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Keto Vegan Coconut Flour Cookies {grain-free, gluten-free}

Easy, 1-bowl, keto vegan coconut flour cookies, made with almond butter. They are also grain-free & gluten-free.

vegan keto coconut flour cookies on a cooling rack with a colorful napkin alongside

Coconut Flour Cookies that are Vegan & Keto

Last month I shared an easy recipe for vegan coconut flour chocolate chip cookies. The results were delicious, surprising (used dates to help sweeten them, as well as add structure to the cookies), and gobbled up by my husband and son. And me!

Two good friends of mine loved the look and sound of the cookies, too. But both are following keto diets. Was there a way I could make the recipe keto-friendly?

I couldn’t (the dates, in particular, posed the biggest challenge).

I think you know what had to happen. Back to the drawing board (hooray!) for a brand new recipe: Keto Vegan Coconut Flour Cookies studded with chocolate chips!

close-up of a vegan keto coconut flour cookie on a piece of parchment paper

Healthy & Easy Highlight of Vegan Keto Coconut Flour Cookies

Soft, yet slightly crispy at the corners, these coconut flour cookies are also:

  • Easy to make
  • Vegan (dairy -free & egg-free)
  • Grain-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Paleo-friendly
  • Made with only 6 ingredients

Use Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar (If not Keto)

And a bonus: if you are NOT following a keto diet, I have options in the notes to use regular sweetener and chocolate chips in the recipe. The recipe is still different from the vegan coconut flour chocolate chip cookie I posted last month.

How to Make Keto Vegan Coconut Flour Cookies 

Grab a medium bowl (no food processors or blenders needed, these are a 1-bowl affair) and whisk together 1/2 cup smooth almond butter (one without added sweeteners), 1/4 cup hot or warm water (hotter if your almond butter is stiff, cold, or both), 2 tablespoons keto-friendly brown sugar replacement (such as Swerve, or Sukrin Gold, or Truvia), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I used avocado oil) until smooth.

Stir in the coconut flour, baking powder, and a bit of salt, if you like, until blended. My almond butter was salted, so I did not add any more. You can taste the dough, since it is free of raw egg and raw a-p flour.

Let the dough sit for 1 to 2 minutes. The coconut flour will absorb some of the liquid, resulting in a thick dough that is similar to traditional chocolate chip cookie dough. Stir in 2 tablespoons of keto-friendly miniature chocolate chips (e.g., Lilly’s Sweets).

Scoop the dough onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. I used a small cookie scoop, which yields 20 cookies. Last, press a few more chocolate chips on top of the dough for visual appeal and melty chocolate goodness in every bite.

Send the cookies into a 325F oven and bake for 10 to 13 minutes until golden brown.

Hello, delicious!

Be sure to let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes after they bake. They are delicate when hot, but quickly firm up as they cool. It’s one of the many peculiarities of coconut flour.

The cookies are soft and chewy-ish (I know, made up word. But chewy-ish they are!) with crispy edges. Yes, please.

The cookies will get softer if they sit for a few days. They rarely last that long at our house, but to keep them firm, I suggest storing the in the refrigerator or freezer (they come to room temperature quickly, but they are also great cold).

Happy baking, everyone!

Yield: 20 cookies

Keto Vegan Coconut Flour Cookies {grain-free, gluten-free}

Keto Vegan Coconut Flour Cookies {grain-free, gluten-free}

Easy, 1-bowl, keto vegan coconut flour cookies! Made with almond butter (or the nut or seed butter you like) they are also naturally Paleo, grain-free & gluten-free!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (128 g) smooth almond butter (with no added sugar)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) warm water
  • 2 tablespoons keto brown sugar substitute (e.g., ones by Swerve, Truvia, Sukrin Gold)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I used avocado oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (37 g) coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Optional:1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons (42 g) keto miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided (e.g., Lily's Sweets Chocolate Chips).

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the almond butter, water, coconut sugar, oil and vanilla extract until blended and smooth.
  3. Stir in the coconut flour, baking powder and salt until blended. Let stand a few minutes to thicken. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or rounded tablespoons, scoop onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart. Press the remaining chocolate chips into surface of cookies.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 13 minutes until golden brown and set at the centers.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet (they will become more firm as they cool). Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Notes

Storage: Store the cookies in an airtight container at (cool) room temperature for 1 day, the refrigerator for 1 week or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Non-Keto Variation: Replace the keto sweetener with coconut sugar or packed light brown sugar. Replace the keto chocolate chips with regular miniature chocolate chips The different macros for each cookie are: cals: 67/ carbs: 5.3 g / sugars 3 g.

Coconut Flour Tip: If using cups rather than weight to measure the coconut flour, be sure to lightly spoon it (do not pack) when measuring.

Almond Butter Options: An equal amount of peanut butter, pepita butter, cashew butter, or other butter can be used in place of the almond butter. Peanut butter, however, is not a keto option.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 62Total Fat 4.8gSaturated Fat 0.8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 40mgCarbohydrates 3.6gFiber 1.3gSugar 0.6gProtein 2.4g

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Jenn C.

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

OMGOD bless you for this recipe! I used golden monk fruit sweetener, unsweetened cocoa nibs and rolled the dough in a bit of extr monkfruit sweeter before putting them in the over (to combat the bitter flavor of the unsweetened nibs) and WOW! Finally a vegan and keto friendly cookie that I enjoy! I’m so grateful for this! Thank you!

Paiton Spratt

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Can I use almond flour instead of coconut flour?

Elle

Monday 25th of January 2021

Do you think I could make these and roll them into balls and then freeze them to make at a later time?

Eileen

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Are we able to find keto brown/white sugars at a regular store???

Camilla

Sunday 27th of December 2020

Hi Eileen, I have had success finding Swerve brand (regular sugar style and brown sugar style) at superstores (e.g., W-M & t-get) as well as the grocery store, as well as a few lesser known brands. I live in a smallish university town in Texas.

Simone

Sunday 8th of November 2020

This recipe has renewed my faith in my keto vegan journey. Thank you so much.

Camilla

Monday 23rd of November 2020

You are so welcome, Simone!!!

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