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36 Paleo Recipes Made with Coconut Flour – Impossible to Resist!

Louise Hendon | October 6

Paleo baking doesn’t have to be difficult! With the right ingredients – AND the right recipes you will end up with such tasty results, you won’t be missing your old favorites.

Coconut flour is one of the most common ingredients for all kinds of Paleo baked goods; both, sweet and savory.

It is very light and absorbent, so you may not want to use it as a substitute for other Paleo-friendly flours. Instead, you should look for recipes that were made with coconut flour in the first place, and you won’t be disappointed!

This list of Paleo recipes made with coconut flour includes all of my favorites. Your search for the best Paleo dinner rolls is over; I guarantee you’ll find them here.

If you fancy something on the sweeter side, you could try the coconut flour brownies. Or perhaps you’d rather go for chocolate cake or yummy pudding?

Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about coconut flour:
– It contains plenty of fiber, which is great for your digestion.
– Coconut flour absorbs moisture, so you should always store it in an air-tight container.
– You shouldn’t store coconut flour in the refrigerator. Instead, store it in your pantry or another dry place (room temperature).
– Because of its moisture absorbent quality, you often need to add more liquid or eggs when you’re baking with coconut flour.
– If you decide to try and tweak a standard recipe, you may only need about a third of the amount of regular flour the recipe calls for.
– Coconut flour could work as a substitute for breadcrumbs when you’re making meatloaf!

Don’t forget; coconut flour and shredded coconut are two different things! While you may be lucky and end up with something tasty, it’s best not to replace the flour with shredded coconut when you’re baking.

Here are just a few of the Paleo Recipes Made with Coconut Flour we’ve included:

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Paleo Breads with Coconut Flour

AIP Bread Rolls

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Bread Rolls

Ingredients: coconut oil, coconut flour, baking soda, Italian seasoning, salt, gelatin, hot water.

It can be so satisfying if you can serve your family a home-cooked meal, right down to the bread rolls! These little AIP and Paleo rolls are simple to make and are delicious on their own, but I like to serve these with a warming bowl of homemade soup. This recipe gives you two rolls, but it is quite easy to double up the ingredients to make a larger batch if you are entertaining.

Sesame Keto Buns

– The Nourished Caveman

Sesame Keto Buns

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: coconut flour, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, psyllium powder, hot water, celtic sea salt, baking powder (aluminum free!), egg whites.

I really found it difficult to avoid bread when I started on my diet journey, so that’s where recipes like this one came to my rescue! These little buns actually taste like good bread and can be served as a side with soups or stews or used as sandwich bread for lunches. This bread is suitable for nut and dairy free paleo people, and if you like a crunchy top you can let them cool in the oven to dry out.

Coconut Flour Psyllium Husk Bread

– Low Carb Yum

Coconut Flour Psyllium Husk Bread

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: whole psyllium husks, warm water, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, egg whites, eggs, olive oil, coconut oil.

Whether you are following the paleo lifestyle for dietary or health reasons, it can sometimes be difficult to find bread that fits with the eating plan. This gluten free loaf can be sliced and used for breakfast along with eggs, or used as a side for soups and stews. The texture is quite dense, so it holds together better than some paleo breads.

Pumpkin Bread

– Clean Eating with A Dirty Mind

Pumpkin Bread

Photo Credit: Vanessa from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt, pumpkin pie spice, ground cloves, coconut sugar, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, full-fat coconut milk, vanilla extract, eggs.

This pumpkin loaf has all the flavors of Fall from the pumpkin pie spice, cloves, and cinnamon, and would be a great bread to make for Halloween. You are not limited to making the bread into a loaf as it works just as well divided into muffin tins and cooked, then frosted with orange frosting. In our house, this goes so well served as a side with pumpkin soup on a chilly night.

Baked Carrot Banana Bread N’Oatmeal

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: carrots, full-fat coconut milk, yellow bananas, unsweetened shredded coconut, raisins, coconut flour, liquid honey, ground cinnamon, sea salt, baking soda.

If you really just need something filling and satisfying for breakfast, but are fed up with eggs and bacon, this delicious n’oatmeal dish is worth a try. It has all the sweetness of carrot and banana complemented by the cinnamon and this dish could set you up on a chilly morning and keep you going right through the morning. This is a Paleo recipe that is also gluten and dairy free.

