These chewy low carb pecan coconut cookies are easy to make with just a few ingredients. Flourless, dairy free and gluten free cookies too.
The texture of these pecan cookies improves the next day if you can wait! They will firm up but still have a sweet coconut chewy texture.
If you enjoy our pecan butter cookies and like coconut then you will enjoy these cookies too!
How to make pecan coconut cookies
With just a few low carb store ingredients, you can quickly make a batch of chewy cookies. All you need to make these is pecans, desiccated coconut, low carb sweetener, an egg, baking soda and vanilla.
The coconut must be dried desiccated coconut that is unsweetened. I tried with recipe with fresh coconut and it did not work.
For the low carb sweetener we used Besti monkfruit but a batch or two made with golden low carb sweetener were extra tasty!
Can these be made without a food processor
Processing the pecans and coconut in the food processor turns them into a nut and coconut butter which forms the cookie dough. However, if you don't have a food processor these low carb pecan coconut cookies can be made by using store bought pecan and coconut butters. Check the labels for sugar though.
Can you make these cookies vegan?
You can leave out the egg to make them vegan and they still yield a nice moist cookie.
Add different flavours to the cookie dough. Cinnamon is great and even a dash of orange rind would be tasty.
Serve the cookies with chopped pecans and coconut flakes on top for extra crunch and texture.
More low carb cookies to bake
Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
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This recipe was originally published in June 2014. The recipe has been tweaked and the photos and contented updated.
Pecan Coconut Cookies
- 1 cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
- 2 cups pecans
- ½ cup monkfruit or other low carb sweetener
- 1 medium egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
- Place the pecan nuts in a food processor and blitz until smooth. You may need to occasionally scrape the sides whilst doing this.
- Add the coconut and blitz until smooth.
- Add the egg, sweetener and vanilla and pulse until smooth.
- Use a small to medium cookie scooper and place a ball of the cookie dough on the baking tray. Repeat for all of the dough.
- OR take about a tablespoon amount of the cookie dough mixture and using your hands, mould into a cookie shape. Place on the baking tray.
- OR take about a tablespoon amount of the cookie dough mixture and using your hands, mold into a cookie shape. Place on the baking tray.
- Bake for 20 minutes until firm and golden.
- Allow to cool, then devour!
I need to know how much Carbs and Fat ?
Hi Sophia, I've updated the nutritional content on the recipe.
I love your recipes. They are so delicious and easy to make! I tried the cauliflower pizza, peanut butter chocolate cookies, pecan cookies.....so good!
Thanks Lina! So glad you enjoy them as much as my Chief Taster! Thanks for popping by!
Hi! I process them until they are smooth, like peanut butter. Perhaps turn your oven down to 180c? My oven is currently rubbish and I think I need to have it at a higher heat than is really needed. Awwh, so sweet of you am delighted you like the recipes!
Thank you - I will give them another go soon. Have you ever considered publishing a book? There is a lot more interest in the UK in low carb eating and indeed Annie Bell who has published numerous fabulous cookery books has just published a new low carb cookery book. I used Rose Elliott's low carb vegetarian cookery book first of all but your recipes are a lot more adventurous, tasty and reliable plus my non-vegetarian husband enjoys them too (especially the bread rolls!). Put me down for a copy if you ever write one! Best wishes Nicky
Hi Nicky! Awwwh, shucks and thanks for your kind words. I also love Rose Elliott!! Just wish she would do more books. Spookily enough, many years ago I used to work in publishing (in the finance department) so have a scary insight into how non-profitable books can be! If I ever do publish one, you are first on my list for a copy!! Am smiling away to myself, as your Chief Taster is the same as mine..(non-veggie but happy with a plate of veggies at times!). So glad you are enjoying the recipes and thanks for popping by xx
Thanks! Will check out your blog too!
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Oops! I accidentally posted twice because it told me that it didn't post (but it did) :/
Thanks! Hope you enjoy them and thanks for popping by!