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Gluten Free Coconut Cookie Recipe – Low Carb Noatmeal

This gluten free coconut cookie recipe captures the familiar allure of an oatmeal cookie while delighting your taste buds with a burst of cinnamon and a hint of coconut flavor.

If you are following a low carb diet but are craving traditional cookies made with oatmeal, these “noatmeal” cookies will be your new favorite cookies.

This easy recipe was inspired by a recent post that shares how to make coconut milk from shredded coconut using a food processor.

I am not a fan of wasting anything and after making that recipe, I decided to use the leftover unsweetened coconut flakes to make these delicious cookies.

Plus, I have a sweet tooth that just won’t quit so having low carb sugar free cookies in my fridge is always a good idea. 

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Gluten Free Coconut Cookie Recipe

These golden brown cookies combine two of my favorite things, a soft, luscious interior enhanced by the delightful chewy texture of coconut flakes, resulting in a truly perfect cookie.

Usually, I am not a coconut lover but the addition of wholesome ingredients like cinnamon and Swerve brown sugar has transformed my perception of this ingredient.

While I have used coconut oil quite a bit and have made a few coconut flour recipes, I usually choose to make almond flour cookies.

Now whenever I bake cookies with gluten-free flour, I am more open to using ingredients like fresh coconut, coconut sugar, coconut chips, and my new favorite ingredient, unsweetened shredded coconut. 

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Ingredients

Almond flour: This gluten free flour blend forms the gluten-free foundation of these cookies, offering a soft, wheat-free texture that seamlessly substitutes for traditional all-purpose flour.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon infuses these gluten-free coconut cookies with a warm and comforting flavor reminiscent of oatmeal cookies, adding a delightful layer of sweetness and spice.

Baking Soda: Acting as the primary leavening agent, baking soda is the secret ingredient that helps these cookies rise slightly, contributing to their ideal softness and chewiness, without the need for baking powder.

Salt: A pinch of salt balances the sweetness of the cookies and enhances the overall flavor, making all the ingredients harmonize beautifully.

Butter: Butter brings richness and a buttery flavor to the cookies, contributing to their wonderful texture and mouthfeel without the need for cane sugar.

Brown Sugar: Brown sugar, in this case, the low-carb Swerve variety, imparts sweetness and a hint of caramel-like notes to these chewy cookies without causing a sugar spike.

Liquid Stevia: Liquid Stevia provides an additional layer of sweetness to the cookies, and since it’s a sugar-free alternative, it helps keep the overall sugar content in check, perfect for a low calorie diet.

Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract adds depth and aroma to these cookies, enhancing their overall flavor profile and making them more inviting.

Coconut Flakes: Using coconut flakes, brings these cookies to the next level, contributing to both the texture and flavor.

Check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for exact measurements, star rating, and complete instructions for making this recipe. 

Sugar-Free Coconut Cookie Recipe Instructions

If this is your first time reading one of my dessert recipes you may not be aware but I always keep everything as simple as possible.

This recipe uses leftover ingredients from making your own coconut milk which means the flakes are already run through the food processor, to replicate this exact consistency you may want to shred your coconut into a flour-like consistency first.

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

This recipe is no different, so the first step is to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then soften the butter, no need to melt butter, just make it easily mixable. 

Step 2: Mix Ingredients

Next, just throw all of the dry ingredients and wet ingredients into a large mixing bowl, mixing at medium-high speed.

No need to perform a dish orchestra here, we’re not the kind of recipe blog that conducts a symphony with a medium bowl, a large bowl, and a random seven cups.

And forget about those mysterious ingredient timeouts; just toss everything into one bowl and let the culinary magic happen in a jumble of delicious chaos! 

sugar free cookie dough on baking sheet.

Step 3: Prepare a Baking Sheet

Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper. The raw cookies will spread out while baking so if you are using one pan, make sure it is a large baking sheet or several prepared baking sheets for best results. 

Step 4: Form the Cookies

Use a small cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto the cookie sheet. Aim for 1 1/2-inch balls spread about 2 inches apart to make 12 cookies.

For crispy cookies with crispy edges, shape them into thinner discs rather than thicker mounds.

Gluten free coconut cookie recipe on baking sheet.

Step 4: Bake the Cookies

Bake for 10 minutes then pull out of the oven, and allow to sit at room temperature for about five minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Gluten free coconut cookie recipe on plate.

Variations on this Gluten Free Cookie Recipe

While I feel this no-sugar cookie is perfect the way it is, I understand the need to try different things to suit your taste buds or to fit into your daily values.

Use coconut flour in place of coconut flakes for coconut flour cookies that resemble coconut macaroons. Just be careful and be sure to use a measuring cup because using too much flour, especially coconut flour can easily dry out these cookies.

For those seeking a dairy-free twist, swap out regular butter for luscious coconut butter with a splash of almond milk. If you’re following a vegan diet, try using a flax egg as a perfect egg substitute. 

Craving chocolate chip cookies or chocolate coconut cookies?

Toss in a handful of chocolate chips, and melted chocolate, or consider incorporating dark chocolate for an extra chocolate chip cookie dough that resembles an almond joy candy bar. 

For added protein, consider incorporating egg whites the next time you make this recipe. Use brown butter or add a dash of almond extract and maple syrup to elevate the cookie’s aroma. 

Peanut butter enthusiasts can’t go wrong by mixing in their favorite spread for a nutty twist.

Experimenting with flours? Opt for oat flour for a wholesome alternative. To enhance texture and structure, a pinch of xanthan gum can be a secret weapon in your cookie recipes. 

Gluten free coconut cookie recipe on plate.

Gluten Free Coconut Cookie Storage Tips

Store these cookies in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature.

If you want to extend their shelf life, you can refrigerate the cookies in an airtight container, and they should stay good for about 1 to 2 weeks.

This is my preferred way to store them because I enjoy a cold cookie with my morning coffee and they stay fresh for a long time. 

For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag. When frozen, they can maintain their quality for 1 to 2 months or more.

If you loved this gluten free coconut cookie recipe you may want to check out some of my most popular gluten free recipes below.

These gluten-free Keto Rainbow Cookies are a must for holiday cookie trays. Another cookie that is a big hit during the holiday season are these low-carb snickerdoodles.

If you are looking for a more traditional cookie recipe, you will love these low carb chocolate chip cookies. For peanut butter lovers, it doesn’t get any better than these low carb chocolate sandwich cookies with peanut butter filling.

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Yield: 12 Cookies

Gluten Free Coconut Cookie Recipe -Low Carb Noatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This gluten free coconut cookie recipe is the perfect oatmeal replacement for low carb diets. Plus they are sugar free and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup of Butter
  • 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Stevia
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Flakes

Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then soften the butter, no need to melt butter, just make it easily mixable.

    Next, just throw all of the dry ingredients and wet ingredients into a large mixing bowl, mixing at medium-high speed. (I used the leftovers from making homemade coconut milk.)

    Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.

    Use a small cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto the cookie sheet.

    Aim for 1 1/2-inch balls spread about 2 inches apart to make 12 cookies.

    Bake for 10 minutes then pull out of the oven, and allow to sit at room temperature for about five minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Notes

This recipe uses leftover ingredients from making your own coconut milk which means the flakes are already run through the food processor, to replicate this exact consistency you may want to shred your coconut into a flour-like consistency first.

The raw cookies will spread out while baking so if you are using one pan, make sure it is a large baking sheet or several prepared baking sheets for best results. 

Store these cookies in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature.

If you want to extend their shelf life, you can refrigerate the cookies in an airtight container, and they should stay good for about 1 to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 26mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 2g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

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