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Coconut Flour Protein Cookies (Gluten-Free)

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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.

coconut protein cookies

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!

These are so quick to make, using natural sweeteners, and they are gluten-free too!

So, put your apron on for a speedy bake.

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! 

coconut flour cookies

Ingredients You’ll Need

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

Protein powder – These come from many different sources, to choose your favorite. You are always best to use an unflavored and unsweetened one, though, as it’s better for you and can be used in so many ways. 

Baking soda – Added for texture and a bit of a lift.

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

Honey – 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 – 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 – Always try to use extract and not the essence as it’s got a much deeper flavor and much healthier for you! You could try this cookie with an almond essence if you wanted to change things a little.

ingredients for cookies

How to Make Coconut Flour Protein Cookies

 

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.

coconut flours

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.

dough mixture in bowl

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.

coconut cookie dough ball

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

baking sheet of dough balls

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

cookies on baking sheet

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.

baked cookies on pan

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.

Being so high in fiber, coconut flour is also good for a weight loss diet, as it keeps you fuller for longer.

Oh, and don’t forget it can be used for a number of different diets and eating preferences, such as Keto, Gluten-free, weight loss, diabetes, and Vegan.

holding baked protein cookie

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.  

stack of coconut cookies

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coconut flour protein cookies

Coconut Flour Protein Cookies

Yield: 19 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 4.5 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and oil it with a bit of coconut oil.
  2. Combine coconut flour with protein powder and baking soda in a bowl.dry ingredients
  3. In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, honey, apple spice, and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously until coconut oil and the ingredients are well combined.wet ingredients
  4. Add the coconut flour mixture into the coconut oil mixture. Combine well until it forms one dough ball.dough ball
  5. Form the dough into 19 balls.dough balls
  6. Flatten them out with a spoon or fingers to form cookies.flattened balls
  7. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the edge crispens up.baked cookies
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down before serving.cookies
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 19 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 7.9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.6mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 5.9gNet Carbohydrates: 5.1gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 2.9gProtein: 4.3g

Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.

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