Paleo Breakfast Cookies Recipe

Taylor Kiser | Food. Faith. Fitness.

Paleo Breakfast Cookies have kale, avocados, and sweet almonds. The delish cookie you feel good about eating.

There are times when sometimes I think I am trying to get a LEEETLE TOO creative with my recipe creations.

And today was MOST DEFINITELY, x eleventy billion, one of those times.

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I had been pondering “green smoothie Cookies” for a LONG time, and was pretty excited about the idea. But also, nervous.

How would you react to green cookies even if I did tell you they were healthy and paleo friendly?

Probaaaaably notsowell.

So, I made them for you anyway. And I made them in a food processor, so that would only need ONE bowl.

It’s all about the little things to intrigue your taste buds enough to wanna munch on a recipe.

You understand.

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HOW-EV-ER, What I thought would turn into a totally green breakfast cookie, turned into a cookie… with green pieces.

They most definitely did not resemble the kale smoothie in cookie form that my mind had pictured.

BUT, to my MAJOR surprise, they were DELICIOUS beyond words. The kind of delicious that when you text your husband that you made kale cookies, he just texts back that emoji of a shocked face, about a million times, and says he won’t try them.

And then comes home… and eats 5.

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The kind of YUMMY NUMMY GOODNESS that is lightly crisp on the outside (thanks to the honey!) but then SO chewy and the inside. For serious, I can’t. EVEN. with the chew factor of these cookies.

That also justsohappens to be made with no egg, butter or oil. Don’t judge avocado in cookies you guys.

My favorite healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe TO DATE uses it. It’s pretty much magic.


So, I did what all people who live and breathe social media would do, and asked you peeps on Instagram  if you would judge me for posting cookies that kind of looked like the spent some time cozying up with a swamp creature.

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And guess what? Ya’ll WANTED THE RECIPE. Like, REALLY BADLY.

So, here. Kale cookies for your face.

In one bowl. That you can feel good about because PALEO and SUPERFOOD.

And I PROMISE/PINKY SWEAR/Insert whatever way you will believe me here, that they do not taste like kale.

You can trust me.

The interwebz is a safe place.

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Paleo Breakfast Cookies Recipe

      12 Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups Finely Ground Almond Meal, 5 ounces
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Mashed Avocado, 60 grams or about half of a small avocado
  • 3/4 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 cup Tightly-Packed Kale, Torn into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour, 1 ounce


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or a silpat.
  2. In a large food processor, add in the almond meal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Process until well blended.
  3. Add in the mashed avocado, honey and apple sauce. Process until well combined.
  4. Add the torn kale into the food processor and blend until it breaks down into very small pieces. Finally, add in the coconut flour and blend until well combined and the batter begins to thicken. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the food processor so that all the flour gets mixed in.
  5.  Place the food processor bowl into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to let the coconut flour begin to absorb the liquid.
  6. Once chilled, drop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet using 2 tablespoon-sized spoonfuls. Your dough will be quite sticky. Slightly press down each cookie.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and lightly press the cookies down with a fork. Continue baking until the outsides begin to turn golden brown and lightly crisp, about another 20-25 minutes.
  8. Let cool to on the pan for 10 minutes, and then transfer to rack to finish cooling.


  • Cookies are best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Although they will lose a little bit of their crispness, it will preserve the chewiness and taste.


Cooking Method:
Healthy Eating
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Author: Taylor Kiser
Recipe Yields: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 68
Calories 177

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 104mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 18g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Taylor Kiser

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Taylor keeps food, faith and fitness close to the heart on her blog of the same name. We're excited to have her as a Healthy Eating fanatic.

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