Almond Coconut Cookies

I am a big fan of almond extract.  This recipe for Almond Coconut Cookies is my latest way to enjoy the flavor of almond extract.  I could honestly smell it all day.  It reminds me of the German desserts my mom used to make when I was a kid.  These Almond Coconut Cookies contain NO flour and No oil.  Just a few simple ingredients!  If you like almond extract as well, you may also like my coconut almond fudge.

Almond Coconut Cookies

This recipe makes a small batch too.   Only about 10 cookies.  Full of almond and coconut goodness.  Vegan, gluten free and grain free.  The perfect bite when you need something sweet.  If you enjoy flourless cookies, you may also enjoy these and these.

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Quinoa Granola Bars (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Quinoa Granola Bars.  Have you  been wanting to get more quinoa into your diet?  These Quinoa Granola Bars would be a great way to start.

Why is quinoa so great?  It’s packed with a good amount of iron and fiber that will help keep you full.  Quinoa is also one of the only plant based complete proteins.

Which means it contains all 9 amino acids that our body requires for nutrition.  It has a nutty flavor.  Since quinoa is technically a seed, it is grain free as well.

It is a perfect option for those who cannot tolerate oats.  I used quinoa flakes to make these Quinoa Granola Bars.  They look almost like quick oats.  If you like homemade snack bar recipes, you may want to check out the rest of my snack bar recipes.


Quinoa Granola Bars - My Whole Food Life


This healthy granola bar recipe is super easy to make.  In fact, there is no baking required.  All you need is 7 ingredients to make them.  If you needed a nut free option for school lunch boxes, I think sunflower butter could easily be replaced for the almond butter I used.

These Quinoa Granola Bars are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  This recipe is great because you can use it as a base to create your own bars.

I can think of many fun ingredients to add.  They would never get boring.  I hope you enjoy!  You may also like my German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies.

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Healthy Apple Almond Energy Bites

One of my most favorite snacks is an apple with almond butter.  The flavors were just made for each other.  So these Apple Almond Energy Bites were inspired by that snack.  These healthy energy bites are super easy to make and they have no added sugar except for the sugar in the apple I used.

I thought they were plenty sweet, but if you like things a little sweeter, you can always add a couple dates or some maple syrup.  If you like these, then you may also like my 3 Ingredient Energy Bites and my Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites.

Apple Almond Energy Bites - My Whole Food Life

These healthy energy bites would be a great post workout snack.  They would also make a great snack any time of day.  These Apple Almond Energy Bites are vegan and gluten free.  All you need is a couple of minutes to make them!

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Espresso Vanilla Almond Butter

OMG you guys!  This espresso vanilla almond butter is the bomb.  The idea for this came to me after I heard about this product.

While that almond butter looks and sounds tasty, it does contain agave, which I avoid.  So I wanted to try a homemade version of the espresso vanilla almond butter.

Mine came out delicious and it was also very easy to make!


espresso vanilla almond butter

This recipe takes almond butter to the next level.  I suppose if you didn’t want to make the almond butter, you could make these into no bake cookies as well.

If you are a lover of all things coffee flavor, you will love this homemade almond butter.  You might also like this and this.

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4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cookies

I have a treat for you. Flourless Chocolate Cookies.  These decadent 4 ingredient flourless chocolate cookies are so amazing.  They didn’t even last the day at our house!  We ate the entire batch almost immediately.  Most flourless cookie recipes call for oats and banana.  My flourless cookie recipe has no banana or oats!  This recipe makes a small batch and they also freeze well.

4 Ingredient Flourless Cookies - My Whole Food Life

These flourless chocolate cookies are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  They could also easily be nut free if you use sunflower butter instead of almond butter. 🙂  If you like this recipe, you may also like my Flourless Zucchini Brownies or my Super Moist Flourless Brownies.

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Coconut “Nutella” Cups

These things are amazing!  If you like my Homemade Nutella and my Coconut Almond Fudge, you will love these Coconut Nutella Cups!

Coconut Cups Watermark

Let me be the first to say that these should be saved for a time when you want to indulge.  However, they are so rich in taste, that you can’t eat more than a couple bites.  Just store them in your fridge or freezer for when you want to treat yourself with a dessert. 🙂

Coconut “Nutella” Cups 

Coconut “Nutella” Cups

Serves 9     adjust servings



  1. In a saucepan , on medium heat, combine all ingredients except the Nutella and stir well.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Line muffin pans with liners. I used standard sized muffin pans and lined them with silicone liners . Paper liners would work well too.
  4. Spoon a small amount of coconut mixture into each cup. Spoon a bit of homemade Nutella on top.
  5. Cover the Nutella with more coconut mixture.
  6. Repeat these steps until all are done.
  7. Place the muffin pans in the fridge to allow the cups to firm up.
  8. I let mine sit about 30-45 minutes.


Recipe Notes

I got 9 cups out of my batch. You can use mini muffin pans as well. Enjoy!