Vegan & Paleo Nutella Cookies

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Paleo Vegan Nutella Cookies

Nutella cookies without any Nutella!  These cookies have all the wonderful chocolate and toasted hazelnut flavor without using the not so healthy OR allergy-friendly Nutella.  Back when I first started this blog, I recreated a Nutella recipe….but that was back when I still used sugar.  I am working on a sugar free version now…but no perfection…. yet.

Grain free and vegan baked goods can be hard to find as not using eggs with all the protein-rich flours can be even trickier than  gluten free/egg free baking (is that even possible?!)

I remember feeling so completely overwhelmed when I first started doing gluten free vegan baking…it seemed like I would never get it.  But now, it is second hand.  I am hopeful that my expertise in grain free cooking will one day match!  Or maybe my son will actually be able to tolerate eggs….is it too much to hope?  Just one little allergen back on the menu?!  Please?!  Maybe the Chinese herbs we hope to get soon will do the trick…I can hope, right?

My friend shared a recipe with me via Gluten Free Fix.  While I have used similar ingredients, I have completely changed the method to make mine a little quicker to throw together (I have told you I am kind of lazy about making food look pretty, right?).  These would be perfect with a cup of coffee or as an afternoon pick-me-up.  Enjoy!

HAZELNUT NOTE: To remove the skins from hazelnuts, after toasting them in a 350 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes, vigorously roll the nuts between a folded kitchen towel.  This can be a pain, but it will get most of the skins off for you, which is all you need!

Paleo Vegan Nutella Cookies

5.0 from 4 reviews
Paleo Nutella Cookies
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Serves: 15
Grain Free, refined sugar free Nutella goodness!
  • ¼ cup allowed butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (or more butter), softened
  • 6 tablespoons honey or coconut nectar
  • ½ cup toasted hazelnuts (papery skins removed)
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 6 T coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (to taste)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, whir the butter, oil, and honey until creamy and smooth.
  3. Add in the whole toasted hazelnuts and pulse to chop them.
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients through the baking soda and process until well mixed. You want to leave some nut pieces, and not puree the whole thing.
  5. Taste, make sure it is sweet enough for you! Adding an additional tablespoon or two of sweetener or stevia equivalent is fine.
  6. Add in chocolate chips as desired and pulse a couple of times to mix. Your dougn should be stiff, just like a typical cookie dough batter. Adding a tablespoon or two more of any of the flours is ok!
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto to a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for about 8-10 minutes until just golden around the edges, and no more! Grain-free cookies can dry out quickly!
  9. Let cool, and then store in an airtight container.

I lost my camera and had to take these pictures with a regular point and shoot…wow, what difference!

This recipe was shared on My Meatless Monday, Make Your Own Monday, Natural Living Monday, Tasteful Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday,Fat Tuesday, GF Wednesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Kids in the Kitchen, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Pennywise Platter, Full Plate Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Thank Your Body Thursday, Tasty Traditions, GF Fridays, Wellness Weekends, Fight Back Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Whole Foods Friday, Healthy Vegan Fridays,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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28 comments on “Vegan & Paleo Nutella Cookies
  1. Amber says:

    These look fabulous, Tessa! I’m so proud of you for kicking out that sugar. What a wonderful treat. :-)


  2. These look so yummy! My husband and I have been thinking more about the Paleo diet but haven’t made a huge switch yet. This will be a good recipe to introduce to the family! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow that’s great Tessa, I’ll have to try these out. We’re always looking for great gluten free free cookies. Even better that these don’t use eggs!

  4. I have been dreaming of Nutella cookies, but didn’t want them made with the store-bought junk. Thank you soooo much for this recipe, Tessa! Can’t wait to try them. :-)


    p.s. look for a surprise on my blog in a little while. 😉

  5. These cookies look absolutely delicious!!!

  6. Teresa says:

    Do I melt the coconut oil or just pack it in solid form like a shortening?

  7. My brilliant baking queen-you’ve done it again! These cookies look delicious and perfect for my Nutella loving husband :)

  8. woohoo! these babies look beautiful. Vegan & paleo is awfully tricky to get right, I look forward to trying these

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe on Natural Living Monday! They sound delicious. I am going to pin this and hopefully make some this weekend!

  10. Moriah says:

    Omg! These cookies are the BOMB!! Made them yesterday with kindness for my Nutella-loving daughter but ate them myself for dinner and breakfast. Thinking I’ll have to make another batch just for her as I may eat these all myself before she gets home from school. Thx for the great recipe! :)

  11. Dana says:

    Oh these look wonderful! Thanks for such a creative recipe. Can’t wait for healthy Nutella!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    I love the nutella for this cookie, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  14. Tessa, these look amazing! Seriously, everything you do is awesome! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! Its awesome bloggers like you that make our party wonderful! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) See you next Friday! Cindy from

  15. Alix says:

    I’ve never had Nutella, but these look yummy! Thank you for linking up with Wildcrafting Wednesdays!

  16. Vicky says:

    Hi Tessa! I must have missed these when you posted them, I’m definitely going to try these. I love they have no eggs which means my husband can eat them too! I’m sharing on my Gluten Free Afternoon Tea FB page!

  17. Yum! These look amazing.

  18. These look so good! Almost like they would have a brownie consistency! Pinning this recipe for the day I can eat nuts again! :) And please share when you’ve got a sugar-free nutella recipe. That would be amazing!

  19. Miz Helen says:

    Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. MMM, healthy and so gooood! Thank you for sharing your post with us and I hope to welcome you over at Seasonal Celebration again today! Rebecca @Natural Mothers Network x

  21. Eden says:

    What do you bake your cookies on? I have tried finding a good stainless steel cookie sheet, with no luck. I’m looking for another option. (P.S. Your cookies always look amazing! I haven’t tried all of them, but we love the ones I have tried. Yum!)

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