Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough


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This delicious, no bake paleo breakfast cookie dough is perfect for a grab and go breakfast- It’s single serving, paleo, vegan and gluten free and has the taste and texture of cookie dough- Minus the sugar crash! Ready in less than 5 minutes! 

Healthy No Bake Breakfast Cookie Dough for ONE- Easy, delicious and ready in just 5 minutes, NO butter, oil, grains or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough

I have no qualms what kind of diet you follow. Honestly.

Vegan? Cool.

Gluten Free? A-ok!

Grain Free? High 5!

Paleo? Gross. Just kidding.

Healthy No Bake Breakfast Cookie Dough for ONE- Easy, delicious and ready in just 5 minutes, NO butter, oil, grains or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.comI was fortunate late last year to have my first International Blogger Meetup with the awesome Meridien who follows a generally paleo style of eating. That, however, was such a minuet aspect- it was her personality, interests and quirks which made her company enjoyable. Ever since connecting with her, whenever I recipe experiment, I always (within reason!) try and see if I can ‘Meridien’ it….or make it Paleo friendly.

During our meet-up we discussed many things, including tim tams (Aussie Pride!) and cookie dough (American Pride!). When I first made my Nut Butter Breakfast Cookie Dough, I knew I had to try to Paleo-fy and see if it got the tick of approval from the expert herself. Well….Let’s just say the Paleo version MAY be more favoured over the original version.

Healthy No Bake Breakfast Cookie Dough for ONE- Easy, delicious and ready in just 5 minutes, NO butter, oil, grains or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

This Paleo Breakfast Cookie dough is so easy to whip up and tick many other dietary boxes too- Grain free, Vegan, Gluten free and naturally high protein option! This serving can be doubled, tripled or produced in mass quantities for easy grab and go snacking too.

Ready in under 10 minutes, these delicious and filling no bake balls will become standard on your breakfast rotation. Now to see what Meredien thinks….She better like it as I have a triple chocolate spiked version to share!

Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough

Healthy No Bake Breakfast Cookie Dough for ONE- Easy, delicious and ready in just 5 minutes, NO butter, oil, grains or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-


Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough

5 from 1 vote
Cookie dough for breakfast which is completely paleo, vegan and gluten free- and a healthy option anytime of the day!
Servings: 1


  • 4 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice I used cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts of choice I used chopped cashews
  • 1 tsp+ coconut sugar please adjust to desired level of sweetness*
  • Pinch sea salt** Optional
  • 1/4-1/2 cup almond or coconut milk depending on brand of coconut flour used
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut


  • In a large mixing bowl, sift the coconut flour and cocoa powder to remove any clumps. Add in the coconut sugar and sea salt and mix well. Add in the nut butter and chopped nuts.
  • Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until a 'dough' consistency is formed. Shape into bite sized balls and set aside.
  • Spread a plate with the shredded coconut and roll the balls in it to cover completely. Eat immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes.


* I don't like these too sweet so kept it at 1 tsp of sugar. For a sweeter dough adjust accordingly.
** Sea salt brings out the sweetness- This is optional but recommended.
These are great to store in the freezer and simply remove 30 minutes before consumption. If making in batches, it's best tasting coming out of the fridge but can be kept at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Author: Arman
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Healthy No Bake Breakfast Cookie Dough for ONE- Easy, delicious and ready in just 5 minutes, NO butter, oil, grains or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-


Have you ever eaten a ‘paleo friendly’ sweet treat before?

Have you met a blogger from overseas before?

What is a food you’re city/area is famous for? 

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I was just about to say, “hey!” When you said paleo was gross! You have an awesome sense of humor : )

      1. Donna, how is eating real food gross? Just wondering. Do you prefer canned soup and ramen? Or maybe Kraft mac and cheese?

        Or are you trying your hand at trolling for the first time? If you are, you’re terrible at it.

  2. My city is famous for deep dish pizza!!! Lou malnattis all the way!

    I’ve never tried a specific diet. I just eat the things that make me feel awesome.

    1. I legit plan to faceplant a deep dish pizza when I visit America again…I can’t believe I didn’t the last time!

  3. I like this! I will try a version of it with ground almonds instead of coconut flour (I don’t have that and don’t want to buy it 😉 ), with almond butter and chopped almonds then of course. I’ve never made such balls before!! I really have to give it a go!

