Paleo CinnApple Cookies [Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo]

Deliciously moist and decadent apple cookies sure to please even fussy eaters

Ok, I’m supposed to be staying away from pseudo-junk, and I’ve been very good about it! Technically, I don’t use any flours in this so… Maybe I’m not ‘clean cheating’ too badly… That’s my story and I’m sticking with it! It all started when, this afternoon, the kids asked very politely if they could please have a cookie (or two). I decided to experiment with a few things. I saw a recipe on Nom Nom Paleo and was inspired by it – so I changed it up, got cracking, and whipped up my CinnApple cookies! My kitchen smelled like a dream whilst these were baking and cooling! 

Cinnamon Apple cookies

Recipe for Paleo CinnApple cookies

Yield: 6 medium sized cookies 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes



What you need

1 X-Large/Jumbo egg, whisked 

1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated (I used a Pink Lady apple) 

1/3 cup dessicated coconut

1 tblspn cashew butter

1/2 tspn cinnamon powder

Few drops of vanilla extract

I/2 tspn melted ghee (I wanted some buttery richness but you can leave this out) 

*if you want more sweetness, 1/2 tspn of date paste ought to do it, though it’s not necessary* 

What you need to do

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. 

2. Whisk the egg in a small bowl. Set aside. 

3. Grate the apple, and add to a mixing bowl. I got about 3/4 cup worth from the one apple I used. 


4. Add the dry ingredients, and cashew butter. Mix well. 


5. Add the egg, and combine well. If it’s too liquid, add a touch more coconut. It’s a moist dough though – not like regular cookie dough.


6. I use a small scoop to get fairly even sized cookies. Scoop, and place onto lined baking tray. 


7. Repeat until done. You should get 6 decent sized cookies out of this mix.

8. Flatten each ‘dough ball’ with your fingers (gently!). Bake for 15-20 minutes.

9. I removed them from the oven when the edges started browning. Allow to cool. Then dig in!! 

These are soft, chewy, have just enough sweetness, and they’re moreish!!! They aren’t hard biscuits so don’t expect them to snap in half. Give it a try – they’re really really good!! Giving my kids these cookies instead of ones laden with sugar and created in a lab makes me feel pretty good too. Better than that even, are the responses of ‘mmmm mum, these are so yum!’ And ‘please may I have some more!?’ Working-from-home days sure do have their benefits! 


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2 thoughts on “Paleo CinnApple Cookies [Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo]

  1. Just made these for my daughter (and myself!) she is only 3, and absolutely loves them! Think they’ll be a lunch box winner, if they don’t get eaten between now & tomorrow morning…doubtful! Thank you x


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