Choose Your Own Culinary Adventure: The 50 Best Coconut Flour Recipes
I've been experimenting with coconut flour for a very long time. Gluten sensitivity has been a blessing in disguise as it introduced coconut flour to my diet and I've had a blast ever since.
I've literally tried 100s of different recipes over the years and these 50 are my favorite out of the lot!
Apart from my own preference, I also tried to add as much variety to the list so there's something here for everyone.
Coconut Flour Cookies
Sweet, chewy, plain, frosted, and more – here is your guide to cookie baking with coconut flour:
1. Sugar Cookies
Looking for a coconut flour keto cookie recipe? Then your search is over! These sugar cookies are delicious and wholesome – perfect for a guilt-free treat. Best of all, they come along with their very own keto frosting recipe as well.
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Whipping up a batch of classic chocolate chip cookies is a lot easier than you might think! This recipe isn't all that different – you are just subbing out some of the all-purpose flour with coconut flour. So, you have familiar ingredients and instructions to work with!
3. Coconut Macaroons
Unlike traditional recipes, these coconut macaroons include a tablespoon of coconut flour. Don’t worry, though, because this actually results in a better tasting cookie. In fact, you get a more cohesive, coconut-y taste.
4. Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you like chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, then these double chocolate chip cookies will be right up your alley. Don’t worry though, as these cookies contain a minimum amount of sugar and butter. This makes them a far better option for you than most other treats.
5. Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti
You cant deny that coconut and cranberries are an excellent match. And, when they come together with this coconut flour based biscotti, it is absolutely magical. This recipe is also equipped with a delicious chocolate drizzle just as a finishing touch.
6. Peanut Butter Cookies
If you wish that there was a healthier version to a childhood favorite, then your wish has been granted! These peanut butter cookies don’t just contain coconut flour, they are also free of grains, dairy, and processed sugar!
7. Gingerbread Cookies
It is a tradition – you have to have gingerbread cookies at Christmas time. Fortunately for you, these coconut flour gingerbread cookies ensure that you can carry on this rite of passage, while opting for some healthier and more wholesome ingredients.
8. Shortbread Cookies
If you imagined that it was impossible to make shortbread cookies with coconut flour, then think again! This delicious recipe proves that you can still make a crumbly, buttery, yummy cookie. So go ahead and give it a try.
Coconut Flour Breads and Breakfast Foods
If you are on the lookout for gluten free coconut flour recipes for breads and other flour-based breakfast foods, then this is the list for you!
9. Bread Loaf
Bread can be one of the hardest things to replace when you go low-carb. With this coconut flour bread loaf recipe, though, you will be able to create the perfect substitute. As an added bonus, it is incredibly easy to whip up this loaf as well!
10. English Muffins
Don’t have ages to make your English muffins? No worries – this recipe comes together in minutes. And, even better, it can be cooked in the microwave. It is perfect for when you want steaming muffins but don’t want to go through any hassle.
Bagels can often seem out of your reach when cutting out all-purpose flour from your diet. However, thanks to one of the best almond flour and coconut flour recipes, you can now enjoy coconut flour bagels in the comfort of your home. There is even instructions for using an air fryer.
12. Pizza Crust
Just because you are trying to get healthier doesn’t mean that you should have to give up pizza. Well, this coconut flour pizza crust proves that you can still enjoy the better things in life. It is chock full of flavor too!
From breakfast burritos to quesadillas, these coconut flour tortillas are versatile enough to be used in any recipe that you like. These tortillas have a little kick of their own which boosts the flavor profile of the fillings that you want to try out.
If you are a fan of buttery biscuits, then look no further than these coconut flour biscuits. They are easy to make and taste a great deal like the traditional recipe. What more could you ask for?
If you are following a paleo or keto diet, then corn is more or less out of the question. So, how can you enjoy your favorite cornbread then? Well, with this coconut flour cornbread recipe, of course! With just a handful of ingredients, you will be all set.