Nut Free Paleo Blender Bread

– Feasting on Joy

Nut Free Paleo Blender Bread

Photo Credit: Feasting on Joy

Ingredients: eggs, palm shortening, coconut oil, coconut flour, tigernut flour, apple cider vinegar, cream of tartar, baking soda.

Please don’t get confused by the title of this recipe – it uses tigernut flour, but this is not from nuts as tigernuts are tubers. This tasty gluten free Paleo bread is suitable for serving as a side with soups as it has a light and fluffy texture, but it also holds its shape well when used for sandwiches, so it would be useful for breakfast or for packed lunches.

Paleo Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread

– Empowered Sustenance

Savory Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: eggs, coconut oil, Celtic sea salt, coconut flour, zucchini, fresh thyme, garlic powder, baking soda, apple cider vinegar.

Because coconut flour absorbs a lot more moisture than regular flour, the bread can sometimes be lacking moisture and springiness, so that is where adding zucchini can really help. It makes this loaf soft and spongy and goes really well with Italian foods. This is a grain free Paleo recipe that is adaptable, as you can use yellow squash instead of the zucchini.

Autoimmune Paleo Dinner Rolls

– The Curious Coconut

Autoimmune Paleo Dinner Rolls

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: tapioca starch, coconut flour, baking soda, ground salt, garlic powder, gelatin, filtered water, raw apple cider vinegar, olive oil.

Bread can be something that we struggle with on the Paleo diet, so wouldn’t it be lovely to make your own dinner rolls for your next dinner party and know that they are safe to eat? Your guests will also be impressed that you have gone to the trouble of making your own and these lovely rolls make the best partners for soups and stews.

Hummingbird Loaf

– Adventures in Partaking

Hummingbird Loaf

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: bananas, eggs, honey, coconut oil, carrots, pineapple, vanilla extract, coconut flour, unsweetened shredded coconut, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, cloves, pineapple juice (or water).

Having never heard of hummingbird loaf, I was fascinated to try this great recipe for dessert and I was delighted with the results. The taste is tropical and fruity and the dense texture of the loaf goes really well when served with fresh pineapple slices. There is a natural sweetness from the carrots and fruit so there is no need to add in any extra sweetening agent, so this is a grain and sugar free recipe.

Paleo Breakfasts Made with Coconut Flour

Paleo Coconut Pancakes

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Coconut Pancakes

Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, coconut milk, vanilla extract, baking soda, coconut oil.

The pancakes in this recipe are designed to be eaten for breakfast, but would be a great Paleo snack for hungry kids after school too. The batter will be quite thick, but this is how it is meant to be, so don’t try to spread them out too much. The sweetener is optional, but if you are adding in the vanilla you may find them sweet enough already.

AIP Coconut Cassava Pancakes

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Coconut Cassava Pancakes

Ingredients: gelatin, boiling hot water, coconut flour, cassava flour, cinnamon, coconut milk, honey, coconut oil, berries.

Although this is a grain free recipe, the pancakes are full of flavor and would make a delicious breakfast or even a tasty dessert served with fresh berries and drizzled with honey! Cassava flour goods can be quite filling, so you will find you don’t need many of these for a satisfying meal. Instead of cinnamon, I like to use a little vanilla extract instead.

AIP Waffles

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Waffles

Ingredients: gelatin, water, cassava flour, coconut flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, coconut oil, honey, blueberries.

If you thought that cooking for AIP was going to mean you had to miss out on things like waffles, then think again! This recipe uses gelatin to give the waffles their soft and spongy texture, and they can form a great base for maple syrup and fresh berries for a delicious dessert or a super-easy breakfast. These are family-friendly and go down really well with the kids!

Coconut Flour Biscuits

– A Girl Worth Saving

Coconut Flour Biscuits

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, sea salt. honey, apple cider vinegar, water, coconut oil, baking soda.

If you are used to serving biscuits with stews to soak up the gravy, you will find these are a great Paleo replacement, even though they are not quite like the ones Momma made! These are a fantastic low carb alternative that are also gluten free, so would be safe to serve to people with gluten intolerances.

