Keto No Bake Coconut Cookies | Low Carb Cookies
Easy Keto No Bake Coconut Cookies – Paleo, Low Carb Dessert Recipe!
If the sweet, indulgent taste of these low carb cookies isn’t enough to make them worth trying, how about considering they’re keto NO BAKE cookies?! With just 5 ingredients and no oven needed, these no bake coconut cookies couldn’t be easier.
Coconut is a go-to ingredient for low carb desserts—especially in keto cookies recipes! It has a naturally sweet, tropical taste, a lusciously creamy texture, and loads of fuel-filled fats. And, these keto treats are really just fuel-filled coconut shreds held together with coconut oil and low carb fiber syrup for sugar free sweetness.
Those simple, clean ingredients pack 22 grams of wholesome fat and 8 grams of fiber into each of your keto no bake coconut cookies—and only ONE GRAM of net carbs! Best of all, they’re darn delicious.
Seriously, the rich, coconutty flavor and dense-yet-flaky texture make these low carb cookies ADDICTING. Pace yourself by storing in the freezer, so you have to thaw your no bake coconut cookies whenever you want to indulge!
Keeping your No Bake Coconut Cookies Low Carb & Sugar Free
Generally, no bake cookies and other no bake desserts rely on a sticky sweetener of some kind to bind the ingredients together. But, to make low carb no bake cookies, sticky sweeteners like honey and maple syrup won’t do the trick.
Of course, you could make these no bake coconut cookies with a traditional sticky sweetener like honey or maple syrup, they just won’t be low carb cookies anymore. So, to keep my no bake coconut cookies sugar free, I use a low carb fiber syrup as the sticky sweetener!
If you’ve never used or heard of fiber syrup, most are made from plant-based carbs called isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMOs) that come from natural sources like fruits and veggies. And, those IMOs are digestion-resistant carbs that move through the body without affecting blood sugar, like dietary fiber.
But, they provide the sugar free sticky sweetness that these low carb no bake coconut cookies need! You probably won’t see low carb fiber syrup in your grocery store, but I just buy mine online. It is somewhat pricey, but it’s a solid investment if you plan on trying out other low carb desserts recipe!
Maximum Fuel, Minimum Effort
These aren’t just clean, healthy coconut cookies, but they’re also low carb and keto cookies. And, on a keto diet especially, it’s important to include LOTS of quality fat sources to fuel ketosis.
(If you’re unfamiliar with ketogenic diets or want to learn more about keto, check out my Keto 101 video!)
Luckily, all of the coconut in these no bake coconut cookies has each treat oozing with satiating, heart healthy saturated fats and energizing medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)! Coconut oil (and coconut in general) has become a hot topic in the health and nutrition world because of the amazing benefits linked to its natural saturated fats.
Are Saturated Fats Bad?
Now, current medical research suggests that coconut can raise good cholesterol levels and even help lower heart disease risk. Natural saturated fats can actually help to protect our heart, but it’s the artificial trans fats (a.k.a. hydrogenated oils) that wreak havoc on our heart and arteries!
Plus, coconut is one of the best sources of MCTs—a unique type of fat that can be used immediately for energy, rather than being stored on the body. But, all 22 grams of nutritious fat aside, coconut also packs loads of antioxidants into each of these no bake coconut cookies!
And, whether you came here looking for low carb cookies or not, you can’t deny: getting some free-radical fighting antioxidants in a cookie is a pretty sweet deal. Most importantly, the loads of fuel in these no bake coconut cookies can be yours with almost NO effort. So, grab a bowl and whip up keto cookies in just minutes!
Keto No Bake Coconut Cookies
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut shreds
- ⅔ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup low-carb liquid sweetener/fiber syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp salt
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well to integrate.
- Use damp hands to form into cookie shapes. (I used a regular 4-teaspoon cookie scoop to help me portion my cookies!)
- Place shaped cookies on a flat plate or tray and allow to firm up in the fridge (2-4 hours, or overnight).
- Serve and enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge, or in the freezer to prevent overindulging!
- Yields ~16 keto no bake coconut cookies.