Try Coconut Flour Cookies for Your Sweet Tooth: The Number One Coconut Flour Recipe

You love to bake and play around with ingredients and textures. The kitchen is your territory and you know how to reel people in with your baking. Whipping out coconut flour recipes is just one more thing you’ve mastered oh-so skillfully over the years.

Or perhaps, it’s something on your list to try. A new baking expedition to go on or an adventure you long to try your hands at. We all have one of these.

We can agree, there’s just something about freshly baked pastries, cookies, and pies. A familiar smell, the idea of a cozy evening by the fireplace, and childhood memories dancing before your very eyes. 

Baked goods, whether or not you used coconut flour in your recipes, are surrounded by a special kind of magic. Such that enchants you and tells a story. It lifts you up and takes you to a place of fuzzy warmth – while keeping your tummy content and happy as well.

Find the Magic: Coconut Flour Recipes

Want to take it up a notch? Is that even possible? Oh, it is – believe us. 

If you’re a fan of tropical coconut then coconut flour recipes are a must-have. And it’s so easy! No need to fret – it might sound exotic but it’s just as easy to use for baking. The only exception is that it adds a distinctive flavor – memorable, and unique. You’ll love it!

Coconut flour can be used as a substitute for all different types of flours - you just have to slightly modify the amount of flour + liquid because it absorbs so much. Coconut flour is made out of fresh coconut meat that’s ground and milled into soft, fine consistency. Coconut flour is low in sodium and makes an excellent source of fiber.

There’s a wild variety of coconut flour recipes and the list continues to grow. From cakes to breads, to cookies, and more – coconut flour recipes are contagiously yummy. They also come with the added advantage of supporting a paleo and gluten-free diet.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at one of the most popular coconut flour recipes out there.

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Coconut Flour Cookies

Who doesn’t love some good chewy cookies? Yes, those that make your mouth fill with saliva long before they’re even out of the oven. 

Baking coconut flour cookies pack your house with the sweetest smells that make your inside fill with warmth and happiness while you’re eagerly waiting for the oven timer to go off.

Some of our favorite coconut flour cookies come with chocolate. Yes, chocolate is always a good idea for some added aroma and an extra crunch for your cookies. 

Using cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips can add that special crunch without adding more sugar to your cookies. Tip - Keep in mind that cacao nibs will not melt like chocolate chips.

Ready, set, go – here’s our favorite coconut flour cookie recipe for you to try (recipe from the Roasted Root).

Ingredients for Coconut Flour Cookies:

  • ½ cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp creamy almond or peanut butter
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ Granulated Sweetener (ex. Cane sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar)
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of sea salt
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips

Directions for Coconut Flour Cookies:

  1. Add the melted coconut oil, almond butter and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and whisk until everything is combined. 
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the coconut flour, granulated sweetener, baking soda and sea salt until combined. 
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until a thick, sticky dough forms. 
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips & refrigerate the mixture for 15 minutes. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Scoop dough into balls on the prepared baking sheet remembering to leave room for the cookies to spread. 
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown. If you like them particularly crispy, you may leave them in a little longer. But don’t over bake them – you want to maintain the chewiness and gooey texture of your coconut flour cookies.
  8. Ready to try them? We bet you are! Let your cookies cool for at least 15 minutes on the baking sheet and then indulge in an explosion of flavor.

As with any type of cookie, you can also experiment with coconut flour cookies. There are countless possibilities! You might like them more crunchy or chewy, or prefer nuts over cacao nibs, or you can add dried fruit, like raisins, dates, or apricots.

Really, it’s up to you. But we highly recommend you give it a go because it’s so worth it.

Optional Ingredients for Coconut Flour Cookies that Carry a Little Punch:

  • Swapping the chocolate chips for cacao nibs for an added crunch
  • ½ cup of goji berries for added fruitiness
  • Swapping the eggs for flaxseed eggs (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water)

Coconut flour cookies are the perfect dessert that doesn’t take long to make, provides variety, and is absolutely delicious.

Is Coconut Flour Gluten-Free?

It’s not just the pinch of sweetness or variety coconut flour provides that draws people to it. There’s more – particularly for those, who follow a gluten-free diet. 

What does gluten-free even mean?

In a gluten-free diet, you’d avoid foods that contain gluten. Plain and simple. Next question: What’s gluten exactly?

Gluten is a type of protein that’s predominant in wheats and grains, meaning regular (wheat) flours. Therefore, it can be found in breads, pasta, and a good portion of breakfast cereals, unless specifically marked as gluten-free.¹

Gluten is not equivalent to carbs, which seems to be a general misconception. As a matter of fact, carbs, such as rice and potatoes are actually gluten-free.¹

Coconut flour is one of those coveted food items that you can add to your gluten-free list. Why is that important? 

Well, many people have to follow a gluten-free diet because they’re either allergic to wheat or have a sensitivity to gluten.¹ There are countless more reasons why you may want to live gluten-free but know that for many of us it’s essential to find foods that are in fact gluten-free. 

Of course, before modifying your diet or going gluten-free, make sure to check with a qualified health provider like your doctor or a nutritionist whether you’re a good fit.

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Which Coconut Flour Recipes are the Ones for Your Kitchen?

There are so many coconut flour recipes out there these days, where do you even begin? The coconut flour industry is exploding and new recipes are emerging consistently. 

There’s a lot more than coconut flour cookies – you should also try coconut flour pancakes or coconut flour banana bread. What they all have in common is that they are delicious and worth dipping your toes in coconut flour, uhm, water.

What’s there to know about our coconut flour?

Besides adding an exotic flair to your baking experience, our coconut flour is:

  • USDA certified organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Certified Vegan
  • Certified Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Certified Paleo and Keto

Feeling adventurous today? Good – pull out your baking sheets and whip up some coconut magic in your own kitchen!

If you want to find more gluten-free recipes and are looking forward to the fall season already, read our blog post on gluten-free baking with a fall staple here. Happy baking!

References:

  1. Gluten-Free Diet: Is It Right for Me? Retrieved August 25, 2022. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/celiac-disease/what-is-a-glutenfree-diet

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