How to Make Irresistibly Guilt-Free Coconut Flour Cookies

When you need a guilt-free cookie, look no further than these high-protein, low-sugar, and gluten-free coconut flour cookies. Not only are they a cinch to make, they’re absolutely delicious!

Learn how to make these irresistibly guilt-free coconut flour cookies that are so good, you can even eat them for breakfast!

“Hey kids, come sit down for breakfast! We’re having chocolate chip cookies!”

Said no health-conscious mom ever.

Even kiddos know that chocolate chip cookies don’t make a healthy breakfast. They’re loaded with sugar, refined white flour, and gobs of ooey, gooey, lusciously melted chocolate. Mmm… chocolate.

Moms and kids secretly agree that chocolate is appropriate at any time of the day. Moms don’t admit it to their children lest anarchy arise.

But what if you had an amazing cookie recipe that was so guilt-free you could actually serve them to your crew for breakfast without a twinge of remorse? And I’m not talking about cookies with hidden kale, oat fiber, and bone broth.

Allow me to introduce you to our beloved Coconut Flour Power Cookies, also known as Breakfast Cookies in our house. These tasty morsels are packed with protein and are low in sugar, they’re gluten-free and grain-free, and yes, they even contain chocolate. They’re going to be your new favorite guilt-free treat perfect for any time of day, even breakfast!

When Having Cookies for Breakfast Is Healthy

I know, I know. The last thing you’d expect on a natural health and wellness blog is some article encouraging you to eat cookies for breakfast.

And not just sneaking them in the closet while the kids dutifully ingest their oatmeal. But actually serving cookies to the children for breakfast, too.

Though it may appear suspicious, I promise I haven’t lost my mind.

These coconut flour cookies are high-protein, low-sugar, and gluten-free. So good, you can even eat them for breakfast!

Breakfast is as important as we’ve all heard because it lays a foundation for your entire day. It has the potential to set you up for stable energy and clear thinking or brain fog, emotional teeter tots, and lunchtime energy crashes.

On National Donut Day, I decided to be a fun mom and take my crew to a local bakery for a brunch-time donut. Donuts are a rarity here, so they were ecstatic.

We ate eggs and homemade sourdough toast before venturing out so they wouldn’t totally crash and burn from all the sugar. But even so, one of my kiddos had an unexpected emotional breakdown a few hours later. I knew the morning donut treat and resulting sugar crash was to blame.

Most cookies will produce the same results if you eat them for breakfast. But these won’t, and here’s why.

  • They’re high in protein thanks to a full cup of peanut butter and a generous number of eggs.
  • They’re much lower in sugar than a typical cookie recipe with only a 1/4 cup used to sweeten the dough.
  • The natural coconut oil helps your body absorb the sugar gradually and keeps tummies full for longer.

Those benefits make these cookies a yummy, energizing afternoon snack, too. They’re really a great treat for any time of day!

Healthy Cookies So Easy to Make My Kids Do It Now

Before I give you the recipe, I should probably pause for a minute of full disclosure and admit to you that I actually quit making these cookies a couple of years ago. I used to make them regularly for breakfast, but I stopped.

It wasn’t that my kiddos didn’t like them.

It wasn’t that I stopped liking them, either.

It simply came down to the fact that I’m incredibly busy in the morning, these cookies are incredibly easy to make, and it was high time to pass the honors off to a child.

So my daughter makes them for us now.

These coconut flour cookies are 100% guilt-free and so easy to make your pre-teen can do it.

These cookies aren’t just guilt-free, they’re so easy to make that your kiddos can quickly learn to make them for the family. In fact, it takes my 12-year-old less than 10 minutes to mix up a batch in a single bowl.

Delicious, guilt-free, and easy cookies? I won’t hold you back any longer. Here’s the recipe!

Coconut Flour Power Cookies Recipe

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The most important thing to remember when making these cookies is to leave them a little gooey. Coconut flour cookies can become stuck-in-your-throat dry if they’re overbaked, even by a little bit. So err on the side of underbaked and enjoy the perfect cookie! Scroll down for a printable version of the recipe.

Ingredients:

*Our favorite combination is 1/3 cup each dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.

Yummy coconut flour cookies are delicious, easy to make, and so guilt-free you can eat them for breakfast.

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and melted coconut oil and stir well. Add the eggs, vanilla, and sugar and beat well. You can do this with a handheld electric mixer, but we just stir by hand.
  2. Stir in the coconut flour to form the dough, then stir in your add-ins.
  3. Spread the dough into an 8×8 or 9×9 square pan and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Let them cool for about 5 minutes, then cut into squares to serve. You can also drop the dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes.

Amazingly easy, right? With cookies this yummy, this guilt-free, and this easy to make, you can’t help but eat them for breakfast.

And you can feel good about doing it, too!

Printable Recipe Card: Irresistably Guilt-Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

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Irresistibly Guilt-Free Coconut Flour Protein Cookies

Yummy coconut flour cookies are delicious, easy to make, and so guilt-free you can eat them for breakfast.

When you need a guilt-free cookie, look no further than these high-protein, low-sugar, and gluten-free coconut flour cookies. Not only are they a cinch to make, they're absolutely delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no extra sweeteners or fats added)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup total add-ins, like dark chocolate chips, cacao nibs, nuts, seeds, or dried fruit

Instructions

    1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and melted coconut oil and stir well. Add the eggs, vanilla, and sugar and beat well.
    2. Stir in the coconut flour to form the dough, then stir in your add-ins.
    3. Spread the dough into an 8×8 or 9×9 square pan and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes, then cut into 16-25 squares to serve.

Notes

You can also drop the dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes.

Would your crew like these cookies better for breakfast or as an afternoon snack?

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    8 Comments

    1. Ever tried without eggs? We have egg allergy and avoid using eggs in baking. Would applesauce/flax eggs work or maybe some pumpkin puree?

      1. Hi Heather! I haven’t tried these without eggs. The eggs act as a glue to hold coconut flour together, but since we don’t have an egg allergy, I haven’t experimented with other options that could also work as the glue. I would love to hear how flax eggs work if you try them! Perhaps since there’s so much peanut butter in them already, the flax eggs would be a perfect fit. I think it’s worth a try! 🙂

    2. oh, you have saved me from going totally bonkers over no baked items during the last trimester of my pregnancy! dealing w/ a stubborn yeast infection & possible UTI, so my midwife has strongly encouraged me to eliminate/cut back drastically on carbs & sugar. well, i believe this recipe still qualifies w/ her recommendations as long as i consume in moderation & possibly even tweak the sugar amt. a bit more. we’ll see! 😉 thanks again for this delightful-looking, proten-laden, & low-sugar recipe!

      1. You’re welcome, Joanna! I actually made these without any sugar once, by accident. I noticed, but my kiddos didn’t. You could definitely try! Maybe add a little stevia to help sweeten the dough. Congrats on your pregnancy, and wishing you a beautiful birth in the months to come.