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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Grain Free Egg Free Coconut Flour Cookies With Grapefruit

Let me start by saying this is not your typical cookie. This is more of a cookie that you make when you are either limited by the ingredients in your fridge(which I was today), or limited in the ingredients you can use because of allergies or food restrictions. But, bearing that in mind, it is a pretty tasty little morsel.  The recipe that inspired this cookie is here. After reading the comment section, I knew some tweaking may help, and I think I did all right. The chocolate drizzle, and coconut sprinkles, while optional, brings a balance to the flavours that really works. The recipe only makes 9 cookies, perfect for when that cookie craving strikes, but you don’t want a ton of leftover goodies to snack on.

Grain Free Egg Free Coconut Flour Cookies With Grapefruit

6 tbsp organic coconut flour
5 tbsp organic butter, softened
2 tbsp coconut nectar (I am sure honey would work well too)
1 Tbsp ground Chia seeds
3 tbsp shredded organic coconut
1 tsp  organic grapefruit zest, **
3 tbsp organic grapefruit juice **
¼ tsp sea salt

Optional, but yummy additions:
1 tbsp melted Enjoy Life chocolate chips (or chocolate chips of choice)
1 tbsp shredded organic coconut

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix together everything but the optional add ins in a bowl until thoroughly mixed and in a soft ball. Let rest for  3-4 minutes then divide dough into 9 equal balls. Roll each ball with the palms of your hands and then flatten to about ¾ inch thickness and bake for 9-11 minutes on a parchment lined pan, or until just starting to brown slightly on the edges.

Let cool, and drizzle with optional chocolate, and sprinkle with shredded coconut if desired.
Plain cookies

**I am going to try these again with both lime zest and juice, as well as orange! I will update the recipe when I do. 


  1. Did you ever try the recipe with orange or lime juice? How did it turn out?

  2. I haven't yet, anonymous! I need to try it again soon! Thanks for the reminder!!

  3. Hi Janine, Thanks for the lovely recipe > tried it with all the other alternatives; orange juice, orange zest and honey and tasted lovely :)

  4. Most welcome! Thanks for posting how they were!

  5. Hi Janine, I made these tonight and they were delicious, but really crumbly (too crumbly to pick up even). I added extra grapefruit juice when the batter was initially so crumbly, but didn't help. Any suggestions?

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  6. with coconut flour, the moisture and fat content differs from brand to brand. Adding a tbsp of water to the batter may help, you can also try some extra butter, or try reducing the coconut flour to 5 tbsp. If you do not need to be egg free, an egg may help as well. Hope this helps!

  7. Tried this today and was pretty tasty. The zest was pretty strong, but added a nice taste. It tasted like coconut, then grapefruit and because we used coconut flour, it was a bit crumbly but baked well. And yep, the egg might help a lot.

    1. Just made these with a few changes..I can't use honey so added a tiny sprinkle of stevia, I also added the pulp of the grapefruit about 2 tablespoon and I soaked the chia seeds in the juice before mixing it all in. I can't use butter either so we had avocado butter and that worked very well The cookies are soft and tasty. Looking forward to making a lemon version

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  9. Are the chia seeds needed for the recipe or can I omit them?

    1. I have not made them without the chia seeds, and I am not sure how it would go without them. They definitely lend a bit of "glue" to the recipe, and may be too crumbly without :(