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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  • 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. Awesome article for Lifehack friend! You rock. On another note, I love Nutella…so much so that I never buy it. Ever. Or I will eat alllllllllll lof it.

    2. 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!

    3. 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.

    4. 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 😉

    5. AHHHHH Arman! I read your lifehack before your actual post so…. does that mean I get cookies! These look phenom and holy crap congrats on working for LH! So huge! #myfriendsarefamous

    6. 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.

    7. 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

    8. These look pretty spectacular. I opt for Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter… a slightly healthier version of nutella. These cookies will be made soon!

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