Plantain Pancakes with Mixed Berry Sauce

– Meatified

Plantain Pancakes with Mixed Berry Sauce

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: plantain, egg, coconut milk, coconut flour, arrowroot powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, coconut oil, Mixed Berry Chia Jam (mixed berries, lemon juice, chia seeds, vanilla extract), maple syrup.

Like all treats on AIP and Paleo eating plans, these delicious pancakes are not designed to be eaten every day, but make a fantastic treat now and again to brighten your day! The sauce is made with chia seed jam, and works really well to add a contrast of flavor and texture and also to give this dish a lovely splash of color. These pancakes are grain free and can be sugar free if you omit the maple syrup.

Blueberry Paleo Pancakes

– Ditch the Carbs

Blueberry Paleo Pancakes

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: eggs, coconut cream, vanilla, baking powder, coconut flour, granulated sweetener of choice (omit), salt, blueberries.

Don’t you just love how blueberries in a pancake or muffin add those little bursts of flavor when you bite in! They are rich in vitamins and so good for us and tend to be a good way to encourage the children to eat well. These pancakes make the perfect breakfast, or could be packed in a lunchbox. If you want to add to the flavor you could sprinkle in some cinnamon or nutmeg, and other berries would work here too.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

– It’s All About AIP

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: coconut milk, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut oil, alcohol free vanilla extract, coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, salt, water for gelatin egg, gelatin red can, fresh blueberries.

There is something wonderful about blueberries in muffins, creating little bursts of juice and flavor when you bite in. The lemon gives these AIP treats a lovely citrusy note but is not overpowering, and these muffins would be great for a brunch or when friends drop in. They can be frozen and defrosted when you need them, so you always have a snack on hand.

Breakfast Pancake Burrito

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Breakfast Pancake Burrito

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: coconut flour, walnut meal, gluten free baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, smoked paprika, eggs, maple syrup, sea salt, ghee, pork sausage.

If you find that now you are eating the paleo way you are missing the bread that we traditionally serve at breakfast time, you can replace it with a pancake burrito to give the same satisfaction. This is a simple recipe and the pancakes make the perfect wraps for your eggs and bacon or sausage. Because the pancakes take just a few minutes to cook, this recipe can be made each day as you need them.

Blender Banana Muffins

– Cook Eat Paleo

Blender Banana Muffins

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: eggs, bananas, coconut flour, baking soda, coconut oil, sea salt.

This would be the perfect recipe for busy Moms first thing in the morning! There are only a few ingredients and the muffins take less than half an hour to cook. Banana muffins are a good way to get the family off to a good start in the morning and can be a good way to encourage picky eaters to have breakfast. This recipe is gluten and dairy free and perfect for Paleo!

Paleo Cookies Made with Coconut Flour

Lemon Coconut Cookies

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Lemon Coconut Cookies

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened coconut flakes, lemon juice, lemon zest, sea salt, ghee, vanilla, baking soda, raw honey, egg.

No matter what eating plan I have followed, I can’t get away from my love of all things lemon! So here is a great recipe for lemon cookies that will fill your need for citrus! You will find it easier to shape the cookies of you cover the dough with parchment and press the shapes down with a weight, then bake and enjoy these grain free delights.

Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

– Grazed & Enthused

Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: EPIC lard, coconut oil, liquid honey, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, Vital Proteins Collagen (do not use gelatin), baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, dark chocolate chips, flaked sea salt (for sprinkling).

The first thing that impressed me about the cookies in this recipe is that they actually look exactly like the ones we used to eat before Paleo came along! These are also great if you have someone in the family who can’t have eggs, as this is a grain and egg free Paleo cookie recipe. Sprinkle the cookies with sea salt for a wonderful salt and chocolate hit!

AIP Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies

– Fed and Fulfilled

AIP Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: palm shortening, coconut sugar, raw honey, carob powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, gelatin “egg” (1 tablespoon gelatin powder + 4 tablespoons water), apple cider vinegar, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, coconut butter, peppermint oil.

Let’s face it – as kids we all got to ‘help’ with baking, even if it was only to lick out the bowl! So here is the perfect AIP sweet treat recipe that you can use to get your kids or grandkids involved. Rich, chocolatey cookies with a thumbprint dip in the top, filled with a sweet peppermint frosting – the perfect Christmas treat to make for friends and neighbours!

