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Keto Shredded Coconut Cookies

Sweet, yummy, and delicious keto cookies that will just melt in your mouth. If you love the flavor of coconut, these keto cookies are a perfect treat to make!

No matter whether you’re on a low carb diet or on a keto diet, you deserve treats. If anything, I think a diet isn’t sustainable if we don’t let ourselves enjoy ourselves sometimes.

While you might not be able to just go to the shop and get a bunch of sweets or cookies, you can always make something of your own that’s keto-friendly.

plate of coconut cookies

So, today I’m sharing keto shredded coconut cookies that you can absolutely make at home yourself! You can make a bunch of these in a matter of 50 minutes and have treats for the rest of the week.

Coconut is a great fruit for the keto diet. Why? That’s mostly because it contains loads of fiber that’s great for digestion and therefore results in a low net carb number.

It’s full of healthy fats, we’re talking about a whopping 33g per 100g of shredded coconut! It even contains a good amount of iron, so it’s definitely a healthy snack choice for anyone on the ketogenic diet.

shredded coconut treats

Ingredients You’ll Need

Unsweetened shredded coconut (1.5 cup)

Egg whites (4)

Erythritol (6 tbsp)

Salt (a pinch)

Cinnamon (1/2 tsp)

Dark chocolate 80%-90% (50 g)

How to make Keto Shredded Coconut Cookies

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.

Step 2. Spread shredded coconut on a baking tray and bake it in the oven for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3. Beat the egg whites. Afterward, add sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

Step 4. Add the shredded coconut and mix everything as well as you can.

Step 5. Now cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for 15 minutes or so.

Step 6. Form coconut macaroons and bake them in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes until they’re brownish.

Step 7. Let them cool down and dip them in melted dark chocolate.

Step 8. Finally, either put them into the fridge so that the chocolate hardens up or just leave it out in the open.

sweet coconut cookies with chocolate

Are These Cookies Sweet?

So, now you’re probably wondering how we’re going to make these cookies sweet. I’m going to be using a natural granulated sweetener. This one here.

It’s a sugar alcohol which means that our bodies don’t digest it. In fact, it’s one of the healthier sugar alcohols, because, unlike others, it doesn’t disrupt the lining of the gut.

So, you’re less likely to experience bloating and excess gas. Here is a little research on erythritol that shows that gut microbes don’t ferment erythritol (this is good news).

keto cookies with chocolate and coconut

Dark Chocolate is Great for Ketogenic Diet

 

Dark chocolate is actually a keto-friendly snack that you most definitely should try. It’s full of fats and contains iron with magnesium.

It’s the sort of snack you can eat whenever the cravings kick in. So, most definitely try it! 3 squares (30g) of 80% dark chocolate contain only 6g of net carbs.

For this recipe, the dark chocolate has a little bit of bitterness that beautifully adds up to the sweet, soft flavors. However, it’s optional and these cookies are delicious without it too.

More Keto Dessert Recipes

Low Carb Doughnut Cookies

Keto Peanut Butter Balls

Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

Watch: 5 Quick Keto Desserts and Cookies (2-11g Net Carbs)

keto shredded coconut cookies

Lazy Keto Shredded Coconut Cookies

Sweet and light ketogenic dessert you didn't know you needed. These keto shredded coconut cookies are naturally sweet and go amazingly well with a cup of coffee or tea.
4.85 from 13 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Keto
Cuisine French
Servings 19 cookies
Calories 73 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 tbsp erythritol
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 50 g dark chocolate (80%-90%)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.
  • Spread shredded coconut on a baking tray and bake it in the oven for 3-4 minutes.
  • Beat the egg whites. Afterward, add sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add the shredded coconut and mix everything as well as you can.
  • Now cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
  • Form coconut macaroons and bake them in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes until they’re brownish.
  • Let them cool down and dip them in melted dark chocolate.
  • Finally, either put them into the fridge so that the chocolate hardens up or just leave it out in the open.
RECIPE VIDEO

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 3.56gProtein: 1.52gFat: 6.23gFiber: 1.3g
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J

Sunday 21st of April 2024

Can I replace erythritol with munk fruit?

Karo @ AllNutritious

Thursday 25th of April 2024

Hello J,

yes you can. Just have in mind that Monk Fruit is a lot more sweeter than erythritol, so I'd adjust accordingly to keep the flavor of coconut!