Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 14 min Serves 16 cookies     adjust servings


  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup Wholesome Sweeteners coconut sugar
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla bean
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 T almond milk
  • Optional: 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life
  • chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Blend the oats and almonds together until they are the consistency of flour. Works great in a Vitamix. Pour the mixture in a bowl.
  3. Blend 1 cup shaved coconut into a fine consistency. What remains should equal about 1/2 cup.
  4. Add the coconut, the coconut sugar and the brown rice flour to the almond/oat mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, combine all the wet ingredients.
  6. Add the wet to dry.
  7. With wet hands, form dough into balls and place on lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. The dough will be sticky.
  8. Once all the dough is rolled into balls, you can add the chocolate chips to the tops of each ball.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 12-14 minutes.
  10. I got about 16 cookies. Not too many are left though. May be doing a second batch tomorrow!


Recipe Notes

So now that I have caught the gluten free bug, what other gluten free cookies would you like to see? I am feeling inspired by this success!

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