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

– Empowered Sustenance

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs, pumpkin puree, raw honey or pure maple syrup, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, unrefined salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, organic raisins, coconut butter, coconut milk.

Here is another recipe for sweet treats that you can make for the holidays. These are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, giving them the flavors of Christmas or Halloween, but without the grains and sugars we normally associate with holiday treats. If you want to make a larger batch, these cookies freeze really well before frosting, then you can ice them as you need them.

Sweet Potato, Coconut and Vanilla Cookies

– Healing Family Eats

Sweet Potato, Coconut and Vanilla Cookies

Photo Credit: Healing Family Eats

Ingredients: sweet potato puree, organic palm shortening, coconut nectar, sea salt, coconut flour, baking soda, vanilla powder, shredded coconut.

Cookies have become a favorite in our house and I am even applauded when I find healthy cookies we can all enjoy! These AIP-compliant treats are crunchy on the outside, especially if you leave them to cool, but they are slightly chewy in the middle as all good cookies should be! Once they are cooked, these great cookies can be frozen, so these would be great to batch-cook for the holidays.

Coconut Flour Thumbprint Cookie

– AIP Sisterhood

Ingredients: coconut flour, coconut oil, honey, salt, Honey Sweetened Strawberry Jam.

These AIP cookies are quick and easy to make and only involve a few ingredients, so they would be perfect for larger families or those of us on a tight budget. This would be a great project to work on with the kids on a rainy day when they are bored! Once the cookies are baked, be careful to cool them well before serving as the jam, like any fruit, holds the heat for a while after you take them out of the oven.

Orange Blossom Cookies

– The Curious Coconut

Orange Blossom Cookies

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, orange, organic vanilla extract, aluminum-free baking soda, sea salt, honey, fresh orange juice.

Don’t you just love the look of homemade cookies? It doesn’t matter if they are not uniform in shape – rustic tastes great too! These lovely Paleo cookies are gently flavored with orange zest, but if you like a good citrus hit you could use lemon zest as well. This is an egg free recipe, perfect for anyone with egg intolerance, and if you want to change the flavor a bit you can add in some dark chocolate chips for a chocolate orange taste.

Bacon Date Cookies

– Adventures in Partaking

Bacon Date Cookies

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: bananas, baking soda, sea salt, coconut flour, maple syrup, vanilla flavoring (alcohol free), bacon fat (or fat of choice- coconut oil), dates, crumbled bacon pieces.

I have often wondered what it is about bacon that makes it go with just about anything! In these AIP-friendly cookies, it is paired with maple syrup, banana and dates and gives the cookies that umami hit to complement the sweetness. Because of the slow release of energy from the fruit, these would be perfect for breakfast and will keep you going through the morning.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Coconut Cashew Cookies

– Beauty and the Foodie

Paleo Chocolate Chip Coconut Cashew Cookies

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: cashew meal or flour, coconut flour, egg, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut sugar, baking soda, Enjoy life chocolate chips.

If you are watching the carbs for health reasons or for weight loss, you will love these low carb cookies! They are grain and gluten free and suitable for Paleo and vegetarian diets. This recipe also lists omissions to make the cookies dairy free so these would be safe for most people to enjoy.

Other Paleo Desserts Made with Coconut Flour

Coconut and Banana AIP “Chocolate” Brownies

– Healing Autoimmune

Coconut and Banana AIP “Chocolate” Brownies

Ingredients: coconut oil, gelatin powder, water, coconut flour, carob powder, over-ripe bananas, coconut cream.

Traditional brownie recipes usually use eggs to bind the mixture together, but here you use bananas instead, making this a great AIP brownie for anyone with egg intolerance. The bananas should be over-ripe, so this recipe is a great way to use up leftover bananas that are past their best. Be careful to treat these brownies as an occasional treat because there is still sugar in the fruit.

Coconut Flour Brownies

– A Girl Worth Saving

Coconut Flour Brownies

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: coffee, cacao powder, vanilla extract, coconut oil, honey, baking powder, baking soda, applesauce, coconut flour, eggs, dark chocolate chips.

As my sister suffers from coeliac disease, I know just how difficult it can be to find gluten-free desserts she can enjoy, but that is where brownies can be the answer! This is another great recipe for gluten-free brownies the whole family will love! These ones also have a subtle coffee flavor to complement the chocolate, and can be served as they are or topped with some coconut cream for a touch of decadence!

