Grain-Free, Vegan Snickerdoodle cookies

These easy Snickerdoodle cookies have become my new favorite cookie recipe. It fills your house with a wonderful smell, puts a smile on your face after one bite and brings pure joy to any sweet lover! If you have a grain or gluten allergy, these are for you! No grains used at all. There's also no dairy and they're only sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup so these will suit even the healthiest of eaters. They might think you're lying to them because they taste so good it's hard to believe they're healthy.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

If you read my post from last week, you know I've been managing my hormones after my diagnosis. Sugar is one of the major things I've been watching because PCOS can affect your blood sugar levels, but I do believe everything is about balance. I find that balance with healthier treats like these snickerdoodle cookies so then I'm not ever feeling deprived. They make a perfect guilt-free dessert to enjoy no matter what your diet might be.

Vegan, Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookies

Just to clarify though, when I say I'm watching my sugar it does not mean that I'm giving all sugar up including fruit. Fruit is one of the only sugars that I still eat daily because real sugar from nature affects our bodies a lot different. I know my case is a little different with having PCOS than someone who is healthy and doesn't have hormonal issues. I'm more sticking with berries and citrus fruits right now as they're lower on the GI index. This is something I'm testing with my body, but it might not be for yours. These are just my opinions. I'm not giving medical advice. Okay let's get back to these delicious cookies….

Snickerdoodle cookies (Vegan, Grain-free)

After you mix together the dry ingredients and then add in the wet, you want to make sure to mix it into a thicker dough. The coconut sugar and cinnamon topping is optional, but that's what really makes it like a snickerdoodle. Roll your dough balls in it and place them on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then you want to lightly press the balls down to flatten them which gives them that snickerdoodle crust around the side.

This recipe makes about 12 – 15. For me it depends on how much batter I eat while making it… After all they're dairy-free so there are no concerns about eating anything raw. :)

Adapted from this recipe


Snickerdoodle Cookies That Are Dairy-free, Grain-free, Vegan

Please use all organic ingredients when possible!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 - 15 cookies
Author Megan Lawson



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, mixing until well combined.
  • Add coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla, and mix until the dough starts to thicken and all the ingredients are combined.
  • Add the toppings - cinnamon and sugar - to a small bowl. Scoop out a spoon full of the dough and roll it between your hands to form a ball.
  • Then roll the dough ball in the cinnamon sugar and put it on baking sheet. Flatten the dough ball with your hand by gently pressing on the cookie. Repeat this will all the dough.
  • Put cookies in oven and bake for 8 - 9 minutes. They should be a golden brown color.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheet for at least 10 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Benefits of this recipe include: 

  1. Good source of fiber and protein
  2. Assists in reducing blood pressure
  3. Contains antioxidants and anit-inflammatory properties
  4. Helps lower bad cholesterol
  5. Will not spike your blood sugar levels like unhealthy desserts
  • Cathy says:


    I am sooo ready for this change. How do I begin this
    wonderful healthy lifestyle?

    Thank you


    • Megan Lawson says:

      Hi Cathy – I would start by removing all the processed and junk food in your house. If it is in a package try to make sure it has only 5 ingredients or less. Load up on fruits and veggies instead! Let me know if you have any questions! You can do it! :)

  • Alex says:

    I know these are supposed to be grain free but could you sub half the almond meal with another flour, whole wheat/coconut etc?

    • Megan Lawson says:

      I know that coconut flour will NOT work. I'm not sure about other flours, but it's work a shot. Let me know if you try it out and how it works. You can buy almond flour off Amazon.

  • These look great! I love that they are grain free!

  • ally says:

    I love finding recipes like this one that make my life easier and keep me on the path of healthier eating…thanks for the great recipe and inspiration!

    • Megan Lawson says:

      Thank you, Ally! :) I hope you enjoy them! These cookies make healthy eating easy. They are my new fav!

  • Oh, I want to try these with a blend of coconut flour and almond flour!

  • Jennifer V. says:

    A great healthy alternative!

  • I adore snickerdoodle cookies and love that this is grain free! Almond flour is one of my favorites when it comes to gf baking!

    • Megan Lawson says:

      Almond flour is one of my favorites too. You'd never know these were grain free. They go fast! :)

  • Snickerdoodles are a classic! I could eat a dozen <3

  • I'm not grain-free but I'm starting to adore almond flour. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Megan Lawson says:

      Almond flour is a great alternative. Even if you're not grain free, you'll love these cookies! :)

  • Krystle says:

    These look so yummy! I'd love to try them.

  • snickerdoodle are my fav!! and love that these are grain free and EASY! sign me up!

  • Mar says:

    Hi Megan, just wondering could I dehydrate these as I don't have an oven ? Thanks.

  • Liz says:

    I love how these are healthier without any weird ingredients! So yummy!!!

  • These look so delicious! I can't wait to make them!

  • Jenni says:

    I love snickerdoodles! They are some of my favorite cookies!

  • michele ~ says:

    My husband is having issues with some digestion issues and we are trying a grain-free plan for 6 weeks to see what happens. These are perfect to be able to offer him!

  • dounia says:

    can i use apple sauce instead of coconut oil i have allergies please let me know thanks .

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