Easy Coconut Flour Caramel Cookies
This recipe is super easy. ready in less-than 20 minutes, and makes 12 mouthwatering coconut-y cookies! They're perfect for taking to school or work thanks to Nutracelle's nut-free protein powder. Plus, using sugar-free syrup and your choice of chocolate chips means you can enjoy a few of these tasty treats without the guilt!
Bonus: You only need one bowl!
The best part about this recipe (aside from how yummy the cookies are) is definitely the easy clean-up. Simply throw all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk until combined well. Forget complicated recipes, we're all about that easy-and-delicious food lifestyle!
Baking with coconut flour & what to expect
If you're new to the world of coconut flour, you may be a bit surprised at the resulting texture of your goods. Coconut flour is an extremely absorbent flour, which means there'll be more liquid/eggs in a typical coconut flour-based recipe. This results in a surprisingly delicious cake-like texture. If you find your mixture is a touch wet, simply add 1 TBSP extra of coconut flour and stir until the batter thickens.
Your cookies won't spread - get creative!
The fun part about this recipe is creating the cookie shapes. Since your batter won't spread as it cooks, you can design your own fun cookie shapes with the kids, or stick to the traditional rounds you love. I flattened mine out and topped them with decorative additional chocolate chips (I mean, duh.) for an added treat.
Adding Nutracelle's prebiotic protein powder into your recipes gives you an automatic boost of healthy protein, and gut-healing prebiotic fiber. The magic of prebiotic fiber is that it slows down your body's digestion time, meaning you'll get more use out of the super-filling protein! Aside from the science-y health benefits.. it's just really, really delicious.
If you don't have any Salted Caramel Nutralean on-hand, no worries! Substitute Vanilla Cream, or even Natural (either Nutralean or NutraVegan) and you're good to go!
Parchment paper pro-tip
I recently learned an incredibly helpful tip for dealing with parchment paper, and I just had to share it! Rip off your desired amount of parchment and crumple it up loosely in your hands. I know that seems strange, but trust me. Smooth it out onto your pan and you'll find with the new divots and crumpled aesthetic, it no longer slides all over the place. Amazing!
Easy Coconut Flour Caramel Cookies
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1 TBSP Salted Caramel Nutralean
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips of choice
- Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a large mixing bowl with a whisk. The mixture will thicken as the coconut flour soaks up liquid.
- Add chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.
- Using a 1 TBSP scoop, drop 12 even balls of dough onto cookie sheet.
- Form into cookie shapes, keeping in mind these cookies will not spread out.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes. Rest on the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a baking rack to finish cooling.
Recipe makes 12 cookies. Nutrition is for 1 cookie.
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