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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. 

13 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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    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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  8. Hi! I'm Rebecca from MyNaturalFamily.com. I shared a link to your recipe on my post
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  9. Are the chia seeds needed for the recipe or can I omit them?

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    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 :(

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