16. Toasted Coconut and Caramel Donuts
Coconut flour uses are numerous. This is why you can even make donuts with this ingredient! These toasted coconut and caramel donuts are chock-full of flavor and are filling to boot. There's no need to worry, though, as there is no processed sugar in this recipe.
These coconut flour waffles are easier than you think to make. They take just 5 minutes to whip up and then a few more minutes to cook. There is also a tasty ganache recipe is you are looking for a great topping for your waffles.
18. Pumpkin Bread
Looking for vegan coconut flour recipes? Then you should start with this delicious pumpkin bread. Use coconut flour and a gluten-free blend for a recipe that is both vegan as well as gluten-free. This bread is particularly lovely during the colder months.
Coconut Flour Cakes and Cupcakes
These are the top cakes that you can try out!
19. Chocolate Cake
There is no denying that chocolate cake is a mainstay in any recipe index. Now, however, you can learn how to make the very best coconut flour chocolate cake. It is one of the top coconut flour recipes for paleo dieters and even has its own frosting recipe.
20. Carrot Cake
With this carrot cake recipe, you won’t just be pretending that this cake is healthier, it will actually be true! It doesn’t contain any processed sugar, but is chock-full of flavor. And, if you are curious about how to make a keto-friendly cream cheese frosting, here is your guide.
21. Coconut Pound Cake
The only thing better than a traditional pound cake is this coconut pound cake. The addition of coconut flour helps to cement the overall coconut flavor and take this cake up to a whole other level!
23. Lemon Cake
Look for a little tartness to balance out the sweetness of cake? Then look no further than this coconut flour lemon cake. It is tangy and finished off with a delicious frosting.
24. Vanilla Cupcakes
Vanilla cupcakes are practically a mainstay at birthday parties, bake sales, and more. So, you need a good recipe to back you up. This is the one that will come in useful each and every time.
25. Coffee Cake
In terms of flavor, this coffee cake has so much going for it! At the same time, it is moist with the perfect amount of crumble. Eat it by itself or accompanied with a cup of tea – you know it’s going to be a great treat.
26. Hummingbird Cake
If you are looking for healthy coconut flour recipes that also score high on the flavor factor, then this hummingbird cake will meet all your needs. It is chock-full of spices, fruits, and coconut – what more could you ask for from a cake?
27. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Coconut and pineapple are such a wonderful combination. This is one of the reasons that this pineapple upside down cake works so well with coconut flour. Best of all, it is pretty close to the real deal!
28. Tres Leches
If you imagined that a gluten free, keto-friendly tres leche cake was out of the realm of possibility, think again! This recipe has everything you need to whip up a creamy, delicious, and wholesome treat.
Coconut Flour Muffins
Looking for a recipe for a breakfast-on-the-go or a quick snack? Here are your top picks:
29. Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins aren't an indulgence – they are a necessity. These coconut flour blueberry muffins will make you feel a little better about your daily addiction.
30. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Did you think that you had to say goodbye to the all-time greatest muffins just because you were cutting out processed flour? Well, that doesn’t have to be the case thanks to these amazing lemon poppy seed muffins. They are as good as the ones that you remember.
31. Orange Cranberry Muffins
Zesty and with a burst of fresh fruit, these orange cranberry muffins are sure to put a pep in your step. Best of all, these muffins only need a handful of ingredients – many of which you probably already have in your pantry!
32. Apple Cinnamon Muffins
While these apple cinnamon muffins are the perfect Fall treat, they work just as well all-year round. These contain the perfect amount of sweetness and spice for a cozy, tasty muffin.
33. Walnut Cranberry Muffins
Want to hit your fruit and nut quota, while still enjoying a delicious muffin? Well, then this walnut cranberry muffin is sure to meet all your needs. Considering these are sugar-free, they are also pretty healthy for you too.
