Paleo Coconut Haystack Cookies

These coconut haystack cookies are the perfect paleo friendly, gluten free dessert for a sweet treat without the guilt.

These coconut haystack cookies are the perfect paleo friendly, gluten free dessert for a sweet treat without the guilt via @ranchcookie 

Hi everyone, my name is Hilary and I am a food blogger over at Bakes By Ranchcookie. I am a recipe creator, fitness enthusiast, and dog lover. I live in Atlanta, GA and share my guide to living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. I am also a new beachbody coach, with a passion to help as many people as I can through their fitness and healthy lifestyle journey.

Today I am excited to share a new recipe with you guys, my coconut haystack cookies. Growing up I was not someone you would find eating anything involving coconut. I was not a fan of the mellow taste, or the stringy consistency. But as I grew up and my taste buds changed and matured I gave coconut another chance and fell in love.

It is kind of funny how you can go from not touching something to not only incorporating it our diet but using so many new products made from it. From shredded coconut, coconut oil to coconut milk you can find it all in my recipes. I am what they call a coconut fanatic.

I recently found some shredded coconut on sale at my local Sprouts and decided to buy it. If you know much about food bloggers you know that new ingredients mean instant recipe experimentation. Then before you know it after recipe fail after recipe fail something clicks and a recipe is born.

I have a passion for taking delicious and popular desserts and remaking them with healthier and whole ingredients. Now don’t get me wrong I believe in balance, and sometimes the cake or ice cream wins, but I am not a fan of the sugar rush that follows. But life’s to short to only get dessert every once in a blue moon, so these recipes are the perfect solution to eat what you want and still feel good inside and out.

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They are paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan. Containing only 4 ingredients these coconut haystacks are simple, easy and sure to curb your cravings.


These coconut haystack cookies are the perfect paleo friendly, gluten free dessert for a sweet treat without the guilt.





1 cup shredded coconut
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup agave
1 T chia seeds



Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine shredded coconut, almond butter, agave and chia seeds. Scoop out into 7-8 cookies onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit. Once cooled down enjoy!


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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