4 Ingredient Paleo Nutella Cookies

Just FOUR ingredients are needed to make these paleo friendly ‘nutella’ cookies- 1 bowl, 10 minutes and you’ll have chewy, delicious and healthy cookies ready! Paleo, gluten free and a vegan option too! 

Healthy 4 Ingredient Paleo "Nutella" Cookies- Super chewy and insanely delicious, these secretly healthy cookies are completely grain-free and ready in minutes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com


What is one food you claim your life would be incomplete with?

For my sister, it is Nutella. Slathered on toast, enrobed in crepes or most commonly, eaten off the spoon– give her a jar of Nutella and she’d be one happy chicken. (This depends on who gives it to her. If it’s me, she expects it as standard and no positive response follows).

4 Ingredient Paleo 'Nutella' Cookies- A delicious #paleo friendly #cookie which requires 1 bowl and TEN minutes to whip up- The best bit? Just 4 ingredients needed! Naturally #glutenfree and with a #vegan option! -thebigmansworld.com


When she embarked on her 2 week paleo challenge (which yes, she did fail miserably), she proclaimed the one thing that would be her undoing would be Nutella. If you followed along with it, you’d know she actually didn’t even eat Nutella once.

Being God the kind brother I am, I whipped out spectablend and blended hazelnuts until they turned into a creamy butter consistency ready. My intentions were to add the necessary extras to make her a paleo version of her favourite spread. I snapchatted (yes, a new term coined) her a picture and well…..let’s just say she needs her mouth washed with soap due to the nature of her response.

4 Ingredient Paleo 'Nutella' Cookies- A delicious #paleo friendly #cookie which requires 1 bowl and TEN minutes to whip up- The best bit? Just 4 ingredients needed! Naturally #glutenfree and with a #vegan option! -thebigmansworld.com


Yes. Hazlenut butter is not visually aesthetic but then again…how did she think Nutella looked like before it’s chocolate makeover?

Seeing as she was repulsed, she refused to even try it out. Instead of jumping for joy at this new addition for myself to consume, I decided to use it in a Nutella inspired cookie- and then give them to her and then after she ate it, tell her what the base of it was. Friends, they didn’t even last that long.

Based off my 3 ingredient grain free cookies, I switched the nut butter base and added cocoa powder and voila- 4 ingredient Paleo Nutella Cookies! With just four ingredients, these light, crispy cookies are ready in under 10 minutes and so simple to make. They are paleo friendly which makes them vegan, grain free and gluten free to boot. 


There you have it. The food version of the ugly duckling story. The ugly duckling became a beautiful swan. The ugly hazelnut butter became a beautiful cookie.

Want to try a healthy Flourless Peanut Butter version of this made with NO eggs and NO sugar? Check out just how easy it is below!

4 ingredient Paleo Nutella Cookies

A delicious, paleo friendly cookie- tastes like nutella and with just four ingredients- ready in under 10 minutes!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 2 cups raw hazelnut butter*
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs for Vegan option, use 2 'flax' eggs- 2 T flax and 6 T water
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup cocoa powder sifted


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy. In a large mixing bowl, combine the hazelnut butter, coconut sugar, sifted cocoa powder and eggs (or pre mixed flax eggs). Mix very well until fully incorporated.
  • Place golf ball sized cookie dough on a lined baking tray. Press down on each cookie gently with a fork. Sprinkle sea salt over the cookies and place in the oven. Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes, or until just golden brown. Remove from the oven (cookies should still be soft) and allow to cool completely on the tray. Cookies will firm up.


Even though the cookies may seem undercooked, they firm up quite well and maintain a chewy texture
* If you use almond butter, add an extra egg. Do not use sweetened packaged nut butters as they won't form.
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

4 Ingredient Paleo 'Nutella' Cookies- A delicious #paleo friendly #cookie which requires 1 bowl and TEN minutes to whip up- The best bit? Just 4 ingredients needed! Naturally #glutenfree and with a #vegan option! -thebigmansworld.com

Hope you have a great start to the weekend- see you SUNDAY for the meal round ups for the coming weeks– This weekend it’s Breakfast Round up #2! Come swing by and link up a theme related recipe! 

Healthy 4 Ingredient Paleo "Nutella" Cookies- Just FOUR ingredients are needed to make these paleo friendly 'nutella' cookies- 1 bowl, 10 minutes and you'll have chewy, delicious and healthy cookies ready! Paleo, gluten free and a vegan option too! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

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    139 thoughts on “4 Ingredient Paleo Nutella Cookies

    1. So awesome about Lifehack! Congrats. Would you believe I never knew what Nutella was until I was in college? So no, I didn’t eat it growing up and still don’t but I know so many people who love it! Have a great weekend.

    2. Congrats on Lifehack!!! Wow so exciting!!!! As for these cookies….oh yum! there are not enough nutella recipes in this world, so thank you for adding another…..although I wish you would have told me this last weekend as I can only find coconut sugar at trader joes, and I went LAST weekend, promised the man I would only go once a month, so I am stuck for a while. These are definitely a must make though, LOVE that you under baked them! Best way to be 🙂

      1. Thanks, Tina! I’m using it as a platform to share bloggers posts and recipes out there 😀

        Once a month? Wow I admire your restraint- should Australia ever get one, I will be there daily. ooops.

    3. These cookies sound delish! One of my friend’s moms uses her old nutella jars to store spices, grains, and legumes because she ate so much nutella growing up, ha! Nutella is too sweet for me, but hazelnut butter is just perfect. Can’t wait to make these cookies!

    4. Wanna know something? Ya you do. (Don’t worry it’s not gross)

      I’ve never tried Nutella. BUT! I have tried Justins chocolate hazlenut butter & thats kinda the same thing.

      I make grainfree peanut butter cookies using the same method. They’d be #Paleo if it weren’t for the peanuts.

    5. I love a recipe story with a good moral to it..hmm, and am I correct in believing you’ve got a fondness for geese, ducks and the like!?
      Peanut butter. It could be argued that I was born loving peanut butter.
      Sexy is in the eye of the beholder – along with beauty I assume..because I would say hazelnut butter in its own right is pretty darn sexy!

    6. OMG I need these cookies in my life- I am a sucker for all things Nutella…dangerous stuff to keep in the house! For a while, nutella on toast used to be my standard breakfast in high school- now that’s what I call breakfast of champions ;)! As stereotypical HLB as it sounds, my life would be incomplete without some kind of nut butter!

    7. Have a great weekend Arman!
      I think nowadays, I could never live without almond butter – I have to start making my own!! Hazelnut butter would be next!

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