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Coconut Flour Protein Cookies

Yummy, sweet, coconutty, and delicious. These coconut protein cookies are a fun, healthy dessert you can make for yourself, the kids, and the whole family.

These cookies are high protein, gluten-free, and vegetarian.

You got to love these chunky protein cookies!  These Coconut flour protein Cookies will give you a helping of energy and fill a hunger gap!

stack of coconut cookies

Coconut flour can sometimes be tricky to work with, but not here.  It provides a fiber-rich base for your protein powder, giving a filling and nutritious cookie.

If you’re looking for a gluten-free protein cookie that uses healthy ingredients, you need to keep this recipe safe. No added artificial or processed sugars have been added, and they taste amazing!

Honey is used as a sweetener, but if you want to make these vegan AND gluten-free, switch this to maple syrup – the choice is yours!

placing cookie on top of stack

Ingredients You’ll Need

Coconut flour (1 cup) – Use whichever brand you like for your cookies; there are lots out there as it’s great for so many different diets.

Protein powder (4.5 tbsp) – These come from many different sources, so choose your favorite. You are always best to use an unflavored and unsweetened one.

Baking soda (1/8 tsp) – Added for texture and a bit of a lift.

Coconut oil (3/4 cup) – Organic, cold-pressed, and unrefined coconut oil is best, but you can use others.  Try and keep it at room temperature.

Honey (2 tbsp) – You can use whatever variety you like, but the squeezy, runny one is easier to use.  To make the cookies vegan, switch this to maple syrup.

Apple pie spice (1/2 tsp) – This combination of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg is so delicious and versatile. If you haven’t got any, though, cinnamon on its own would be fine.

Vanilla extract (1/4 tsp) – Always try to use extract and not the essence as it’s got a much deeper flavor and much healthier for you!

ingredients for coconut cookies

How to Make Coconut Flour Protein Cookies

Step 1. First of all, preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  You can oil it too with a bit of coconut oil if you like to make sure no cookies will stick.

Place the coconut flour, protein powder, and baking soda in a bowl and stir together.

Step 2. In a different bowl, add the coconut oil (warm a little if need be as it’s easier to work with when it’s runny and not solid), honey, apple spice, and vanilla extra.  Mix well to form a smooth batter.

Step 3. Next, add the coconut flour mixture to the coconut oil mixture. Combine well until it forms one dough ball that comes away from the bowl edges.

Step 4. Now, form the dough into 19 balls and place them on the baking sheet.

Step 5. Next, flatten them out with a spoon or your fingers to form nice circle-shaped cookies.

Step 6. Place the cookies into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are golden and the edges are crisping up.

Finally, remove them from the oven and cool on a wire rack like this one before serving.

steps to make protein cookies

Benefits of Using Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is nutritious and a tasty gluten-free option for baking. Even if you don’t need to avoid gluten, it still has loads of benefits for anyone.

It’s rich in fiber, making it great for our digestion and gut health.  It’s a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can boost the gut bacteria that’s so good for us!

Coconut flour can help stabilize blood sugar, and it’s also thought to be helpful with heart health, so if you are concerned with diabetes or cardiovascular issues, it’s a great flour to switch to.

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How Long Will These Cookies Last?

You can store these cookies in an airtight food container at room temperature for 5-7 days.

You could also freeze them.  Wrap them individually, and then you can remove and defrost on the worktop for about 20-30  minutes.

Take a few to work for snacks, store them in your drawer or pack them in a lunch box for a boost of protein-rich energy.

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coconut flour protein cookies

Coconut Flour Protein Cookies

Love the flavor of coconut? These coconut flour protein cookies are chewy, sweet, and yummy! Have them for breakfast or as a treat after meals.
4.54 from 30 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 19 cookies
Calories 129 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and oil it with a bit of coconut oil.
  • Combine coconut flour with protein powder and baking soda in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, honey, apple spice, and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously until coconut oil and the ingredients are well combined.
  • Add the coconut flour mixture into the coconut oil mixture. Combine well until it forms one dough ball.
  • Form the dough into 19 balls.
  • Flatten them out with a spoon or fingers to form cookies.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the edge crispens up.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down before serving.


Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 5.9gProtein: 4.3gFat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 7.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.6mgSodium: 18mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 2.9g
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