Those coconut almond cookies are crunchy healthy cookies made with simple wholesome ingredients. Bonus, those are vegan gluten free cookies and paleo cookies too 100% dairy-free.
What are coconut almond cookies?
Coconut almond cookies are crunchy healthy cookies, 100% refined sugar free naturally sweetened with maple syrup. In fact, those are paleo cookies made without wheat, grain dairy or eggs. Consequently, they are vegan gluten free cookies too.
An easy one bowl recipe
Those paleo cookies are very easy to make in less than 5 minutes in a food processor.
Plus, you don’t need cookie cutter to shape your coconut almond cookies. This is an easy recipe perfect for everyone looking for healthy cookies with natural ingredients.
Why are those healthy cookies?
First, let’s have a look at the ingredients used in this vegan gluten free cookies recipe. Indeed, there is only 5 simple ingredients needed to make those delicious cookies:
Almond flour – also know as almond meal is one of the healthiest gluten free flour to use in baking. In fact, it contains very few carbs meaning that it won’t spike blood sugar level as refined flour. As a result, those cookies provide your body energy for a very long time. You feel full and don’t crave food as quick as when you eat a regular cookie
Unsweetened desiccated coconut is also a very low carb gluten-free ingredients that can be use as a flour in healthy cookies. It contains healthy Medium Chain Triglyceride fat (MCT).
Coconut oilit is an healthy alternative to refined oil that contains the highest amount of Lauric acid, a powerful anti fungal
Maple syrup is an unrefined sweetener containing less sugar than white sugar. It also a great source of potassium.
Eggor flaxseed egg if you are vegan. Eggs adds protein to your cookies while flax eggs had fiber good for your gut health
How decorated your cookies?
I recommend to make some homemade sugar free chocolate recipe here or to use melted dark chocolate > 70%. Simply dip half of the cookie into the melted chocolate and then dip into desiccated coconut or sliced almonds on top. Let dry on a cookie rack. Update on 10/12/2015: I also used unsweetened carob buttons to dip the cookies.
More paleo cookies recipe
For the healthy cookies lovers you can try the following recipes
Preheat oven to 180C (360F). Lay a cookie sheet with baking paper. Set aside.
In a food processor, with the S blade attchement, add all the cookie ingredients.
Process on medium speed until all the ingredient comes together crumble. Transfer the dough into a bowl, form a ball with your hands and refrigerate 15-20 minutes.
Grease your hands with a tiny amount of coconut oil and form 4 large cookie balls or 8 small cookie balls - as you like, gently rolling the cookie dough between your hands to form balls.
Place the balls on the baking tray covered with baking paper.
Press each balls with your fingers to form thick flat round cookie - about 1 cm thickness.
Bake at 180 C (360 F) for 12 minutes or until the sides are golden brown.
Cool down on the cookie sheet for 20 minutes, they will harden slightly when cooling down.
Transfer onto a cookie rack to fully cool down then decorate.
Melt the dark chocolate and coconut in the microwave. Process by 30 seconds burst, giving a good stir each time to avoid the chocolate to burn.
Dip half of the cookie into the melted chocolate then dip into desiccated coconut or sliced almonds. Dry on a cooking rack. Place the rack few minutes in the fridge to set the chocolate shell quickly.
Store up to 5 days in a cookie jar.
Dark chocolate: I used about 1 square of 5 g for 2 cookies - I used 90% cocoa chocolate but any dark chocolate >70 % cocoa are great healthier options. You can also use melted carob button.Vegan option: use a flax seed egg instead of regular egg. Simply combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed into 2 tablespoons of water. Give a good stir and set aside for 10 minutes until it forms a jelly like texture. Use as an egg in this recipe. See recipe video in the post for more details.
Coconut Almond Cookies
Amount Per Serving (8 small cookies)
Calories 169Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.