Monday, June 6, 2011

Gluten Free Cookies made with Coconut Flour

cookies that are grain free on a plate

These simple coconut flour cookies are easy to make, soft and chewy , and of course gluten free and grain free. I love using coconut flour for baking. It has an interesting taste that is rich. moist, and creamy. It is also very high in fiber having five times the fiber of brown rice flour. Fiber makes snacks more satisfying and filling and keeps our system moving. I also used palm sugar which is lower on the glycemic index than regular sugar and is also lower in carbs.

 In addition, coconut flour has other benefits. An article in Natural News stated, " Coconut flour also contains healthy fats that are antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal. As an added bonus, medium chain triglycerides have also been shown to boost the metabolism."

So, if you have never tried coconut flour, its very easy to work with and can be easily purchased at any health food store or even Trader Joe's.

 I don't bake cookies often, but when I do, coconut flour is often my flour of choice.
These soft and chewy delicious cookies take about 10-15 minutes of prep and about 15 minutes to bake They are really fast and easy.

4 eggs, beaten ( don't cut back)
1 stick unsalted butter, melted ( or 1/2 cup coconut oil)
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 cup palm sugar ( more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 ripe banana, mashed
1 and 1/4 cups coconut flour
Cinnamon and sugar mixture
chocolate chips for decoration ( optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a large bowl, mix eggs , melted butter, vanilla and mashed banana. Add coconut flour and stir by hand until smooth. Allow dough  to sit for 10 minutes. Form dough into a ball.  Break off small balls, roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Flatten each small ball with a fork on a greased cookie sheet. Place a chocolate chip in the center of each cookie.  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

Assemble Ingredients

Other gluten free recipes that use coconut flour that you may want to try:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
Banana Muffins
Microwaved 3 Minute Cake in a Mug

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  1. Wonderful idea! Keeping a jar of these cuties in my office wold be perfect for much attack!

  2. These cookies look delicious! I'll have to put coconut flour on my grocery list.

  3. These cookies sound very promising, especially since, I can really appreciate experimenting with different gluten-free flours.
    Thanks Judee for inspiring me to use coconut flour.

    Flavourful wishes,

  4. I've never tried just using coconut flour for something before, but these cookies look great, so I might have to try it! :)

  5. I love baking with coconut flour. This is going to be fun. THanks for linking it toMy Meatless Mondays.

    Have you been to my Gluten Free blog?

    Comfy Cook's Kosher Kitchen???

  6. Hi Judee,
    Your cookies look really pretty. They really look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Yum! I've actually never heard of coconut flour, but will keep my eyes open for it so I can give it a try!

  8. Oh, I can't wait to try these. Coconut flour is one of my very favorite things followed by teff! :) (visiting from It's a Keeper)

  9. Made these cookies with almond extract instead of vanilla. Yum!

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