Coconut-Raspberry “Cheesecake”

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: dates, coconut oil, coconut flour, unsweetened coconut flakes, salt, raw honey, coconut concentrate, fresh/frozen raspberries, tapioca starch, vanilla extract.

Although this recipe is for an amazingly rich and filling cheesecake, this is a dairy and refined sugar free dish and would be perfect for an AIP celebration meal! The raspberries give the topping a vivid color and the creamy texture is absolutely fantastic. The base has a coconut flavor which goes really well with the fruit and obviously it’s up to you how you decorate it to make it look as good as it tastes!

Paleo Baby Birthday Cake

– Grazed & Enthused

Paleo Baby Birthday Cake

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: sweet potato, coconut flour, beef tallow, baking soda, ground cinnamon, chia egg or gelatin egg, lemon juice, avocado, coconut milk or cream, carob powder, coconut oil.

When you have a first birthday in the family, it seems unfair not to make a gooey, messy cake that baby can enjoy squishing! Who doesn’t have that photo! But with this recipe you don’t have to worry about the ingredients – this is dairy, gluten and sugar free but satisfyingly squishable! This cake is baby-friendly but suitable for the bigger kids in the family too!

Paleo Gingersnap Mini Donuts

– Feasting on Joy

Paleo Gingersnap Mini Donuts

Photo Credit: Feasting on Joy

Ingredients: eggs, apple cider vinegar, blackstrap unsulphured molasses, coconut oil, coconut milk, raw honey, ground ginger, ground cloves, cinnamon, baking soda, coconut flour, cassava flour, coconut sugar (for dipping donuts).

These mini Paleo donuts are just begging to be dipped or dunked and then eaten along with a nice cup of tea or coffee! The ginger flavor comes through well but I always add a bit more as my family are real ginger fans. I like to provide a couple of dipping options so people can choose their favorite, but ginger and lime go hand-in-hand so I usually make a lime dipping sauce as one of the choices.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Mousse Cups

– Fed and Fulfilled

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Mousse Cups

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: pumpkin, full-fat coconut milk, raw honey, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, sea salt, grass-fed gelatin, shredded unsweetened coconut, coconut flour, coconut oil, medjool dates.

If you are having a party for Halloween and want a dessert you can make ahead of time, but one that is going to fit with the Paleo plan, then these delicious creamy desserts would be ideal. You have soft and luxurious mousse packed with pumpkin pie spices and topped with a tasty crumble to offset the texture. This recipe is grain, egg and nut free and would be safe enough for a kid’s party.

Sticky Ginger Pudding

– Healing Family Eats

Sticky Ginger Pudding

Photo Credit: Healing Family Eats

Ingredients: bananas, shortening, honey, fresh ginger, ground ginger, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, gelatin egg (gelatin, lemon juice, boiled water).

Growing up we were treated to sponge puddings in the winter, usually flavored with ginger or treacle, but nowadays we know better, don’t we! So if you still remember that sticky goodness smothered in cream you are in for a treat! This is a paleo version that is sticky, rich and has the heat of fresh ginger to give you a warming and satisfying dessert. Serve this with Paleo ice cream for an impressive dessert for friends.

Carob Coconut Bars

– AIP Sisterhood

Ingredients: coconut flour, arrowroot flour, coconut oil, honey, water, carob powder, full-fat coconut milk, sea salt, unsweetened shredded coconut.

Chocolate flavors and coconut go hand in hand, especially when it comes to sweets and desserts, so these pretty bars could be a lovely treat for your next holiday meal. This is a shortbread base with a chocolate topping that stores really well in the refrigerator, and although the recipe is gluten and dairy free, it will be enjoyed by even your non-Paleo friends!

Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake

– My Heart Beets

Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: coconut flour, cacao powder, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, coconut milk, maple syrup, avocado oil, eggs, chocolate chips.

If you have food allergies or intolerances, desserts might be a bit of a challenge, so why not try this delicious chocolate cake! No, seriously, it is dairy, grain, and nut free but tastes amazing! No need for you to miss out just because your body doesn’t work the way other people’s do! This cake can be made into individual muffins too and served with ice cream for a special occasion dinner.