Apple Cinnamon Cookies

This is a super simple and delicious Apple Cinnamon cookie with coconut and almonds.  I was inspired to make these after all the positive responses I received on the Carrot Cake Cookies so I wanted to make a healthy fruity one too.  You can make these and use them as desserts, or snacks, or whatever else your heart desires.  I also wasn’t happy with just baking these, so I got daring and took some of the mixture and pan fried one of the patties in coconut oil and it was AMAZING so feel free to be daring and serve these up for breakfast sauteed with some 100% Pure maple syrup, People who have never heard the word Paleo will devour these.


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Apple Cinnamon Cookies
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Serves: 15
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees F
  2. Combine all of your ingredients EXCEPT your eggs in a food processor, pulse it until all the pieces are small but still a little chunky. If your food processor is not large enough to accommodate everything just split it up. I did the almonds first, then the apples.
  3. Combine that mixture with the eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix well
  4. Using your hands, form the mixture into "patties" and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. The size of the "patties" are up to you, or you could make the into bars. I made mine about 2 inches across and got about 15 cookies
  5. Bake until done, around 30 minutes
  6. Enjoy

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  1. Awesome! My kids are already almost paleo…just have some,coconut sugar, maple or honey sometimes…but we have Ste a challenge…no sweetness for a month! These fit the bill! I reduced the almonds by 1c and swapped in 1/4c coconut flour as I love that stuff! Also put in a pinch of salt. Worked out so well!

  2. These were really good. I didn’t have almonds so I used almond flour. And even though I may have processed the apples a little too much, these still turned out fabulous!! Perfect amount of sweetness. These are my new favorite treat! Thank you!

  3. Could I do raisins instead of almonds, just to change it up a bit. I newbie to Paleo so I am not sure if raisins are Paleo friendly…:)

  4. OK, so this might souind like a stupid question, but I’ll ask anyways. :) If I want to do make these into “bars” would that batter fit in a 13×9 or more like 9×9 pan? I making these this week!! I need something quick and easy for breakfast in the morning during the week, this may be one of solutions! :) Loving these recipes…can’t wait for the book to come out!!! I just went Paleo and love it…feel great now that I really pay attention to eating clean.

  5. I have this in the oven now and it smells like apple pie!! uhh heaven. my sister’s nickname has been Apples for many years now so I baked these for her!! she follows a pure junk food diet so I am excited to see what she thinks. this is the ultimate test- for non-paleo eaters to like paleo foods.

  6. Good only wish they were sweet. These aren’t sweet at all and I personally would like them better if they were. Maybe I’ll add honey next time.

    1. Dave, you will have to google conversions to know what a cup translates to in measurements. As for calorie content, I don’t measure or track any of that. You can find it by plugging the recipe into or

  7. Made these using coconut sugar and they are by far the best coconut flour cookies I’ve ever had. I’m thinking you should just call them chocolate chip macaroons though. ;)

  8. These came out of the oven a few minutes ago and are almost gone already! I halved the recipe (short on almonds) but since you can’t “half” three eggs I added some raisins so they wouldn’t be too moist. They are delicious and the raisins varied up the texture nicely. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. I made this as a loaf and then cut it into slices and then baked for more time like biscotti. (at least 10 minutes per side at 350, I went longer to dry them even more)

  10. Here’s a little tip, if you don’t want to bake up all the batter at once. Scoop balls onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then freeze for 30 mins. Then place the balls into a zip lock bag and store in the freezer. Then bake off the cookies as you need them.

  11. So after a slight hiatus from eating pure paleo I am back and ready for some treats. these cookies are really Yummy! It’s a nice change from almond-flour based cookies. The bits of chunky pieces of apples and almonds are a nice surprise. I added chopped pecans to mine for a bit more sweetness. Top them with some grass-fed butter..delish!!!

  12. I had these for breakfast warm with some natural yoghurt on the side – it’s not strictly paleo but they’re really good together! Thanks for the recipe :)

  13. any recommendations for to sub in for the unsweetened coconut flakes? While I have gotten used to the subtle taste of coconut oil – I am not typically a fan of coconut. Mid whole 30 right now and planning to stick fairly paleo after

  14. I don’t have a food processor… can I use almond meal instead of the almonds? (not sure what amount though…) Thanks! :-)

  15. I didn't have quite enough almonds so I threw in a 1/2 c of macadamia nuts…they were tasty! I think I could have cooked them a bit less though. This is my first time trying any of your recipes, and I am excited to try more!

  16. Oh yes you need coconut oil plus cook them a little less, they are really delicate depending on the size. And veggie oil isn't paleo

  17. Yes almond meal will work, just start with 1 Cup and if its too liquidy just add it by the quarter cup, I am guessing it will end up being around 1.5 cups

  18. Oh yes, I normally just post the originals and then go play with all the variables and those were some of my ideas. Also with cranberries and orange zest, yummy

  19. Made these last night. Yummy! These would be good with raisins or cranberries added. Trying to make "treats" for my 15 year old daughter so she can stay Paleo to get her excema cleared up. She is doing really well and her skin is slowly starting to look better.Love your recipes!

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