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Coconut Flour (Gluten-Free Friendly) Cookies: 3 Ways

Welcome back! Here we are with another healthy recipe(s): Coconut Flour Cookies – 3 ways (Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk & Chocolate Chips & Matcha)

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Coconut Flour is…interesting. If you’ve never used it before, I recommend it as a great and easy alternative to regular flour that can help make most recipes gluten-free. Mostly because it is cheaper than your ‘Gluten-Free Flour’ and because it tends to be pretty neutral in terms of flavour and normal baking/recipe properties. It is spongy, a little ‘sandy’ (for lack of a better word, but it’s like the soft sand so it’s okay), and very absorptive. It does not completely blend and mix well like regular flour, which might be my only complaint, there tends to be a few specks of it here and there in the final product no matter how much you try to mix (and do NOT overmix). It also tends to be pretty moist, yet, if not enough of a ‘glue’ (eggs, butter, oil, etc.) it will be crumbly.
When the great Flour Pandemic of 2020 happened (remember when you couldn’t find plain flour literally anywhere) I panicked and bought two big bags of coconut flour (if you have any other recipes please lemme know, I have tried C.F. tortillas, English Muffins, Breakfast Bars….). I am almost through ONE bag, this cookie recipe kinda helped.


Here is the base:

Ingredients:

That’s it! I know I say that’s it! Like it’s that easy, but it is! These are the best gluten/grain-free cookies I have made and they are an easy replacement without missing much of the ‘good’ stuff from regular flour. They are moist, thick, sweet, flavourful, easy-to-make, and versatile for that added zesty goodness.

Now to the fun part, here are the THREE ways I made mine:


Matcha C.F. Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. + 2 tbsp. Coconut Flour
  • 2 tsp. Matcha
  • 1/3 c. Canola Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract (or Vanilla Syrup, will sweeten the matcha)
  • 1/4 c. White Sugar
  • 1/3 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Process

  • Follow directions from the base, only difference is that you add the matcha and cinnamon with the dry ingredients

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk C.F Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. + 2 tbsp. Coconut Flour
  • 1/3 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 c. Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 Salted Caramel Chocolate Bar

Process

  • Same as above, just fold in the chocolate bar chunks after making dough

Fun Fact: my mom sent me a Ghiradelli’s Salted Caramel Crunch Bar in my birthday care package. That’s what I used for this recipe and it was a great decision, but any other chocolate bar will work as long as you chop it into chunks and distribute evenly in the dough


Chocolate Chip C.F Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. + 2 tbsp. Coconut Flour
  • 1/3 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/3 c. Canola Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Chocolate Chips (I use Semi-Sweet but Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate work, as well)

Process

  • Same as the last two, just evenly fold in the chocolate chips. If you add too many, the dough won’t hold together as well and might be extra crumbly, so make sure it is evenly spread.

There you go! Another 3 recipes onto the blog this week (complete with TWO Instagram posts). If you make these, let me know! I am always looking for feedback or new inspiration on new ingredients or variations.

Next week is a review for Part 2 of White Wolf (it’s a good one, new recipes and all), then that weekend’s post is probably time for that lifestyle update post…maybe. Or maybe it’ll be the Brown Rice Risotto (I SAID WHAT I SAID). Brown Rice is also super absorptive and in a crunch to be fancy, works just as well.

See ya on the blog & on instagram!

xo.🍋

Author: Claire Elizabeth

My name is Claire Elizabeth and welcome to my lemon zest life! It all started back in 2015 when I began creating healthy recipes to support my busy lifestyle between the gym, full-time work, and full-time university. Four years later I have updated my healthy recipes but am still living that busy lifestyle. This is catered for the full-time employees, students, parents, and everyone in between that lives a lemon zest life, like me. xo.🍋 ​

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