Simple Sunflower Butter Cookies

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A truly simple, nut, gluten, dairy, and processed sugar-free, easy cookie recipe.  A new staple in our house.

At my son’s school, we are lucky enough to not have a “no nut” restriction for lunches, but I know it is very common in schools these days.  If you use a lot of whole foods in your kids’ lunch boxes (and I know you do – wink, wink), then getting around the “no nut” thing can be a real challenge.  I hope to create a few more nut-free recipes for lunch boxes soon (so stay tuned!), but for now, here’s one you should be able to bang off quickly and easily. Enjoy!

Simple Sunflower Butter Cookies


1/2 cup sunflower butter (pumpkin seed butter or tahini would also work)
1/3 cup raw honey
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sunflower seeds
3 Tbsp chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350F.

  • Grab a medium sized mixing bowl and combine the seed butter, honey, and coconut oil with a whisk or a fork.  Add in all other ingredients except the seeds and chocolate chips and stir until well combined. Lastly, add seeds and chocolate chips.

  • Roll about 1 or 2 Tbsp of dough between wet hands and place on a lined baking sheet, flattening the balls down slightly. Bake for 12-17 minutes until edges are slightly browned.

  • Makes roughly 15 cookies.

This is a very new recipe, so if you try them (and I hope you do!), let me know how they turn out and leave me a comment below!

Looking for more tips for school lunches? Check out one of my latest blogs on Your Kids, School, and Blood Sugar!