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.

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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. AAaahhhh you’ll finally destroy me at some point! SO many delicious recipes so little time to make and eat them. I have a pretty darn long list of YOUR recipes to make. Okay on top are the Lind Truffels and now those Cookies. WIth which should I start???
    What do you mean with growing up? It’s clearly the best way eating Nutella. I don’t appreciate any distraction 🙂
    Do you remeber that Oreo Almond Butter? THe original recipe was with hazelnut butter. Also pretty amazing!

  5. Ugh my life is so incomplete! I used to have a chocolate soy nut butter, which is kind of like a nut free version of Nutella, but it really wasn’t that good (thankfully regular soy nut butter is awesome, which is what I grew up on). It actually makes me so sad that I will never know what nutella tastes like. #firstworldproblems

    That being said, these look great! And I bet they would be almost as good made with almond or soy nut butter!

    PS. Congrats again on your Lifehack piece! I can’t tell you enough how much I’m flattered that you included my recipes 🙂

    1. Your recipes are amazing and delicious- they deserve to be shared!

      Haha, I think living makes it a fair trade not to try it 😉 I’ve tried it with almond butter before but you need to add an extra egg- the almond butter texture is too grainy unless you use barney butter which is like liquid gold lol.

  6. 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 🙂

  7. You’ll be impressed to know that I did NOT eat Nutella from the jar growing up. Or ever, for that matter. Buuuuut that might have something to do with the fact that I can’t eat it at all thanks to allergies 😆 You know what I did eat straight from the jar, though? Honey. I would literally -drink- straight from those honey bear honey pots. I’ve also been known to take shots of maple syrup 😉

  8. 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!

  9. you’re my sexy hazelnut butter…and my persian prince. I didn’t eat nutella growing up until I went to france and was forced to live without peanut butter for two months. Then nutella and I officially met and I gained 20 pounds. GOOD TIMEZZZZ.

  10. 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.

  11. your sister and I would make awesome friends – Nutella is one of my favourite things in life. Chef-friend made cookies the other day that were stuffed with nutella, caramel, and topped with sea salt – it was insanely awesome. Although I could go with these too :-p

  12. My life isn’t complete without chocolate – I mean chocolate makes hazelnut butter all better right? 🙂
    I could’nt help chuckling at your sisters refusal to try your homemade hazelnut butter based on its looks and then devouring these cookies! Ha – you are indeed a good brother!
    But, speaking of good – these cookies are not good – they are freaking fantastic! Love healthier cookies -specially with cocoa/chocolate!
    Btw, Arman – what kind of foodprocessor did you use to make the hazelnut butter? Your mum’s old one?

  13. Congrats on getting published Arman and I hope you’re having a great weekend! My life is definitely incomplete without chocolate, guess I have a chocolate addiction. These cookies look soooo good, but I’m afraid too make them because I end up eating way too many cookies every time I bake cookies.:P

  14. I love when the ugly duckling turns into a swan. It’s magical, unless it was that reality TV show and they it was just fucking creepy.

    4 ingredient cookies, I love the concept, although I don’t think I’ve actually eaten Nutella, which works since there isn’t actually any in this recipe.

      1. This crazy TV show where the took an “ugly duckling” (I.e. some poor girl) and turned her into a swan with a week filled with intense plastic surgery. Everything from lifts, tucks, nose jobs, boob jobs, teeth whitening, lasik, etc. etc. It was quite sick actually and everyone ended up looking like Barbie. So surreal.

  15. So easy, even I can make them! Seriously though, you had me at nutella. We have a strict no nutella policy in our house, because we would just sit on the couch and eat it straight from the jar until it was gone. In one sitting. That’s just how we roll. That said, I ate nutella gelato every day in Barcelona and I don’t regret it one bit.

  16. Love how simple! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

      1. Oh that’s a relief. I’m not vegan, but I am very sensitive to dairy. Also I’ve always wanted to try nutella but stayed away. My mind has now been blown twice! Cant wait to try both!

        1. No worries at all, Dave! Do you have a high speed blender or food processor? Add 1 cup of hazelnuts until smooth then add cocoa powder and coconut palm sugar (or any sugar, really!) and if it’s too firm, add a dash of neutral oil to it (I’ve used canola and melted coconut- the latter tends to stiffen so maybe go canola!).

  17. You had me at Nutella … and four ingredients! Seriously, these sound delicious … and they really couldn’t be any easier!

  18. what a nice brother you are! my “nutella” would be sriracha. and buffalo sauce. and chocolate. pinned these cookies, I should just make an “Arman TBMW” pinterest folder…

  19. Arman! There you go rockin’ it out again! I love making hazelnut chocolate butter. Would you believe that am actually disgusted by Nutella? It tastes like overly sweet crappy frosting to me. These are WAY more my speed. Your sister doesn’t know how what she’s missing.

  20. While I do love challenges, I’m no paleo and would never, ever set out on a 2-week challenge, part of which involved giving up nutella. As for your sister, well, her interactions with you seem quite normal for a brother-sister relationship – the only question is whether, if pressed by someone outside your family for her response to these cookies, she would give you credit for being the incredibly good (and thoughtful) brother that you are?:)

  21. As a nutella addict (I too would be found with nothing but a jar of Nutella and a spoon…sometimes not even the spoon), these are delicious!!! I couldn’t find hazelnuts #islandproblems, but I did find hazelnut flour. I added coconut oil and blended until it was the consistency of nut butter. Thank you!!!

  22. Arman,
    These cookies look awesome. Your sister is one lucky girl!! And like Michelle, I want to see the photo you sent your sister of the hazelnut butter because I make homemade nut butters all the time, and while they don’t look all that amazing, I don’t think they’re repulsive. I’ve been known to eat copious almond butter right out of the work bowl of my food processor 🙂

  23. Thank SO you for posting these. Especially the egg subs. I can no longer have eggs and miss them very much. But your cookies look like they will make me miss them less!

  24. Dear Arman, these cookies look wonderful! I especially love the vegan option. I will have to give these a try sometime. Pinned for later. Have a wonderful weekend my friend, Catherine

  25. I absolutely love hazelnut butter and coconut sugar and of course, cocoa, so the combo of all of those sounds incredible! I love all of your closeup shots too…I want to reach in the screen and grab one 🙂

  26. Hello! I’ve just started Paleo for Hashimoto’s in the last two months, and as someone who absolutely hates to cook, I am so grateful to have found your site (through pinterest). Your recipes are simple and delicious. I’ve just made these cookies for the third time. I wish I had read the comments sooner as I’ve been using almond butter and knew they were off, but didn’t know why. Would you make the recommendation of adding an extra egg for almond butter up above in the actual recipe? Also, I tried making them with Justin’s hazelnut spread and that was a no go. They melted into one large cookie, which of course we ate anyway, but after a day turned to dust. Thank you again! You are now my go to site for recipes.

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