    1. Hey, I’ve already made them!! I can’t believe it, haha. More often than not I say that I’m going to make a recipe but in the end actually don’t.
      I made them (as I mentioned) with ground almonds, almond butter and chopped almonds. However, they were a bit too salty for me at first so I added a bit more sweetener. I will post them tomorrow to my instagram account and tag you!! 🙂

      1. You are amazing. Hahaha your version is so similar to next week’s one…sub a few bits and bobs… 😉

        1. Yes, can’t wait! 🙂 But I just realised that I need to make a new batch of almond butter. Or maybe cashew butter this time!! And I will order a package of coconut flour, along with sea salt – promise 😉

        1. Hi! 🙂 As far as I remember I made the exact same recipe, but substituted the coconut flour with ground almonds/almond flour, chopped almonds for the chopped nuts, and almond butter as the nut butter. Hope that helps 🙂

    2. I cannot wait to pose the ‘Ann’ recipe- you will love it!

      Saying that- PLEASE consider getting coconut flour- it is so good! Promise 🙂

  4. Ugh my city is famous for freaking Primanti’s Sandwiches … sandwiches with fries and coleslaw on top. Which could be good in theory but it’s so over-talked about here that I’m not enthused anymore. One thing I’m not over? Cookie dough. I used to sneak pieces of it from the freezer when I worked at the ice cream shop a few years ago. Good times :p I’m sure these bites are way healthier than the ones I had at work though lol

    1. Ang…why do you still not work there? I think Davs and I need to call off our road trip to Athens…NOT Greece.

  5. YUM! All I need is coconut milk, shredded coconut, and coconut sugar and I can make these! These look so freaking good.
    I’ve made a Paleo Cupcake…but before that, I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten or made a sweet paleo treat. Paleo-Friendly desserts always look so tasty though.
    I don’t think Birmingham, AL is known for anything special, except that we’re in the South, so southern food (collard greens, cornbread, black eyed peas, fried chicken (bleh) and more fried things…and more.)
    I do like collard greens and black eyed peas though.

    1. Hahahaha the entire coconut family…maybe just buy a whole coconut.

      I LOVE COLLARD GREENS. My American friends thought I was on crack.

      1. Collard greens are the bomb! And turnip greens…can’t tell the difference though. But yum!

  6. I am not big on paleo treats mainly because the baking ingredients cost a lot, but I will do them occasionally especially if my kids can help me out with it since they love making treats. These look really interesting and super yummy, I’ll have to try!

  7. Mmm…Paleo or not, I can get on board with anything cookie dough related! I actually met an overseas blogger 10 days ago- Tara..who is just as awesome as she portrays in her blog. And of course I’ll be seeing you when you get to Mumbai (hint hint)!

  8. Ah I love a good ball recipe, especially one with cashews and coconut 🙂
    I keep finding we are making “paleo” evening meals – not intentional at all but it seems to happen.
    I met the little honey bee and her sister Lesley a few months ago. They are both so lovely and sweet!
    London is famous for everything stodge – pie and mash, fish and chips – such a healthy nation 😉

    1. Hahaha I love London food…’ll have to bring me a curry from Brick Lane or a salad from Soho!

  9. Coconut flour is my favourite thing right now so i’m totally keen to try these! I made a paleo pumpkin pie a few weekends ago and it was actually really good. My town isn’t famous for any food, but a nearby town is the ‘beef capital of Australia’ and holds Beef Week every year, quite paleo friendly really.

  10. Yay totally totally totally gonna make these tomorrow 🙂 Sans sugar obviously but anyways, maybe I’ll sneak in a date or two.
    My area is indeed famous for food and even more for it’s beverages. Schnitzel, Sausages (though it’s deep-rooted predjudice that Germns eat sausages all the time), Pretzels (the only real pretzels btw) and of course diffrent sorts of beer.
    I’ve never met another blogger in real life but I would love to! We should totally go eat a head-sized Schnitzel then 🙂

    1. Hm….can you have honey or maple syrup or brown rice syrup? You could decrease the milk and add some of that? Otherwise definitely chop a date!

      WHEN we meet (which I promise you, will happen) we will be 1) dancing on tables 2) eating a tonne of meat. Pork knuckle!

  11. I can get on board with these! Especially since ya know I finally got around to buying coconut flour AND sugar.

    1. FINALLY. Geeze. I legit still remember telling you in a post of yours years ago to get the damn flour.

  12. Bahaha – cookie dough, American pride. #dying! Paleo or not, these look fab… especially with some added chocolate 🙂

  13. Yum! You and Davida are really making me want to go out and make some balls now. I love that these freeze well, as I am the queen of leftovers.