The Easiest Shortbread (Paleo, grain-free, refined sugar-free + vegan option!)

I love easy recipes! This shortbread recipe is one of the easiest things I’ve ever made. I got the recipe courtesy of Cara Roth, just searching Pinterest (it’s a habit of mine). A lot of people think you need to eat salad three meals a day to be ‘paleo’ and ‘eat clean’. While salad three times a day is great, you may go a little insane if that’s all you eat. I should also note, it bothers me when people eat bacon for all their meals and also call themselves Paleo- eating healthy is a balance! It’s always my goal to find healthy ways to replace my family’s favourite treats (basically trick them into eating really healthy-shhh). Being Scottish, we all love shortbread- and if you’re not Scottish, I’m sure you love it too! This recipe has only 3 ingredients, 3! It’s paleo, grain-free, refined sugar free and with a couple of swaps it can be vegan too 🙂

This recipe is so nutritious, coconut flour is used as the base. Coconut flour is filled with fibre and such an awesome grain-free flour to use for baking. Grass-fed butter is also full of fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E, & K) essential for great health (and healthy teeth!). If you choose to use coconut oil instead you’re getting another great source of essential fatty-acids, and did you know coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fugal, and antiviral? Talk about superfood. I’m like the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, he uses Windex for everything, and I feel the exact same way about Coconut oil! I will definitely do a post about the many uses of coconut oil later on. Raw honey is the final ingredient in this recipe and is a great option as a sweetener because it’s full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Another great vegan swap out is organic maple syrup!

I doubled the original recipe because it only makes a few cookies per batch.

Coconut Flour Shortbread

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  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 4 tbsp room temperature, organic grass-fed butter (or coconut oil- will change the taste)
  • 2 tbsp organic raw honey (or organic maple syrup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all ingredients into medium sized bowl.
  3. Mix to incorporate, and feel free to get messy and use your hands! (I’m all for playing with food)
  4. Roll mixture into approximately 8 balls, flatten with a fork on baking tray (they won’t spread out when baking)
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes- bottoms will be golden brown.
  6. Leave to rest on baking tray until cooled.

Eat and share if you reeeally like someone.


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