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Grain Free Snickerdoodles

The softest grain free snickerdoodles with hints of warm cinnamon and sugar in every bite. These easy, grain and gluten free snickerdoodles are paleo-friendly, too, and made with a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. This will be your new go-to healthy snickerdoodle recipe! 

Course Cookies, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free snickerdoodles, grain free snickerdoodles, healthy snickerdoodles, paleo snickerdoodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 201 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • Wet ingredients:
  • ¼ cup melted and cooled coconut oil or melted butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups packed fine blanched almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For rolling:
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add in melted coconut oil or melted butter, sugar, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Mix until well combined, smooth and creamy.

  3. Next add in almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Mix until a dough forms. Allow dough to sit for 5 minutes to thicken up while you make the cinnamon sugar mixture.

  4. While dough is sitting, mix together cane sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Use your hands to roll dough into 10 golf-sized balls, then roll each dough ball into cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated completely. Place each dough ball on prepared cookie sheet then flatten each with the palm of your hand so that they are about 1/4th inch thick.

  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and allow cookies to cool completely. Makes 10 cookies.

Recipe Notes

See the blog post for cookie freezing instructions.

Missing a few things or want to customize these gluten free snickerdoodles? Here's what I recommend:

  • Instead of coconut oil, feel free to use melted butter. I personally LOVE using melted salted butter in these.
  • The coconut sugar keeps the snickerdoodles paleo, but you can also use regular sugar if you prefer.
  • Missing maple syrup? Feel free to use honey instead, or just add another tablespoon or two of sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Grain Free Snickerdoodles
Amount Per Serving (1 snickerdoodle)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 129
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.3g22%
Saturated Fat 5.4g34%
Carbohydrates 17.1g6%
Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugar 13.3g15%
Protein 4.3g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.