5 Ingredient Hazelnut Cookies (vegan, gluten-free, paleo, sugar-free)

5 Ingredient Hazelnut Cookies | Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies

A recipe for deliciously healthy hazelnut cookies using only 5 whole food ingredients! Vegan, gluten-free, paleo and sugar-free!


  • 1 cup organic raw hazelnuts ground (in a clean coffee grinder) This will give you more than 1 cup hazelnut powder
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 1 organic banana
  • 4 Medjool dates seed removed
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds mixed with 1/3 cup warm water (spring or filtered)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Mix the chia seeds with the warm water right away and set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the dates and banana until smooth, then add the olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and about half of the hazelnut powder, and blend.
  3. Transfer to a small mixing bowl, add the chia seed mixture, mix with a spoon, then add the rest of the hazelnut flour and mix everything.
  4. Using a mini ice cream scoop or a teaspoon, put on a small cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then add 1 hazelnut on top of each of them, pushing down the top of the cookie a bit.
  5. Cook in a 350F oven for about 25-30 minutes or until it starts getting golden.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes, then sprinkle some icing sugar if you'd like (optional). Let cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 62kcal | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 83mg | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 1g | Vitamin A: 10% | Vitamin C: 0.7% | Calcium: 15% | Iron: 0.4%