Chocolate Coconut Cookies

I will be the first to tell you that I am not a baker. I think that gene skipped me. As much as I love to cook, baking is a completely separate demon that often leaves me in a state of frustration. Either way, on occasion, I do get an itch that only baking can scratch. This is what I threw together using what was in my cupboard.

Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Wet ingredients
-1 can coconut milk
-1 nasty banana, mashed
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon each of vanilla and almond extract
-1/4 cup agave nectar (use more if your sweet tooth is having one of those days)

Dry ingredients
-1 3/4 tsp baking soda
-1 1/4 c. dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
-4 1/4 c. almond meal
-1/4 c +2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet (or 2) with parchment paper.

In one bowl, mix all your wet ingredients together. In another bowl, mix all your dry ingredients together.


Slowly add dry ingredients into wet. Mix well.


Once your dough is mixed, spoon mixture onto prepared cookie sheets.


Bake for 8-12 minutes. Cookies will be very moist and cakey. I haven’t tried it, but it would probably work well as muffins. Top with coconut cream if you wish.


Yes, they might look like poo, but they don’t taste like it!




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My name is Ali. I love food and cooking, but I am also incredibly busy. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Doctoral Candidate in the History Department at USC. Follow me if you'd like some of my paleo culinary creations! All recipes property of Alicia Gutierrez-Romine

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