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This recipe for Coconut Flour Cookies is shared by Lauren of Empowered Sustenance! These cookies are grain free and egg free and only contain three ingredients! Lauren, thank you for sharing this great recipe with my readers!
Hi Coconut Mama Readers!
I’m Lauren, author of Empowered Sustenance, and a coconut fanatic! I’m excited to share a my go-to coconut flour dessert with you, but first I want to give you some background into my real food transition.
My Real Food Transition
Five years ago, as a freshman in high school, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. For a while, I held my colitis under control by obliviously popping prescriptions to suppress any symptoms. Unfortunately, my colitis advanced aggressively while the pills muted my body’s attempts at communicating with me. “You are probably looking at a colon resection in the future,” my doctor solemnly told me. Horrified tears streamed down my face as I promised myself that I would never loose my colon.
Last fall, with that vow, I left for college–armed with potent immune-suppressing medication and a plan to eat and sleep well in the dorm. During that first semester at college, my colitis flared constantly. I struggled to mask my health issues, but I could no longer hide my dwindling energy or humiliating hair loss caused by my medication and distressed intestines. At the end of the fall semester, I signed up for online college courses, headed back home, and ditched my prescriptions. I threw myself wholeheartedly into treating my colitis with nutrition.
Healing with the GAPS Diet
I began the GAPS diet four months ago, and it has been the most important step on my healing journey. GAPS means a lot of creative cooking, though, and I turned to blogs like Tiffany’s for great grain-free recipes. I started Empowered Sustenance because I love sharing my GAPS, SCD, and Paleo friendly creations! Also, recipes on Empowered Sustenance are always grain free, nut free, and often dairy and egg free.Egg Free Coconut Flour Victory
Yes, it’s true–these three ingredient coconut flour cookies contain no eggs! Coconut flour has developed a finicky reputation because it demands a large amount of eggs in baked goods. Butter holds these shortbread-like cookies together without eggs for a grain free, allergy-friendly treat.
This recipe yields eight two-bite-sized cookies. I’m a big proponent of cooking in bulk, so why the small batch? Honey is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from the air. As a result, these cookies soften the longer they sit. For a tender, melt-in-your mouth texture, enjoy these cookies warm from the oven.
Don’t shy away from the large ratio of coconut flour to butter. Butter is a miraculous superfood, haven’t you heard? Scout out some raw butter from pastured cows for the most health benefits. If you can’t find that, Kerrygold butter comes from pastured cows and is available in large grocery stores.
Three Ingredient Coconut Flour Cookies
- 3 Tbs. coconut flour
- 2 Tbs. cold butter
- 1 Tbs. raw honey
- Pinch of sea salt (a “freebie” according to ingredient-counting authority Claire Robinson)
- Preheat the oven to 365 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pulse all ingredients together in a food processor or blend with a pastry blender. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky. Divide into 8 small balls and flatten slightly on the baking sheet.
- Bake until the edges are light golden, about 9 minutes. These over bake quickly, so keep an eye on them. Let the cookies cool completely before removing from the baking sheet or they will crumble.Enjoy!
- Makes 8 two-bite-sized cookies.