Yummy gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar free cookies. Quick and simple flourless recipe.
The name for this recipe is spot on. And with the end of Hanukkah, I am back to creating regular non-holiday recipes and continuing with my gluten free, refined sugar free and low carb diet.
These coconut orange almond gluten free cookies are just so good as a snack or sweet breakfast! They are pretty simple to make so you have nothing to lose when you whip them up yourself!
Ingredients for coconut orange almond cookies
These yummy cookies are made with unsweetened desiccated coconut, orange zest, and almond butter. To make the cookies sweet, I used maple syrup and I also added vanilla, a pinch of salt, and baking powder. The outcome is just divine! I like to incorporate orange zest in my desserts during winter. I think it adds freshness and a really good flavor to any baked good. You can also make these cookies lemony instead if you prefer, just use lemon zest.
Another replaceable ingredient is almond butter - you can change it to any other nut butter, some have a stronger flavor (like peanut butter or tahini) and might change the outcome of cookies.
The recipe is flourless. The shredded coconut works as the flour. The recipe is also vegan, it has no eggs or milk in it. Therefore, these cookies are parve and fit as your weekend dessert too.
The process of making the cookies include mixing all ingredients together and shaping the batter to small balls. Bake for 9-10 minutes and that's it. You can enjoy these cookies in 15 minutes from now if you have all ingredients in your kitchen. Now that sounds like a win to me.
The cookies grow a bit while baking thanks to the baking powder. Don’t leave the kitchen when baking the cookies though, they brown very quickly and you might need to bake them for less time, depending on your oven. I rotate the pan after 5 minutes to get an even color on all sides, it again depends on your oven and how it works.
For more cookie recipes, check out my cookie recipe index.
Or, for more gluten free recipes, check out my Gluten free recipe index.
Recipe yields approximately 20 cookies, depending on the size you make them.
The cookies are saved best in an airtight container for up to a week, at my home they were gone after a few days.
Here is the recipe for these easy coconut orange almond cookies:
Coconut Orange Almond Gluten Free Cookies
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1½ cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
- zest of one orange
- Set the oven to 170°C/ 325°F with the fan.
- In a mixing bowl add the almond butter and maple syrup and mix well.
- Add the salt, baking powder, vanilla, orange zest, and unsweetened desiccated coconut.
- Mix well to a unified batter.
- With your hands, create small balls of the batter.
- Place the balls on a baking pan lined with baking paper.
- Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes.
- Rotate the pan in the oven after 5 minutes of baking if you feel it's needed to get even color.
- Cool the cookies at room temperature and save them in an airtight container.
- Have a cookie and enjoy!