Grain Free Chocolate Almond-Coconut Cookies


These cookies are husband-approved. My husband is the biggest sugar addict I have ever met. He has something sweet for breakfast as soon as he wakes up, followed by something else sweet for a mid-morning snack. Then a candy bar or ice cream after lunch. Then another sweet after dinner. It’s insane. He is 6 foot and weighs the same as me, so for a long time he thought his sugar consumption was ok because he was one of the 1% of the population that can eat whatever he wants and not gain weight. He knows sugar is bad and still can’t break the habit.

Whenever he is cranky and moody, it takes all my willpower to not give him a cookie just get him back on his high. I have learned to ask for things only after he has eaten dinner and something sweet.

Anyway, my point of all of this is that this cookie made without white sugar, only natural sweetners, satisfies him. This  cookie is way more sweet than my Chocolate Covered Almonds or my Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes.

I first saw this cookie recipe on and I adapted it to make it a little easier. Basically, instead of messing with melted chocolate by covering or drizzling the cookies at the end, I just added the chocolate chips in with everything else. I contemplated adding extra chocolate on top, but it does not need it at all – these cookies are super sweet. I also added chopped almonds to the mix for a little more protein.

Grain Free Chocolate Almond-Coconut Cookies


  • 3 cups dried coconut
  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 cup honey (preferably raw)
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • enough almonds to press on top of each cookie and 1/2 cup of chopped almonds to mix in.
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips


  1. Mix everything together in a bowl, except for enough almonds for the top of each cookie.
  2. Use a tablespoon to scoop out and place on cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at your lowest temp or in a dehydrator at 115° for about 12 hours, or put them in the fridge and eat them cold!

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  • Christine Taylor
    October 24, 2012 at 4:14 AM

    I’m interested in what You and your daughter’s menus for an entire day look like. Im trying to feed my 2 year old and myself better foods but often I can’t get her to eat what I’m eating. Would you be able to share what you all eat in a day?

    • Stephanie
      October 24, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      That’s a great idea. I do have a post of lots of things I feed Penelope in the Real Food/Toddler Nutrition section to get you started. But in general, I keep her grains to a minimum and feed her lots of fresh fruit, veggies, meat and dairy.

  • Christy, The Simple Homemaker
    December 1, 2012 at 4:38 AM

    My daughter ( made these today, and they are excellent! She froze them and we ate them out of the freezer–they were like ice cream bon bons. So yummy Thanks for sharing!

    • Stephanie
      December 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM

      Awesome! My daughter likes to eat them frozen too!

  • Hannah
    April 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    I know this isn’t grain free, but I ran out of almond flour. So I used spelt instead, and it worked just fine, just so you know!

    These delicious little gems are one of my favorite ever treats! I adore them! They’re my new birthday cake come January. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am forever indebted to you.

    • Stephanie
      April 10, 2013 at 12:52 AM

      Good to know, thanks!! So glad you like the recipe so much!!