Macadamia, Apricot & Fig Paleo Oatmeal Cookies – Grain Free Paleo Breakfast Cookies Recipe
Coconut Flour & Almond Flour Breakfast Cookies with NO Flour & NO Sugar Added!
Satisfy your cravings for Paleo oatmeal cookies with this deliciously GRAIN FREE Paleo breakfast cookies recipe! Light, fluffy and cake-y, with the satisfyingly crunchy-chewy goodness of nuts and dried fruit in every bite.
But, instead of the classic raisins and walnuts in oatmeal raisin cookies, I’ve used dried figs and macadamia nuts for a tasty and nutritious twist! Most importantly, these healthy Paleo breakfast cookies are made with NO grains and NO added sugars. They’re everything Paleo oatmeal cookies should be! That is, IF Paleo oatmeal cookies were an actual thing...
Technically, “Paleo oatmeal cookies” would be an oxymoron. After all, how can GRAIN FREE Paleo breakfast cookies also be Paleo OATMEAL cookies when OATS are a GRAIN??
Because, in reality, these are sneaky coconut flour & almond flour breakfast cookies that don’t contain any oats at all!
Sugar Free & GRAIN FREE Paleo Oatmeal Cookies ?!
Even though my body isn’t a big fan of digesting grains, I love oatmeal raisin cookies! So, rather than saying ‘sayonara’ to the cookie of my dreams, I decided to get creative and come up with a grain free Paleo ‘oatmeal’ alternative. The result: coconut flour & almond flour breakfast cookies that taste like the real deal!
Those grain free flours make for an extra fluffy and comforting bite, and the baked-in dried figs add a satisfying chewiness that’s so reminiscent of classic oatmeal raisin cookies. When I first tried them, even I had to remind myself that these coconut and almond flour oatmeal cookies weren’t made with actual oatmeal…
But I assure you, every ingredient in these grain free Paleo breakfast cookies is 100% caveperson-approved: no oats or grains of any kind. And, for maximum nourishment, they also contain NO added sugars or sweeteners of any kind—not even raw honey or maple syrup!
Don’t fret, these coconut & almond flour breakfast cookies are perfectly sweet and satisfying. Thanks to the applesauce, dried apricots, and dried figs, they’ve got plenty of all-natural sweetness. Not overly sweet and indulgent like a dessert, but a deliciously comforting balance of subtle savory and sweet. Perfect for breakfast!
Every ingredient in these grain free Paleo breakfast cookies is a real, whole food, and every bite is scrumptiously satisfying and nourishing.
Coconut Flour + Almond Flour Breakfast Cookies, for the Paleo WIN
Seriously, even I was amazed by how much these coconut flour and almond flour breakfast cookies reminded me of oatmeal raisin cookies. But, unlike classic oatmeal cookies, these Paleo oatmeal cookies are filled with wholesome FUEL. These are sugar free and grain free Paleo BREAKFAST cookies, after all—nutritious enough to eat first thing in the morning!
I love the convenience of breakfast cookies for meal prep purposes, and they’re great for taking on the go & for busy mornings. And, let’s be real: they’re just plain tasty! But, many seemingly healthy breakfast cookies aren’t actually the healthiest options for breakfast.
So, I wanted these grain free Paleo breakfast cookies to be not just ‘Paleo-approved,’ but also actually nutritious. Filled with the kind of fuel that my body needs to start the day. Which is why I kept them grain free and sugar free—and used real, nourishing ingredients like I’d eat in a healthy breakfast!
Since these coconut flour & almond flour breakfast cookies also contain plenty of coconut shreds and almond butter, they’re rich in nutritious fats to keep you full and satisfied. And, I nixed the added sugars, so ALL of the sugars in these Paleo oatmeal cookies are natural sugars from the dried fruit.
Plus, you get 12 grams of plant-based protein per serving—and you get to eat FOUR cookies per serving. Clean, filling, low sugar, HIGH PROTEIN Paleo breakfast cookies that taste like comforting oatmeal cookies?? They’re the ultimate healthy treat to fuel your morning!
Paleo Oatmeal Cookies Mix-In Ideas:
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge oatmeal raisin cookie fanatic. But, I wanted to switch things up a bit and make these grain free Paleo breakfast cookies their own unique kind of delicious. So, instead of the classic raisins and walnuts as mix-ins, I went with dried figs and macadamia nuts!
It’s a small change—I still get to enjoy some sweet chewiness and a crunchy element in my cookies—but I really enjoy mixing things up for some flavor variety. Plus, I love figs, and macadamia nuts are my favorite kind of nuts! And, both are loaded with healthy fuel and superfood nutrients.
