Gluten Free Pecan Sandies (Paleo, Vegan)

gluten free pecan sandies on a white countertop

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I am always on the hunt for easy, nutritious, grain and dairy free recipes for my food-sensitive family. How could you go wrong with a low-sugar, gluten free version of the Pecan Sandie?

I must confess that this recipe is so yummy and so easy, that my family and I have enjoyed a batch of these at least once a week for the last month.

But I don’t feel guilty about it, and when you see the ingredients in these little bits of heaven, you’ll understand why.

gluten free pecan sandies on a white countertop

Gluten Free Pecan Sandies

This nutrient dense, low-sugar recipe for Pecan Sandies will be a delicious, valuable addition to your gluten free cookie recipe collection.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: GAPS, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian
Approx. Cost: $10
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 132kcal


  • 1-1/2 cups raw pecans, plus 12 half pecans for tops of cookies (preferably previously soaked and dried)
  • 1-1/2 cups walnuts, (preferably previously soaked and dried)
  • 5 Tbsp. +1/4 tsp. virgin coconut oil, or grass-fed butter
  • 5 Tbsp. raw honey, or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


  • Pulse all ingredients (except 12 whole pecans and 1/4 teaspoon butter or oil) in food processor until the dough just comes together. It will look “sandy.” Do not overprocess.
  • Scoop out cookie dough in heaping tablespoon increments and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Toss whole pecans in butter or oil and press into cookies
  • Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes (check often so they don’t burn)
  • Enjoy with a tall glass of homemade coconut milk!


Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 80mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg



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