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No-bake coconut cookies - Dr. Axe

No-Bake Coconut Cookies Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Chewy, chocolatey no-bake coconut cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth with no refined sugars, gluten or dairy, and they’re delicious too!


  • 2.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1/21 tablespoon ground flax (optional*)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • coconut sugar to sprinkle on top (optional*)
  • Himalayan pink salt to sprinkle on top (optional*)


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats and coconut flakes well and set aside.
  3. In a medium pot over low heat, combine the coconut oil, almond butter and cocoa, stirring continuously until the mixture is mixed evenly.
  4. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla extract, stirring until well combined.
  5. Add in the oats and coconut flakes (and flax if desired), stirring continuously until mixture becomes thick.
  6. Drop heaping tablespoons of the mixture onto the cookie sheets.
  7. Place the cookie sheets in the freezer for at least 20 minutes, or until you’re ready to serve.
  8. Take the cookies out of the freezer and allow them to thaw for 5 minutes before serving. Store any leftover cookies in a sealed container in the freezer.


  • The flaxseeds, coconut sugar and salt are optional. Feel free to omit.
  • If you aren’t concerned with keeping this recipe vegan, you can opt for regular butter, but make sure it’s grass-fed.
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stovetop/By Hand
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 288
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.9g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg