Smart Sweet: Mini Coconut Cookies

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Craving something sweet? This recipe is super easy, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. If you aren’t on a Reboot, this treat is an ideal dessert! It’s also nut and allergy free so they are a great snack for little and big kids. This is a small recipe but it can easily be doubled and feel free to add nuts, seeds, cacao or chopped dried fruit to add extra flavour.


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  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 160 C (320 F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Melt the coconut oil then combine all the ingredients together in a food processor or with a spoon into a dough like consistency.
  3. Let the mixture cool so the coconut oil starts to solidify or place it in the fridge (depends on the temperature of the kitchen) until a firmer consistency forms.
  4.  Roll into balls or little cookie shapes.
  5. Bake for 8-10 mins (these biscuits go very brown very quickly so keep an eye out).
  6. Remove from the oven and do not touch the cookies until completely cooled (placing them in the fridge is the best option) this cools the coconut oil and makes them more solid.

***Note: Because coconut oil is a semi-solid fat due to the high medium chain fatty acids it can change the recipe considerably due to the melting and solidifying points.


  • Coconut flour – Almond meal although you will need to use ¾ cup (I haven’t tried this)
  • Maple syrup – coconut nectar, honey, rice syrup

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories70
  • Fat5g
  • Saturated Fat4.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium10mg
  • Carbohydrates5g
  • Fiber1g
  • Sugars3g
  • Protein 1g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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