Keto No Bake Cookies With Coconut

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No time to bake? These low-carb and gluten-free keto no bake cookies with coconut can be cooked in the oven or left unbaked. Made with healthy almond flour and coconut oil.

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It’s always nice to have a quick snack to grab when you feel a little hungry. That’s why it’s good to have some quick and easy snack recipes on hand.

To satisfy hunger, I keep a variety of cheeses and meats in the refrigerator for quick bites. However, sometimes I crave something a little sweet.

While browsing some coconut recipes, I found a recipe for no bake coconut cookies. The original recipe used real maple syrup which is really high in carbs.

Ingredients For Keto No Bake Cookies

There’s only five simple ingredients plus salt needed to make these easy cookies. You likely already have everything in your pantry!

Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

You can use either shredded coconut or coconut flakes. It adds flavor and sweetness to the cookies. Plus, it makes a base for the cookies without baking!

Almond Flour

With it’s bland flavor, finely ground almonds add more bulk to the batter without changing the taste much. For those with a nut allergy, finely ground sunflower seeds are a great substitute.

Maple Flavored Syrup

Make sure you use a keto-friendly syrup for the cookies! I used Lakanto for mine, but ChocZero makes one that’s a lot thicker. You can also try Walden Farms which has zero carbs and zero calories. The syrup adds flavor and the needed liquid.

Fat and Flavor

Coconut oil is used to help bind the cookies and vanilla extract enhances the flavor. You can change this up by using butter for the oil and other flavor extracts in place of the vanilla.

Quick Tips

  • Use a cookie scoop. To speed things up and ensure the cookies are the same size, I always use a cookie scoop. The cookies also bake more evenly if they are a uniform size.
  • Add Some Chocolate Chips. If you’re looking to add a bit more flavor to these cookies, add in some sweet chips! My favorite keto chocolate chips are ChocZero’s baking chips.
  • Use peanut butter! If you are a fan of peanut butter and coconut, you can substitute natural peanut butter for the syrup. Crunchy peanut butter is a great option too!

How To Make Keto No-Bake Cookies With Coconut

steps to make the cookie mixture

No-Bake Keto Cookies Recipe Variations

I modified the recipe to use Lakanto maple flavored syrup instead. It’s a low carb pancake syrup that’s sweetened with monk fruit and has only 1g net carb per serving.

The Lakanto syrup is also perfect as a sweetener ingredient. And, you can use it just like real maple syrup without worrying about carbs.

For these cookies, you could use fiber syrup as well. But, the IMO fiber sweetener has been shown to affect blood sugar levels.

That’s why I prefer using a naturally sweetened syrup like the Lakanto one in these no bake coconut cookies. And, I like that the syrup isn’t overly sweet.

It’s also not as thick as many of the other low carb syrup option. The real syrup from maple trees isn’t that thick so there’s no reason to make low carb alternatives super thick.

The recipe is easily adaptable for AIP paleo too. All you need to do is replace the low carb syrup with an AIP compliant ingredient like honey or maple syrup.

Baking Option

Although these were supposed to be low-carb no bake cookies, I ended up baking them to see how they’d turn out.

Shortly after posting the recipe, I received a comment about baking these no bake coconut cookies. I figured I’d give it a try.

Turns out the cookies are just as good or better after baking in a 400°F oven. If baked, they have a crisp outside and soft inside

You can eat them either way, but I prefer them baked to toast the coconut. I think most of you will agree that they make a pretty good baked cookie.

When baked, the cookies are similar to low-carb coconut macaroons. And, I think they’d be pretty tasty with some keto chocolate drizzled on top.

optional baking for the no bake cookies

Frequently Asked Questions About Keto No Bake Cookies With Coconut

Before leaving a comment about the recipe, take a look at some of the commonly asked questions. You may find your answer here!

What Are The Best Low Carb Syrups?

Any keto friendly syrup should work. You can also try different flavors to change up the taste.

What Are The Best Low Carb Sweeteners?

The syrup is what sweetens these cookies. Look for a syrup sweetened with monk fruit for the best taste. But fiber based syrups are also an option as the fiber carbs can usually be subtracted in the net carbs.

What’s The Best Way To Store Keto No Bake Cookies?

The cookies are fine to leave out at room temperature for a few days. Best they are best kept in the refrigerator where they should keep for at least two weeks. When frozen, they keep for up to 3 months.

Other Recipes To Try

no bake and baked keto coconut cookies on green plates

I love that these no bake coconut cookies are egg-free. But, if you want a more traditional keto cookie, you’ll want to try 3-ingredient keto peanut butter cookies or gluten-free dairy-free chocolate chip cookies.

If you’re looking for another way to use low-carb maple flavored syrup, try making some vegan peanut butter cups. And if you like coconut, you must try this easy keto pina colada recipe.

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5 from 2 votes

Coconut No Bake Keto Cookies

No time to bake? These low carb and gluten free maple coconut cookies can be baked or left unbaked. Made with healthy almond flour and coconut oil.
Course Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword keto cookies, keto no bake cookies, no bake cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 143kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • cup keto maple flavored syrup
  • 3 ½ tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Stir together all ingredients until well blended.
  • Drop by tablespoon sized mounds onto parchment paper lined sheets.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

If you like crisp cookies, they can be put on a cookie sheet and baked in a 400°F oven 5-10 mintues until browned.
To speed things up and ensure the cookies are the same size, I always use a cookie scoop. The cookies also bake more evenly if they are a uniform size.
If you’re looking to add a bit more flavor to these cookies, add in some sweet chips! My favorite keto chocolate chips are ChocZero’s baking chips.
If you are a fan of peanut butter and coconut, you can substitute natural peanut butter for the syrup.
Makes about 32 cookies

Nutrition

Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

  1. 5 stars
    So simple and yummy. Perfect for the hot weather we’re having lately — to bake without actually baking! 😉 Thank you!

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  2. I am surprised there is no baking required for these cookies. Love the simplicity, but I will definitely try baking them too to get the crispier version.

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