These caramel apple cookies are a fun and unique fall dessert! They’re paleo, AIP, and totally nut and gluten-free.

caramel apple cookies

Caramel Apple Cookies

Caramel Apple cookies are what they sound like! They’re apple cookies with a bit of a snap and crunch to them, drizzled in caramel sauce and full of flavor! They’re a delicious and unique combination of fall flavors, all in one.

These caramel apple cookies are paleo, AIP, and made without any grains or dairy! They’re perfect for sharing during fall season with those with dietary restrictions or keeping for a little treat for yourself so you can join in on delicious fall treats!

 

The Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Tigernut flour
  • Tapioca starch
  • Gelatin
  • Baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil
  • Apple
  • Caramel sauce (use this, or homemade)

caramel apple cookies

 

How to Make Caramel Apple Cookies

  • Preheat oven: Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make cookie dough: Sift together the tigernut flour, tapioca starch, baking soda, gelatin, and cinnamon. Stir in the maple syrup, and coconut oil and stir well to combine. Fold in the apple and fully combine.
  • Bake cookies: Form the batter into cookies about 1-1.5 inches in diameter. You should have 8 cookies. Transfer to the preheated oven and allow to bake for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned and firm.
  • Cool and serve: Remove from the oven and carefully transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool. Using a spoon to pour about 2-3 tsp of caramel over each cookie, using the back of the spoon to spread it out evenly. Allow to cool. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for 1-3 days to enjoy later!

caramel apple cookies

Can you use other varieties of apples?

Sure! You can use any apples you prefer in baked goods for this recipe.

Can you make this recipe coconut free?

I haven’t successfully made these cookies coconut free, nor do I have any coconut and dairy-free caramel that I know of.

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Caramel Apple Cookies


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 8 cookies 1x

Description

These caramel apple cookies are a fun and unique fall dessert! They’re paleo, AIP, and totally nut and gluten-free.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  •  1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup apple, finely
  • 78 tbsp caramel sauce (use this, or homemade)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the tigernut flour, tapioca starch, baking soda, gelatin, and cinnamon.
  3. Stir in the maple syrup, and coconut oil and stir well to combine. Fold in the apple and fully combine.
  4. Form the batter into cookies about 1-1.5 inches in diameter. You should have 8 cookies.
  5. Transfer to the preheated oven and allow to bake for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned and firm.
  6. Remove from the oven and carefully transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool.
  7. Using a spoon to pour about 2-3 tsp of caramel over each cookie, using the back of the spoon to spread it out evenly. Allow to cool.
  8. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for 1-3 days to enjoy later!

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 182
  • Fat: 12.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Protein: 1.8g