Gluten Free Air Fryer Cookies

These are the easiest, simplest gluten free air fryer cookies you can make. Made with wholefood ingredients they are a healthy snack or treat too. The best part? They are ready in minutes baked in your air fryer. Don’t have an air fryer? No worries, simply bake in your oven using the time adjustments in the recipe below.

Naturally sweetened and refined sugar free, these cookies are a healthy treat your gut will love.

To make this Gluten Free Air Fryer Cookies you will need:

Almond Meal  – Ground almonds; or use blanched almond flour. Using almond meal as your gluten free flour in this recipe provides a source of healthy fats and plant-sourced protein too.

Maple Syrup – Always choose 100% pure maple syrup and avoid maple ‘flavoured’ syrup (which typically contains added sugars/ artificial sweeteners, colours or additives.

Nut Butter – Any nut butter will work in this recipe, including cashew nut butter, macadamia nut butter, almond butter or even peanut butter.

Vanilla Extract – Ideally organic without additives and avoid essence.

Gluten Free Baking Powder – I use a good quality organic gluten free and aluminium free baking powder.

Chocolate Chips – look for good quality chocolate using a high % of cacao and with minimal sugar/ low sugar. Avoid chocolate chips with milk solids or dairy for dairy free option (often in the dark chocolate selection).

Sea Salt – Use a good quality sea salt instead of table salt for health benefits.

How to Make:

These Gluten Free Air Fryer Cookies are so simple to make. Simple combine all ingredients and roll into shape with your hands.

Place into a lined air fyer and cook in minutes. That’s it!

Gluten Free Air Fryer Cookies Recipe

Dietary Notes and Ingredient Substitutions:

You can use chocolate chips or substitute with chopped nuts. Macadamias are a favourite of mine or sultanas or craisins for a chewy sweet option.

The recipe uses maple syrup to naturally sweeten but you can also use any natural liquid sweetener of choice such as rice malt syrup or honey.

To save time, you can also make the cookie dough in advance (and double) and keep in freezer for ready to bake cookies.

If you are dairy free, opt for dairy free dark chocolate chips or substitute for alternative flavour such as chopped nuts.

Nutrition Tips:

Using almond meal these cookies are lower carb, higher in protein and healthy fats. Meaning they wont spike your sugar levels as rapid as high carb/ store bought cookies and will satisfy you longer and support reduced cravings.

The recipe uses maple syrup to sweeten naturally without added refined sugars.

Recipe Tips:

I recommend doubling the recipe as they wont last long!

Gluten Free Air Fryer Cookies Recipe - Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

Gluten Free Air Fryer Cookies Recipe:

Gluten Free Air Fryer Cookies

Quick and easy gluten free cookies made in your air fryer.
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free, Soy Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (dairy free option)


  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  • In a mixing bowl combine almond meal with maple syrup, nut butter, vanilla, baking powder and sea salt. Add choc chips. Mix until forms a dough.
  • Roll and shape heaped tablespoon portions into cookie shapes.
  • Bake in air-fryer 10-12 mins at 160°C or oven for 12-15 mins 170°C.
  • Allow to cool. Store in air-tight container.


Mix in a sprinkle of cinnamon to cookie dough for a touch of spice. 

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