Of course, you can totally stick with raisins and walnuts as mix-ins to make this a ‘true’ Paleo oatmeal raisin cookies recipe. Or, feel free to get creative with other dried fruit and nut combinations!
Using the same coconut & almond flour breakfast cookies base recipe, there are loads of other mix-in ideas to explore:
- dried cranberries & pistachios
- diced prunes & slivered almonds
- chopped dates & cashews
- dried mango & chopped walnuts
- dried blueberries & chopped pecans
- dried apples & chopped peanuts
How to Make Grain Free Paleo Breakfast Cookies with Almond Flour & Coconut Flour
So, this “Paleo oatmeal cookies” recipe is actually a coconut flour and almond flour breakfast cookies recipe—no ‘oatmeal’ involved. But, they’re just as easy to make as any grain-based cookie! Maybe even easier...
To start, preheat your oven to 350°F, or 180°C. Then, to make your grain free Paleo breakfast cookies dough, just toss all of the base ingredients into the food processor! Except for the chopped dried figs and macadamia nuts, or whichever mix-ins you choose—set those aside for now.
You could try making this dough in a high-powered blender instead of a food processor, but it might be tricky. Between the dense grain free flours, almond butter, and dried apricots, it’ll be pretty thick!
Blend your coconut & almond flour breakfast cookies base ingredients for about 30-60 seconds, until you’ve got a thick, wet dough.
Next, add your mix-ins into the food processor—I used dried figs and macadamia nuts—and pulse a few times. Just enough to get them integrated into your Paleo oatmeal cookies dough. You want your mix-ins to keep their chewy, crunchy textures, so don’t BLEND ‘em to a pulp!
Now, you’ll need a large baking sheet lined with parchment and sprayed, and you’re ready to portion! Scoop your grain free Paleo cookies dough onto that lined baking sheet, and gently press down on each dough ball to flatten and spread.
I used a cookie scoop (1.5-Tbsp size) for easy portioning and just scooped straight from the food processor carafe to save a dish. But, you can transfer the dough to a bowl if preferred, and feel free to use any spoon you like.
Using that 1.5-Tbsp scoop, this coconut & almond flour breakfast cookies recipe yielded about 40 cookies. I haven’t personally tried baking this dough into larger Paleo oatmeal cookies, but you’re welcome to give it a whirl! Just know that the bake time/temp may need to be adjusted, so it will likely take some experimenting.
Once you’ve portioned all of your dough and flattened the tops, you can pop those healthy Paleo breakfast cookies into the oven for about 14-16 minutes! (I always recommend monitoring after about 10 minutes to see how they’re doing!)
You’ll know they’re done when the tops are golden and they’re browning on the bottoms. They should feel light and springy to the touch!
Remove your coconut & almond flour breakfast cookies from oven and allow to cool slightly before enjoying! Or, for breakfast meal prep and storage purposes, allow to cool completely before transferring to containers.
How to Store Paleo Oatmeal Cookies for Breakfast Meal Prep
To store grain free Paleo breakfast cookies for meal prep, transfer cooled cookies into airtight containers. Plastic or glass reusable meal prep containers, mason jars, plastic zip-top bags—whatever you prefer! As long as it’s airtight.
Also, it can be helpful to place cut sheets of parchment between cookies if they’re stacked on top of each other. Not necessary, but it helps to keep them separate and soak up any excess cooking oil, so they stay fresh and tasty!
For maximum freshness and longer storage, I recommend storing your Paleo oatmeal cookies in the fridge. They should last for about 5 days! They’ll still keep their light, fluffy texture, and you can even warm them up briefly in the microwave if you like.
BONUS: Coconut & Almond Flour Breakfast Cookies are Freezer Friendly!
For even longer storage—like up to a month—you can also store these grain free Paleo breakfast cookies in the FREEZER! I know, meal prep freezer breakfast cookies might seem a bit over-the-top for some people... But, if you’re a large batch meal prepper or a freezer meal prep fanatic, this is a great option to add to your breakfast freezer meals repertoire!
Simply allow your coconut & almond flour oatmeal cookies to cool completely, and package as you would for fridge storage. (See above section.) For breakfast freezer cookies especially, I highly recommend separating layered/stacked cookies with pieces of parchment!
You can store them together as one large batch, or divide them into individual portions for easier access. That way, you can remove and thaw just as many freezer breakfast cookies as you need for each day.
When ready to enjoy, reheat coconut & almond flour breakfast cookies in the microwave for about 1 minute, until they’re soft and cakey again. Or, for crispier edges, toast your Paleo oatmeal cookies in the toaster oven until heated through!