Clean Eating Grain Free Spice Cookies Recipe (For Little Ones)

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These clean eating grain free spice cookies are perfect for the lil’ tikes in your life.

These cookies are the perfect treat for little ones. Filled with whole, nutritious ingredients, you can feel good about giving your wee one a cookie.

These are not overly sweet as they are adjusted for little taste buds. In fact, if you prefer, you could even leave the sweetener out completely. But I found that a tiny bit of maple syrup went a long way in bringing out the sweetness and flavor of the other ingredients.

A cookie sheet filled with these Clean Eating Grain Free Spice Cookies, straight from the oven and ready to eat.

Now please understand that I’m not necessarily advocating that all kids should be grain free. But what I am trying to do here is offer options for kids who can’t have grains, whether because of dietary restrictions or simply because you are raising your children without them. Whatever the reason, these are a wonderful treat for the very young.

Note: Please keep in mind these will not taste overly wonderful to the average adult. These are for kids who have mastered eating solids, but are not yet big enough to handle more adult style treats.

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Clean Eating Grain Free Spice Cookies

Clean Eating Grain Free Spice Cookies

A mildly flavored spice cooking for wee little palettes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 62kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 cup sunflower seed flour (see instructions below)
  • 1/4 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg (scant measure)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground allspice (scant measure)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher until all ingredients are incorporated and you have a semi-wet batter.
  • Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. The cookies should be no bigger than a vanilla wafer.
  • Flatten them a bit. They will not spread during baking so you can place them relatively close together on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • This is a very simple process. Just empty a bag of sunflower seed into a food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes, or until you have flour. Note that it will be slightly more coarse than regular flour.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. I think my kiddos would enjoy these. Is there a trick to making sunflower seed flour or can you buy it somewhere? It looks like maybe you were going to provide further instructions. Thanks! We love your recipes!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Meagan – I just updated the post at the bottom of the recipe. Thanks for letting me know!

  2. I think these look delicious (for adults, too)! Maybe as a breakfast cookie? I made a pumpkin square that is similar… no grain, no banana, but it has eggs. Do you grind the sunflower seeds to make the flour?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katie – Yes, sorry. I added the instructions at the bottom for the flour.

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