Sunflower Seed and Nut Butter Cookies [Paleo, Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free]

Do you ever have cookie emergencies? As in, you need some STAT!? Then here’s the remedy – just 4 ingredients, a few minutes of your time, and you’ve got yourself a batch of gluten free goodness!

With the end of the school holidays upon us, I’ve been thinking about packed lunches and trying to figure out how to keep them interesting. I wrote a post with my 10 lunchbox ideas earlier so my brain was already hard-wired into thinking of more ideas. So at 19:45 I decided to make some cookies. And at 20:00, I had a baked batch!


My obsession with sunflower seeds continues on from these sunflower and tahini crackers so I decided to grind some seeds into flour and work from there. I wanted to keep it simple so kept the ingredients down to a minimum. I used peanut butter (made with only peanuts, no added nasties) but you can substitute this with any other nut butter that you’d prefer to use. I reckon macadamia would be delicious! A bit of raw honey thrown in, and some baking powder, and that was it – a dough was formed.


It was easy to handle, soft but sturdy (not crumbling all over the place), and I managed to get 7 good sized cookies out of just 1/2 a cup of seeds. This makes it a handy little recipe for those mid-afternoon slumps or like today, last minute lunch box needs!

Recipe for Sunflower Seed and Nut Butter Cookies

Yield: 6-7 good sized cookies 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10-15 minutes 

What you need

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup nut butter

3 tspns raw honey/date paste/sweetner of your choice

1/2 tspn baking powder

What you need to do

1. Preheat oven to 170Β°C.

2. Grind sunflower seeds to create flour.

3. Mix all the ingredients together and form a dough.

4. Break off pieces of dough and form into biscuits. I used a fork to push them down and flatten (gave it a little pattern too).

5. Bake! Check after 10 minutes and be careful – it can go from just about done to burnt in about 10 seconds. Done!


6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

These are great for lunches, afternoon teas, birthday parties, or just plain ‘I need a cookie and I need one now’ moments. Super quick, super simple, and super yum! Enjoy πŸ˜‰

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