Paleo Breakfast Cookies

Aug, 01, 2019
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While living in my dorm room, I found myself always baking things when I was at home and bringing as much of it as I possible could to fit in my mini-fridge freezer to enjoy periodically throughout my time at school. These were perfect because they are small and nutrient-packed. I could easily pull out a few and put them in the fridge to eat for either breakfast or a snack throughout the week! They are also easy enough that if I was feeling adventurous I could head down to my dorm building’s kitchen and make some for the following weeks. I can’t rave enough about how great these paleo breakfast cookies are!

It's no secret that I love baked goods and any form of cookie. So, these healthy and gut-friendly cookies are my new best friend! I make a huge batch of them at a time because they are so hearty and satisfying. That's something I found really difficult to find when switching my diet. I felt like I could only eat copious amounts of veggies but they would never fully satisfy me (nor was I getting enough nutrients from solely veggies!). That's when I started experimenting with baked goods like these and other bread-y type things. They add a healthy variety to a restricted diet. I also love to pull one out to enjoy when I get jealous of people around me enjoying something my body can't tolerate. I'm always searching for and focusing on all that I CAN eat and truly enjoying it. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do!

Paleo Breakfast Cookies

The perfect paleo and gut-friendly breakfast cookie that's delicious and nutritious enough to eat any time of day!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies


  • Blender or food processor


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup medjool dates soft and pitted
  • ½ cup almond butter or nut butter of choice
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes for topping


  • Preheat oven to 315°F.
  • Line a cookie tray and set aside.
  • Add all ingredients (except coconut flakes) to the blender and process until it forms a cookie dough. The dough will be slightly crumbly.
  • Transfer mixture into a large bowl and fold in the coconut flakes. Use hands to make sure dough is well combined. If unable to form a ball with the dough, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time and blend until a consistency where a ball can be formed.
  • Roll the dough into 16 balls and place onto prepared tray. Press each cookie ball with something flat or your hand to slightly flatten the cookies.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges of cookies look golden brown.
Keyword clean, gluten-free, grain-free, healthy, paleo, vegan

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Hi there! I'm Sami. Welcome to my blog where I share snippets into my life living with autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and navigating my health journey. I follow AIP and paleo diet and love to share my tips, tricks, and recipes. I'm so excited to have you follow along with me!