34. Raspberry Muffins
These coconut flour raspberry muffins are absolutely bursting with flavor. The ingredients come together quickly, ensuring that you have warm, delicious muffins in about half an hour! How can you beat that?
35. Chocolate Chip Muffins
Want sugar-free chocolate chip coconut flour muffins that actually taste pretty good? Then this is the recipe for you. It is sure to become your go-to recipe whenever you need to whip up a batch.
Coconut Flour Bars and Brownies
Here are the best ever coconut flour desserts that you should start trying out immediately!
36. Chocolate Brownies
Brownies are one of those desserts that you simply can’t do without! If this is something that you believe in as well, you are going to love these coconut flour brownies, complete with coconut sugar, coconut milk, and coconut oil to boot.
37. Cheesecake Brownies
Can’t choose between cheesecake and brownies? Well, with these cheesecake swirl brownies you don’t have to! They are equal parts creamy and gooey, sweet and tart – the perfect dessert.
Brookies are arguably one of the best culinary inventions ever! And, if you would like to try a healthier version of it, this is the recipe for you! It is relatively low in calories too.
These coconut flour blondies may be vegan, but they certainly don’t taste like it! Complete with chocolate chunks, this is an ooey gooey treat that will please all dessert lovers.
40. Pumpkin Bars
Sweet and perfectly spiced, these pumpkin bars are the perfect indulgence. They are especially great if you are craving all things pumpkin spice.
41. Lemon Bars
Pretty much everyone loves lemon bars – they are perfect for tea time, a little pick-me-up, or for potlucks. And, if you try out this lemon bars recipe, you can be sure that you will be the hit of any gathering at all!
42. Peanut Butter Bars
Not in the mood to turn on your oven? That’s OK, these peanut butter bars are no-bake ones! And in case you thought they couldn’t get any better, they are also topped off with a layer of chocolate.
43. Raspberry Rose Bars
In the mood for something a little different? Then, these raspberry rose bars will hit the spot. Despite being a dessert, they are oddly refreshing with just the right amount of creaminess to them. It is certainly worth a try.
44. Millionaire Shortbread Bars
Though these millionaire shortbread bars may not be quite what you are used to, there's no denying that they are a treat. And, once they have you hooked, there's no turning back.
Coconut Flour Savory Recipes
This list will show you that there is no end to what to make with coconut flour – there are plenty of options to choose from!
45. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Bites
If you can’t be bothered with making a bunch of different things in the morning, that’s fine! These sausage, egg, and cheese bites contain everything that you need. And, they are delicious.
46. Chicken Nuggets
You're never too old for chicken nuggets. And, this recipe allows you to enjoy a low-carb version so that your favorite childhood treat gets an upgrade.
47. Crispy Battered Fish
If you need a good, batter fried fish to complement your fish and chips meal, then this is the one that you should try. The coating is crispy, while the fish is moist and sublime.
48. Buffalo Cauliflower
Need a good vegetarian appetizer? Then look no further than this buffalo cauliflower recipe. It is perfect to snack on or to put out for guests. Everyone is sure to love it.
49. Zucchini Fritters
With this zucchini fritters recipe, you aren't going to have to bug anyone to eat their vegetables. Everyone will gladly line up to scarf them down.
50. Chicken and Dumplings
Need a gluten-free option for the dumplings in your chicken soup? Well, look no further than these coconut flour dumplings. They are perfect for those cold nights when you need a cozy meal.
These are the top coconut flour recipes. As you can see, there is sweet, savory, and everything in between. It doesn’t matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it here.
Riya Borah is a nutritionist educator and her job involves guiding people towards a healthier lifestyle. Growing up in India, Riya was aware of just how much coconut was used on a daily basis. This encouraged her to research the properties of this versatile drupe. It opened her eyes to both the limitation and possibilities of coconut. Her aim is to now educate as many people as possible about the best ways to utilize coconut in their own lives.
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