No-Bake Paleo and Gluten-Free Cookies

These No-Bake Paleo Cookies were introduced to me by my friend, Tanya, who has been having success with the Paleo Diet. What I love about these cookies is that they are gluten free, high in omega 3 fatty acids, and best of all, taste great. This recipe is great if you’re on a gluten-free diet, trying to eat low carbohydrates or following the the Paleo Diet, which is based around eating quality sources of protein, fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafoods, fats high in omega-3 and low-glycemic carbohydrates. This is a low-carb diet which omits refined sugars and grains, dairy, trans fats, salt, high-glycemic carbohydrates, and processed foods. For more information see The Paleo Diet. Best of all, these cookies are no bake!

No-Bake Paleo and Gluten-Free Cookies

Prep Times:

20 minutes


2 dozen (larger cookies)


1 cup finely chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts
11/2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup almond butter (I used self-grind)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes


1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Process nuts in a food processor until very finely chopped (almost ground). Set aside.

3. Combine chocolate, almond butter, olive oil and honey over low heat in a medium saucepan 2 to 3 minutes or until it has a smooth consistency and chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, coconut and nuts.

4. Drop by tablespoon or teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until they harden. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

31 thoughts on “No-Bake Paleo and Gluten-Free Cookies”

  1. these look great! I have a similar nobake cookie and not sure if it’s technically paleo, but it’s GF & Vegan..coconut flakes, coconut oil, dash of cinnamon, honey/agave/maple syrup, cocoa powder..mix and you’re done. I love EASY recipes…for cookies 🙂

  2. So glad you posted these! My daughter in law is craving cookies and will only eat honey or agave for sweetener. Add to that they are gluten free, and this is a perfect treat for her! (and me too!)

  3. These sound great! I’ve been told my diet (no sugar, gluten, eggs, dairy, yeast, and low glycemic) is sort of like paleo. . . but not following the paleo diet, I always wonder whether or not paleo includes white sugar (as is in the chocolate chips in this recipe). It’s easy for me to sub for the honey, but I always get stuck on the chips! Any suggestions? Thanks!

  4. Eating as I type, and loving every bite. So easy to make!!! I used my French appetizer pans to make uniform sizes. There was a few tablespoons left over and I just happened to have some frozen vanilla yogurt with the warm cookie mix on top……Heaven!
    Thank you so much!

  5. I am doing no refined/cane sugar, too. So I made these without the chips by substituting 3/4 cup organic cocoa and adding 3T coconut oil. The cookies were delicious and had a very dark chocolate flavor–almost like fudge.

  6. These are SO good and easy to make! My 8 year old loves them, as he is grain free and they are a real treat! Thank you!

  7. Very easy, thanks for providing something appropriate and yummy to serve to my vegetarian no-dairy friends at Passover. I have frozen them for next week and am confident they will freeze well. Only problem is I can taste the olive oil, which is strange in a chocolate dessert. Next time I will use coconut oil (or even cannola). By the way, your Passover brownies were AWESOME! Many thanks for those as well

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  9. I just make the for my husband. He loves no bakes but I don’t have any of the traditional no bake ingredients (oatmeal or peanut butter) because we’re trying to stick to the paleo thing. I hope he likes them, I like the melted version so far (from licking the spoons)!! 🙂

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