Gluten Free Coconut Goodies: Recipes!

I decided to order a few gluten free ingredients to attempt some baking…
With the sweet tooth that lives inside of me, I know I need to be weary of sugary goodness on a regular basis – Portland donuts don’t count 😉 – and focus on eating cleaner so that I can train better & smarter!

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients (Dry)
2 tablespoons of rice flour
1 1/3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup natural cane sugar
Ingredients (Wet)
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
Pre-Heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. Stir in beaten egg whites and extract. Heap onto buttered/nonstick cookie baking sheet in rounded portions (about the size of a scoop of ice cream.) Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before eating.

Gluten Free Coconut Flax Cookies

Ingredients (Dry)
1/2 cup coconut flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt (I used pink natural Himalayan salt)
1/2 cup natural cane sugar
1/2 tbsp ground flax seed
Ingredients (Wet)
1/2 cup butter (I used light Smart balance)
2 large eggs/1 egg white
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. Beat butter and sugar together and then blend in eggs/egg whites and extract. Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Heap onto buttered/nonstick cookie baking sheet in rounded portions (about the size of a scoop of ice cream.) Once all scoops are done, use a fork to flatten each cookie a bit. Bake for 18 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown. Cool before eating.*******

You can change up the flour you use (I have almond, rice, and coconut) and tinker around to figure out what types of goodies you’d like to make but it’s super easy! I found that with GF baking, you really can’t mess up as long as you keep the baking temp low especially 😉

OH and I did a Guest Post over at MIZFITONLINE.COM about Keeping Balance in Life! Check it out HERE 🙂


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HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    July 12, 2013, 12:57 pm

    Awesome!! I have posted about a no bake coconut macaroon, but they were in NO WAY healthy 😉 I need to pick up some of the rice/almond/coconut flour. It’s time for a TJ’s trip by the way!

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    July 12, 2013, 1:06 pm

    Look delish!!!!! Great idea!

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    July 12, 2013, 1:21 pm

    I have a horrible sweet tooth and even more so lately! I was planning to do a sugar detox this week but it didn’t go so well 🙁 Summertime is so hard for me! I’m thinking I need others to hold me accountable so I might start a week long sugar detox in a few weeks on my blog. Maybe include some prizes as well 🙂

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    July 12, 2013, 1:52 pm

    What is your fav gluten free flour? I’m in the market for some. Is there that big of a difference between them?

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      July 12, 2013, 8:45 pm

      I love almond and coconut together! They are all just derived from various foods so depends on the flavor you’re looking for

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    July 12, 2013, 3:24 pm

    Oooo, those look super easy to make! During cooking and baking, I’ll use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and applesauce instead of butter.

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    July 12, 2013, 3:27 pm

    Looks yummy Kat!

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    July 12, 2013, 3:56 pm

    I don’t have a huge sweet tooth thankfully so I have always been fortunate in the regard. But I do love baking and have been considering switching up the flour I use. The problem is I have so much regular “not healthy” flour that I want to use up first. It is going to be a sloowwww transition. Or that just means I have to start baking A LOT more. Muffins every morning for breakfast? Can I complain?!

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    July 12, 2013, 4:07 pm

    I love coconut macaroons.

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    July 12, 2013, 4:24 pm

    I LOVE coconut!

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    July 12, 2013, 4:41 pm

    Those look really good!

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    July 12, 2013, 5:01 pm

    I think I could actually eat those and I’m not gluten free. YUMMY!

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    July 12, 2013, 8:37 pm

    Awesome! Pinning 🙂

    p.s. Loved that post over at Miz’s place!

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    July 12, 2013, 9:30 pm

    Yum! I love coconut and I can eat all these ingredients 🙂

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    July 13, 2013, 12:28 am

    You’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts… Dee-Ta-Leee-Dee! 😉

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    July 13, 2013, 2:28 am

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t have rice flour or sugar in the house – can I use coconut flour in the first one & something else for sugar? Where is the flax in the 2nd one – am I missing something – I am tired! 😉

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      July 13, 2013, 11:10 pm

      haha thanks for the catch Jody I fixed it! I think you can use coconut flour in the first recipe but haven’t tried it!

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    July 13, 2013, 7:35 pm

    MMM looks good! Thinking I am going to try some, wonder what would happen if some Enjoy Life Chocolate chips made their way in too???

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    July 14, 2013, 12:56 am

    Those both look delicious- and I am a HUGE coconut fan!!

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