Almond Toasted Coconut Cookies (Perfect Protein Snack!)

Cookies are usually a guilty pleasure right?  Well I have a treat for you, and you won’t have to feel guilty…..BONUS!  These cookies are full of almond love, with a little crunch from toasted coconut.  The bonus part, they are a delicious vegan cookie free of refined sugar.  These Almond Toasted Coconut Cookies would be perfect for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack.

Almond Toasted Coconut Cookies (Perfect Protein Snack!)My hubby and I had a funny conversation over these cookies the other day.  We have discovered we have completely opposite taste palettes.  I feel these cookies have a little sweetness, but not too much.  Hubby said they are not sweet at all.  Since these cookies are not very sweet, they really would make a perfect snack option.

Almond Toasted Coconut Cookies (Perfect Protein Snack!)The cookies are soft, chewy, and so delicious!  Maybe to add sweetness, you could drizzle some caramel, chocolate, or fruit puree.  If you want to add sweetness to the cookie, you could add sugar, or more maple syrup.  Personally I wouldn’t change a thing!

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Almond Toasted Coconut Cookies (Perfect Protein Snack!)

Almond Toasted Coconut Cookies

20 minPrep Time

6 minCook Time

26 minTotal Time

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1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup almond butter
2 3/4 cup almond meal
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, toasted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray two sheet pans with cooking spray.

On sheet pan, cover with parchment paper, add coconut. Toast coconut in oven for about five minutes or until lightly brown.

In small sauce pan, warm together maple syrup, almond milk, and coconut oil. Warm together until coconut oil melts completely, then pull off stove.

In medium mixing bowl - mix together warm maple syrup, almond milk, and coconut oil, add almond butter and mix together well.

In small bowl - mix together almond meal, baking soda, and salt.

Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, then add in the toasted coconut.

Chill the cookie batter in refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the batter thickens.

Add teaspoon of batter to cookie sheet for each cookie.

Bake the cookies for about 6-8 minutes, depending on oven, or until bottom of cookie is golden brown. Will make about 35 cookies.



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  • Angie
    These cookies would be a hit in our place. Love them refined sugar free...and loaded with nuts. Thanks for sharing, Terra.
  • Chef in disguise
    I love almonds and these sound like my kind of cookies!
  • Anne|Craving Something Healthy
    These look like the perfect guilt-free snack to have after a workout! Love the almond + coconut :)
  • Hotly Spiced
    I'm sure the maple syrup would give them some sweetness! I love how these are vegan and don't have any refined sugar. I do wonder though what's making them green; I thought it must have been pistachios but there aren't any! These are definitely a guilt-free kind of a snack xx
    • Hi there!!!! The cookies I promise are not green, they are just a boring brown color, LOL. I wonder if the trees in the background give the cookies a green appearance? Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Terra
  • Jeanette Chen
    These would make an excellent snack, full of goodness!
  • Liz
    These sound amazing, Terra!!! I'm always game for a healthy cookie...especially when coconut is involved!
  • Ooo, healthy cookies! I'm a big almond fan so I'm pretty sure I'm gonna love these!
  • kitchenriffs
    We love baking with almond meal! Such a nice texture and flavor. These cookies look amazing -- thanks.
  • I am always looking for new naturally sweet recipes! These look so good!
  • Thespicyrd
    These sound delicious Terra, and now I am so curious to bake them and check out the sweetness :-) I tend to make things less sweet than I used to, so my taste buds have definitely changed to liking less sugar-a good thing! Hope you're having a fabulous week! xoxo
  • The Café Sucré Farine
    I can see why these would make a great, healthy snack on the run!
  • Tutti Dolci
    Isn't toasted coconut the best? Love these cookies for when I'm having a cooke craving!
  • What a healthy and delicious snack, I love me my coconut :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru
  • Maureen Shaw
    Cookies don't normally equal good for you but you've certainly done it here. Love them!
  • Cookies, protein bars - it doesn't matter - I would be grabbing a few off the pan as soon as they came out of the oven.
  • Suzanne
    These cookies look great for a healthy snack option, I just bought some almond butter since I wasn't sure if my food processor could handle another homemade batch. I need to try these out!