20 Delicious Ways to Bake With Coconut Flour

Coconut Flour Chocolate Brownies
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

If you're looking for the best coconut flour baking recipes, you're in luck. Coconut flour (which is essentially dried, ground coconut meat) is a versatile flour alternative that belongs in every gluten-free baker's pantry. You'll find everything from crowd-pleasing cookies and cakes to wholesome breads and muffins in this collection of our best coconut flour baking recipes — even the pickiest eaters will find something to love.

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Coconut Flour Lemon Cookies

a white plateful of yellow cookies garnished with a dried cranberry in the center

These keto-friendly lemon coconut flour cookies are like "little tea biscuits," according to recipe creator 1010rikku. Make them in just 35 minutes with fewer than 10 ingredients.

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Coconut Flour Brownies

brownies with chocolate frosting
Rama Krishna Darapureddi

"This gluten-free take on brownies made with coconut flour, flax eggs, and apple puree doubles as a vegan treat with a sweet cashew frosting," according to recipe creator DrLyana.

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Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies

Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies
Isabel Carlisle Storolis

"These gluten-free gingersnaps are the best cookie I've ever made, and I might even go as far to say my new favorite cookie of all time," says recipe creator Isabel Carlisle Storolis. "They are made with nut and oat flours and pack a serious flavor punch, thanks to tons of spices and fresh ginger!"

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Keto-Friendly Bread

Keto-Friendly Bread
Mary Wilson

With an angel food cake-like texture, this almond flour and coconut flour bread is wonderfully light and airy. A tablespoon of honey adds subtle sweetness.

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Brownies

Coconut Flour Chocolate Brownies
Photo by Buckwheat Queen.

These gluten-free coconut flour brownies are as decadent as it gets. Recipe creator walbome says they're delicious warm straight out of the oven or cold the next day.

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Vanilla Coconut Super Bars

Vanilla Coconut Super Bars
Linda T

These healthy coconut flour bars are full of delicious and nutritious ingredients such as walnuts, almonds, goji berries, hemp seed hearts, and Greek yogurt.

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Gluten-Free Snowball Cookies

Gluten-Free Snowball Cookies
Angela Sackett Superhotmama

Recipe creator Angela Sackett Superhotmama says these gluten-free coconut flour cookies can easily be made paleo-friendly by substituting ghee for the butter and finely powdered coconut sugar for the confectioners' sugar.

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Paleo-Friendly Applesauce Cookie

Paleo-Friendly Applesauce Cookie
Jaana Smith Bauman

Recipe creator Jamie Goebel Eavou says these paleo-friendly coconut flour cookies are "good and good for you." Pecans and dried cranberries add crunchy texture and fruity flavor.

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Coconut Flour Banana Nut Muffins

Coconut Flour Banana Nut Muffins
Tammy Lynn

Start your day in a deliciously healthy way with these protein-packed coconut flour muffins. "My batter seemed just right, and they were moist and held up well," says reviewer and Allrecipes Allstar Tammy Lynn.

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Chunky Monkey Muffins

Chunky Monkey Muffins
John Tran

Banana muffins made with coconut flour, palm shortening, and almond butter are topped with a delicious mixture of chocolate chips and walnuts.

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Cranberry Jalapeno "Cornbread" Muffins

savory muffins with jalapenos and cranberries on a plate with two jalapeno peppers

These cornbread-like muffins are savory, sweet, and spicy. Thanks to coconut flour, they're low-carb and completely grain-free.

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Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cupcakes on a white background
Buckwheat Queen

These chocolate cupcakes are "deep, dark, satisfying, and seriously addictive," according to recipe creator gem bee, who says they freeze well and make great on-the-go treats.

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Vegan Date, Walnut, and Zucchini Muffins

Vegan Date, Walnut, and Zucchini Muffins in cupcake liners

These vegan zucchini muffins — made with coconut flour, flax seed, applesauce, and tapioca starch — are delicious and nutritious.

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Healthy-ish Chocolate Cake

Healthy-ish Chocolate Cake
Tammy Lynn

Shredded zucchini, coconut flour, applesauce, and walnuts come together beautifully in this healthier chocolate cake. Reviewer and Allrecipes Allstar Tammy Lynn recommends topping with a Cool Whip-instant pudding frosting.

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Coconut Coffee Muffins

Coconut Coffee Muffins
Jennifer Yeager Trasatti

Make these wholesome muffins with just six ingredients you probably already have on hand: coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs, brewed coffee, brown sugar, and coconut flakes.

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Keto Coconut Cookies

keto coconut cookies on cooling rack

"These cookies are very scrumptious," raves reviewer VeryVirg, who recommends adding walnuts to the dough for a bit of crunch.

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Hawaiian Coconut-Banana Bread

Hawaiian Coconut-Banana Bread

Coconut flour, coconut flakes, and coconut sugar add tropical flavor to this banana bread. "After taking the first bite I knew this was something special," says recipe creator ShakaShawn.

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Coconut Flour, Almond Butter, and Raisin Cookies

Coconut Flour, Almond Butter, and Raisin Cookies

You need just six ingredients (coconut flour, eggs, almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, and raisins) to make these healthy, soft, and chewy cookies.

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Keto Buns

Keto Buns on a baking sheet
Angela Sackett

If you're following the ketogenic diet, try these low-carb hamburger buns made with coconut flour, flaxseed meal, ground almonds, and psyllium husk powder.

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Paleo Jelly Donut Cupcakes

paleo jelly donut cupcakes in a muffin tin

These coconut flour cupcakes, which are made super moist with applesauce, have a delicious raspberry jam filling. Fans of jelly doughnuts will absolutely love these paleo-friendly treats.

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