Gluten-Free Trail Mix Crisp Cookies


This recipe was born out of necessity to use up the leftover nuts and dried fruits in my pantry. The crisp of the cookie is satisfying and goes well with a nice cup of tea at the end of a long day. I have used the end of a bag of trail mix to make them before and it worked out perfectly. Experiment and add whatever you like!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 cookies


  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup gluten-free all purpose baking flour

  • cup trail mix

  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 pinch ground ginger, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 pinch ground cloves, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly oil the paper.

  2. Whisk egg, coconut butter, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; add sugar and whisk until light and fluffy. Stir flour, trail mix, tapioca starch, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves into egg mixture until evenly-mixed. Drop dough by the teaspoonful 2-inches apart onto prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until browned around the edges, 7 to 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet until crisped, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Any mix of dried fruit, seeds, and nuts can be substituted for the trail mix.

Toasting any nuts or seeds being added to the cookies gives them a nice extra dimension. Dice up any large seeds, nuts, and/or fruits!

The cookies need to sit on the sheet in order to crisp. If you try to remove them before they are cool, they will fold or crumble.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
2g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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