Paleo fruit cookies

Grain-free vegan paleo fruit cookies that are free from sugar, nuts and seeds

These delicious paleo fruit cookies are auto-immune compliant and have very low calories. While the amount of sugar is low, the amount of taste is still high! Give these fruit cookies from Ambra Torreli a try for yourself.

Paleo fruit cookies

Paleo fruit cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 32 kcal
Author Ambra Torelli



  • 40 g tigernut flour
  • 50 g arrowroot flour
  • 50 g cassava flour
  • 30 g coconut milk
  • 1/8 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 70 g coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp fruit liqueur of Limoncello or Moscato The alcohol will evaporate while baking. If you need to avoid this, use unsweetened apple juice.
  • 2 tbsp freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries, crushed
  • 2 tbsp freeze-dried banana, crushed
  • 2 tbsp candied orange zest (if you can't find shop-bought, make your own)


  • grated zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175 ml water


For the candied orange zest

  1. Wash the orange well, slice into quarters, then remove the pulp and as much of the white pith as possible with a knife.

  2. Dice the orange zest in little bits, add them to 115ml (4fl oz) water and boil for 20 minutes. Strain, then add 60ml (2fl oz) water together with the maple syrup and vanilla to a pan and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 20 minutes, adding more water of needed.

For the cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas Mark 4.

  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl (except for the dehydrated fruit and candied orange), mix and knead well until you get a nice and smooth ball of dough. To save time, you can combine them all in a food processor.

  3. Place the ball of dough over a sheet of parchment paper, cover with another sheet of paper and flatten down with your hands.

  4. Sprinkle the crushed freeze-dried fruit and candied orange bits over the flattened dough, cover it again with parchment paper, then roll down again until 5mm (1⁄4in) thick.

  5. Carve out cookies using your favourite cookie cutter, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo fruit cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 32 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.2g3%
Saturated Fat 1.7g11%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 0.2g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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