Dec 08

Coconut Flour Breakfast Cookies

Let us begin with cookie dough.

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It should be noted: grain-free cookie dough isn’t as fun as regular cookie dough.  I couldn’t even bring myself to try it because so many raw eggs were in it.  Couldn’t do it.  Probably a good choice.

Have you done the grain free cookie thing? A bit ago I made coconut flour chocolate chip cookies and I liked them more than I was expecting to, so here we are again going for round two of grain free cookie yum.

coconut flour breakfast cookies |

I’ve had quite a lot of cookies in the past 48 hours.  The wonderful Erika invited me to a cookie tasting to search for the best holiday cookies in Houston.  There were SO MANY COOKIES.  

And I tasted them all, except like 5 because I reached my breaking point.  I hit a cookie wall and couldn’t eat anymore.  It was just such a great culinary experience.  That sounds so lame to me…’culinary experience’…because that sounds lame and boring, but the cookie tasting wasn’t that.  It was just delish and filled with cookies and iced coffee.  Perfect.

coconut flour breakfast cookies |

So these cookies.

I know they’re called breakfast cookies, but you don’t have to eat them for breakfast.  It’s merely a suggestion.  You could have them for snacktime or dessert time or anytime.  The great thing about life is that you can do what you want.  So eat them when you want.

You can mix in whatever add-ins you can dream of.  I used flax, pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips…all solid add-in choices unless you’re talking about adding something to ice cream in which case flax would not be my first choice.

And word of caution, I probably wouldn’t bring these to a holiday cookie exchange…they are definitely more breakfast-like (aka not uber sweet) than a mega sweet cookie.  One of my clients was recently telling me about a chai spice cookie where you take a chai tea teabag and cut it open and mix it into a sugar cookie mix.  Then bake and add a eggnog icing.  I mean, that’s the kind of thing you should arrive to a party with.

But for now, make these for breakfast (or anytime).

coconut flour breakfast cookies |

Coconut Flour Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 9 small-ish cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes


1/2 cup coconut flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted & cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla (or vanilla bean paste)
heaping 1/2 cup chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips)
add-ins: 1 tablespoons each of pecans, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, dates, ground flaxseed


Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a cookie sheet.  In a bowl, combine coconut flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and all add-ins.  Add in eggs, butter and vanilla.  Combine until a dough forms.  Wet hands and roll dough into 9 balls, if you just spoon the cookies onto the baking sheet without rolling them into balls, the cookies won't come out pretty and smooth.  Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies turn golden brown.  

I liked these best served after 15 minutes of cooling!  Store on the counter for 1 day or in the fridge for longer.

coconut flour breakfast cookies |

More cookies coming later this week!!

5 comments on “Coconut Flour Breakfast Cookies”

  1. I love the slightly sweet taste that coconut flour lends in baking!  I would gladly enjoy these cookies for breakfast dipped in hot coffee!

  2. Cookies for breakfast is always a good idea! And there are never too many cookies in the month of December ?

  3. So I’ve learned that I do not like the taste of raw coconut flour. I’ve tried it in a few no-bake recipes and it kinda makes me wanna choke, so I imagine the cookie dough would’t be all that great either. I do however, like it in baked items! These look great- I love chocolate with coconut flour!

  4. Haha love you!! I’m sorry we didn’t get to catch up more during the (crazed) cookie tasting, but so glad I still got to see you (it’s been too long)!! You are a CHAMP for making it through 99% of the cookies <333 

    And that chai tea bag cookie thing–I used to make these chai biscotti that also used a chai tea bag and they were SO GOOD!! That's kind of brilliant to just add one to a sugar cookie mix **major heart eyes**

  5. I love the naturally nutty taste of coconut flour and added shredded coconut. Very good. I don’t care for a super sweet cookie so this was perfect! I added chocolate chips to another batch for the kids and they liked them.
    Thank you 

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