Nutty chocolate cookies – vegan, gluten free, high protein.

These cookies are little gems to have in the fridge for snacks, picnics, post workouts, for a cluster feeding energy boost or for nut friendly coffee mornings.

They are vegan and gluten free which is also a winner.  The drizzle of dark chocolate over the top will assure any child that they are treats.

My two boys love these and I always hide a few away for myself to nibble on while feeding the baby.

Top tip: As much as we like to share sometimes you need something just for yourself.  Hide your mummy snacks in a coffee cup so the children will think that there is only coffee/tea in there 😉


  • 100g blanched hazelnuts
  • 100g almonds
  • 100g sultanas (you could use raisins or dates)
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g oats (use gluten free oats to make cookies gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Cacao powder
  • 1 banana
  • 50g 70% dark chocolate


  • Place all of the ingredients except for the dark chocolate into a food processor and blend until a dough forms .
  • Spoon the dough into a bowl and put into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius  (fan)
  • After 30 minutes, scoop out tablespoon amounts of chilled dough and roll them into a ball before pressing them flat into a cookie shape on a greased tin/ baking paper.
  • This batch makes approx 25 to 30 cookies.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes.
  • When cool, melt the chocolate and put it in to a piping bag or a sandwich bag and cut the edge off.
  • Drizzle the cookies with melted chocolate and allow the chocolate to harden before serving.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.

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