Coconut & Raisin Cookies
These Paleo Coconut and Raisin Cookies are soft in the middle, chewy on the edges and so so tasty! They are my absolute favourite grain free cookies and are so easy to make! They are Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal.
In my opinion raisin cookies get a bad rap, they are like the kid in gym class who always gets picked last when there is no one else left to choose. I will admit I never used to like them either, I mean why have raisin when you can have chocolate chip? But over time I have come to appreciate the delicious chewy texture and sweet flavour they add to any cookie.
After years of hard work and research (ie eating lots and lots of cookies) I consider myself quite the aficionado on the subject of grain free cookies and I can honestly say these are the best ones I have ever tasted. They are soft, slightly chewy and taste just as good freshly baked as they do after a few days on the counter or straight from the freezer. Even SA who is not a fan of raisins (and by not a fan I mean absolutely despises them) was caught with his hand in the cookie jar on more than one occasion. That being said, I’m sure these Paleo Coconut and Raisin Cookies would taste fantastic with chocolate chips so I may make half of the next batch with chocolate for SA and the other half with raisins for me.
Which brings me to the downside of this recipe; these cookies are incredibly fast and easy to make (under 20 minutes!), which poses a major problem for anyone, who like myself suffers from a serious sweet tooth and lack of self-control around a fresh batch of cookies.
Here are a few other cookie recipes that you might enjoy:
- Tahini & Honey Cookies
- Hazelnut Butter Cookies
- Chai Spiced Cookies
- Dried Cherry & Macadamia Cookies
- Lemon & Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!
Coconut & Raisin Cookies
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil or butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
- 2/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup raisins or chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
- In a mixing bowl combine the egg, butter, honey and vanilla extract and beat well until the mixture becomes light and frothy
- Add in the almond flour, baking soda and shredded coconut and stir to combine then add in raisins
- Form the dough into balls approx 1 inch in size and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Press on the dough to flatten each ball
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden
- Remove from the oven and serve. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. Enjoy!
These cookies look amazing! I am going to try making this weekend for my kids.
really impressive! great photos, I def must try this.
Thanks! Let me know if you make them, would love to hear what you think.
You are a genius! These are insanely good, you would never guess they are dairy and grain free! I’ve tried a lot of paleo cookies and these are the best i’ve tasted.
Thanks for a great recipe! I replaced the honey with 2 tbsp Yucan syrup and 5 Vanilla stevia drops and the raisins with 3 tbsp Carob chips since I’m on anti candida diet. It worked very well and they are very tasty (I guess they are less sweet than original recipe).
Hi Malin, I am so happy the recipe worked well with the modifications. These cookies aren’t overly sweet to begin with and from what I’ve read Yucan syrup is about 60-75% as sweet as honey so next time it might be worth adding an extra tbsp of Yucan syrup if you prefer them a touch sweeter. Happy to hear you liked them!
Delicious recipe! Wonderful texture and super quick to throw together. I added a 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp. of allspice to make them kind of like oatmeal cookies, which I dearly miss. Thank you!
Just put my second batch of these in the oven. I made the first batch 2 days ago, they were so good they all disappeared in less then a day!
Oatmeal raisin cookies were always my favorite as a child. I miss oatmeal in general so much now! I’ll have to try these!
I agree, I have always thought that oatmeal raisin cookies were so under-appreciated! This is my absolute favourite grain free cookie recipe and I think you will find it makes a great substitute for Oatmeal & Raisin. I hope you enjoy!
Just baked for quick bfast, really nice flavor ( I added about a half a teaspoon of salt). Was soft and chewy but not crumbly once they cooled, which Ive had a hard time with paleo cookies before
I’m so happy you liked them! This is my favourite paleo cookie recipe, you can play around with flavouring, adding in nuts or dried fruit as well.
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Not sure if I missed it, but there are no liquids in this recipe… How does the mix hold together?
You are correct there is very little liquid in this recipe but it works! The egg acts as a binding agent and the melted coconut oil and runny honey provide enough moisture to hold everything together.
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Instead of raisins, I used dried unsweetened cherries and orange zest. Delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.
Ooohh unsweetened dried cherries are my absolute favourite dried fruit! That sounds like such a delicious addition to this recipe!
These are lovely I stored men n the freezer and loved the texture of them fresh from the freezer. Yum!
I am the exact same, I love cookies from the freezer! So good! 🙂
We loved this recipe!! I also loved hearing other variations and next time I want to try them with raisins AND chocolate chips!!Thank you for another fantastic recipe!
So happy to hear you enjoyed them! The flavour options are really endless! Let me know what other variations you make 😄
Hi, thank you so much for this recipe. I just made a batch. I used rice flour instead of Almond flour and put in a few chocolate chips too. They are delicious. Next time I’m going to use craisins and white chocolate. Can’t wait 😁
Yea!! So great to know that they turned out well with rice flour instead of almond!
The best . I make these once a week . One batch with chocolate chips and one batch with raisins .
Everyone loves these cookies and can’t believe there’s no grain flour or sugar . Thank you for the best cookies .
Super easy and taste great! I doubled the recipe and added cinnamon on the first try and they were great. I plan to try adding some citrus zest next time out. Really good though.
Ooh citrus is a great idea!
I made it with coconut flour and added more butter (just because dough wasn’t holding together) and cookies were ultra delicious!…..thanks a lot!
Thank you so much for this fool-proof recipe that I now also make for my 1 year old (cutting the honey down). I love that all your recipes can be made for the whole family – thank you. We love this one.
Tasty, not just left with a mouthful of ground nuts. The coconut gives a chewy macaroon texture and full of flavor. Never disappointed with your recipes.
just made them and they are sooo delicious 😋😋
Can applesauce be used instead of egg, as an egg replacement?
These are wonderful. Sure wish I knew about them for the year I had to be gluten free. I cut down on the honey and made them smaller so I could have three instead of one for the 180 calories. They are a great change from a coconut macaroon and a lot more protein, too. I might have to have some for breakfast in the morning 🙂