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2 Ingredient Healthy Coconut Cookies (No Added Sugar, Flour, Butter, or Eggs)

These coconut cookies come out soft and chewy and only need 2 ingredients. There is no added sugar, flour, butter, or eggs in this recipe. The dough takes only a few minutes to prepare. These cookies make an easy sweet snack.
a stack of coconut cookies.

I like to snack on one or two of these in the afternoon when I’m craving something sweet. These cookies don’t have sugar added, but they are naturally sweetened with the fruit used to make the cookies.

Ingredients

  • Finely Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • Bananas

Finely shredded unsweetened coconut

The coconut acts as the flour for these cookies, which is why it needs to be finely shredded. It also provides a chewy texture for the cookies and adds some sweetness to the cookies. Do not substitute shredded coconut with coconut flour. They are not the same thing and coconut flour will not work as a substitute.

Banana

You’ll want to use a very ripe or overripe small banana, which is then pureed to a liquid consistency. The pureed banana provides the sweetness for the cookies and acts as a binding agent. It also give the cookies their soft texture. Banana can be substituted with some other fruit purees, like applesauce, but I found that bananas provide the best texture and most sweetness.

cookies lined up in a single layer.

Cookie Texture

The cookies have a soft texture. And while the cookies themselves are not chewy, the shredded coconut adds a chewy sensation to the cookies.
close-up shot of a stack of cookies.

More Easy Healthy Cookie Recipes

2 Ingredient Coconut Cookies

Servings: 9 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
These easy coconut cookies come out chewy and soft. They don't contain any flour, butter, eggs or added sugar!
4.89 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 small banana 102 grams without peel
  • 3/4 cup (52 grams) finely shredded coconut unsweetened

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree banana until it becomes a smooth liquid. Add in coconut and pulse just a few times to evenly mix the two ingredients. Be careful to not overmix. The coconut should still be in shreds, but just smaller. Your mixture should be thick.
  • Scoop 1 tbsp of dough and place onto cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing two inches apart. Use the back of a spoon to flatten each cookie into a circle that is 1/4 inch thick.
  • Bake cookies about 17-20 minutes or until edges turn brown and surface is no longer wet. Let cookies cool completely on baking sheet before removing. The bottom of the cookies do stick a little, so make sure to use a cookie spatula to remove cookies from sheet.

Notes

  • If you have questions regarding the ingredients or potential substitutions, please read the "Ingredients" section of the post where I discuss the ingredients and potential substitutions in detail.
  • Recipe measurements are in US cups.
  • I used Let's Do Organic shredded unsweetened coconut*
  • Make sure to use a good cookie spatula with a very thin edge to remove the cookies because the bottom of the cookies do stick a little.
  • Cookies can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
  • This recipe makes a small amount of cookies so feel free to double or triple the recipe, if needed.
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no extra charge to you).

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 59kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 2mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, NET CARBS: 3g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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67 comments on “2 Ingredient Healthy Coconut Cookies (No Added Sugar, Flour, Butter, or Eggs)”

  1. These are delicious, thanks for the recipe! Easy and turned out great.

  2. What do you think about add a little bit of dark chocolate chips with it ? ?

  3. Hello! Can i substitute dessicated coconut? Thanks!

    • We haven’t tried it – since it’s finely ground it may not hold the cookies together. Let us know how it works if you try it!

  4. We’re sorry you had trouble with the recipe – it sounds like maybe you had too much banana? If the batter is too liquidy the cookies won’t bake properly.

  5. I am glad I saw this article, this what I want! I’ll try to make it today and will let you know the result.

  6. Children love this!!! They can do it!!!

  7. I just read this oh so yummy recipe!!!!
    At the moment I don’t have any bananas, but I do have apple sauce. How much apple sauce would I use?

  8. How manyncookiesmdoes it make?

  9. ? MY GRAND KIDS, LOVETHEM,SO EASY TO PUT TOGETHER, SUITS ME PERFECT,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
    MILLION THANKS

  10. Thank you very much for sharing your two-ingredient cookie recipes that are worth trying.

  11. I Am Crazy For Coconut, Banana Us Also Good! I Will Definitely Be Making These Cookies, Can’t Hardly Wait! Thank You For This Recipe!

  12. I’m going to try them but substitute apple puree instead I enjoy your recipes I’m trying keto to try to loose weight

  13. Iwould like to try them I love coconut. ,I think it would a good recipe

  14. These were great.sweet enough and satisfied my afternoon craving.thanks for another way to use overripe bananas!!

  15. Thank you for sharing this recipe…I love coconut and will be making them tomorrow. I’ll let you know the results!

  16. Looking forward to making them. I love anything coconut. Love no sugar
    Keep the easy healthy recipes coming. Hopefully a cookbook will follow

  17. I have frozen bananas, will these work frozen or thawed?

    • frozen bananas can be a little tricky because they retain a lot of water. You would have to remove some of the moisture first before using them

  18. Can you add baking soda or powder to to make them a bit thicker? Or kinda rise some??

    • We haven’t tested the recipe with baking soda or powder, but we don’t think it will make the cookies thicker.

  19. Thank you. I love baking naturally and one of my new recipes for the family these holidays
    I’m grateful

  20. I added some cinnamon on top. My husband and I enjoyed them with cinnamon.

  21. Not bad! My kids weren’t fans, unfortunately, but then again they might not like the coconut texture. Obviously, the riper the banana, the sweeter it will be. I used some cooking spray on top of the parchment and they came off very easily.

  22. Shall I grease the pan when making the banana and coconut cookies

  23. Love this recipe, its really nice

  24. These were super fun for my 7-year-old to make! Easy and tasty with mimimal mess! Thanks for sharing this idea. ?

  25. I’m glad I saw this article. I sure will be trying this I love coconut and banana. Will let you know after I make it it sounds delicious and easy to make..

  26. Thank you. I am going to try your recipe.

  27. It is an amazing recipe. I made it for my family yesterday and my family love it a lot

  28. Hi –  I have Lupus and POTS. . And stomach issues.  These recipes are so easy and perfect for Me !!   I’m SoOo happy I seen this today ! 

    Thank You for Sharing ~ 

    Jennie lee 
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  29. Very nice and fast. Enjoyed them very much

  30. I just need some banana ? can’t wait

  31. Thank you for the recipe  it is healthy
    sweet without adding sugar 
    I like it so natural that’s what we needs for healt life

  32. The place I come from we have plenty of coconuts. Can i use fresh grated coconut instead.

  33. Love your quick and easy recipes which are my favorite kind. If I see a recipe that’s long and complicated (involving marinating or refrigerating overnight) then it’s not gonna happen in my kitchen. So please keep your easy-peasy recipes coming! Thanks so much.