Low-Carb Almond Coconut Sandies (Keto, Gluten-Free)


This is a slightly sweet cookie with a texture that reminds me of a pecan sandy. It is a perfect dessert for those on a low-carb or keto diet. For best taste, refrigerate before serving.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
18 cookies


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut

  • 1 cup almond meal

  • cup coconut oil, melted

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

  • teaspoon stevia powder, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine coconut, almond meal, coconut oil, egg white, water, vanilla extract, Himalayan sea salt, and stevia powder in a large bowl. Let sit until coconut softens, about 10 minutes. Roll into generous tablespoon-sized balls; place on baking sheet. Flatten gently with a fork to prevent edges from crumbling.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

For the stevia, I used 10 of the scoops provided in the container for a very lightly sweetened cookie. For a sweeter cookie (with added carbs), add a few tablespoons of organic maple syrup and cut back on the coconut oil.

These will not spread in the oven so the size you see is the size of the cookie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.