Clean Eating Coconut Butter Cookies

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Clean Eating Coconut Butter Cookies

clean eating coconut butter cookies

You will probably notice that I use coconut oil quite often in my recipes. Coconut oil is a great option for baking especially for vegans, not to mention the great health benefits it offers. Just because you’re eating a dessert doesn’t mean it can’t be nutritious and good for you!

I wanted to try something different today, instead of using coconut oil to make some chocolate chip cookies, I decided to use coconut butter (or creamed coconut as it’s known here in the UK)

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Coconut butter gives these cookies a lovely chewy, rich texture. Similar to what you would get when using peanut butter to make peanut butter cookies.

These clean eating coconut butter cookies are gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free.

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Clean Eating Coconut Butter Cookies

Makes: 12

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1/4 + 1 tbsp cup oat flour (use gluten-free oats for a gluten-free option)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or you could use brown sugar)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips (dark, carob, vegan…etc)

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut butter, melted
  • ΒΌ cup apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C (350F/160C fan assisted)
  • Melt the coconut butter (creamed coconut) in a pan over a medium/low heat. Once melted leave to cool for a few minutes then add in the water, maple syrup, apple sauce and vanilla extract.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the coconut butter mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients then add in the chocolate chip. Give it a good mix.
  • On a baking sheet, drop spoonfuls of the dough (it should be enough for 10-12 cookies)
  • Bake for about 20 minutes.
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The flavour of the apple sauce does come through so if you’re not vegan and you find that the apple sauce is too overpowering, you could substitute it with 1 egg. I personally like the flavour it adds πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey Candy πŸ™‚ You could try using coconut oil although the cookies may not turn out the same. Coconut butter gives a much richer and firmer texture. If you use coconut oil I imagine you’ll end up with much softer cookies. Do let me know if you do try it though πŸ™‚ x

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