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How to Make Easy Low-Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Coconut Cookies in Your Air Fryer

These cookies are surprisingly good for cookies that are "healthy." The cookies are just a bit crispy on the outsides and soft and moist in the insides. They are loaded with nutritious ingredients that make the cookies "worth eating." The cookies also taste like cookies, not like weird "health food." Rather than refined sugar, the cookies incorporate a little date paste (it's easy to make with a few pitted dates, not to worry) and orange juice for sweetness. Flax seed meal, Greek yogurt, and coconut flour provide protein to the cookies (as well as fiber via the flax seed meal and coconut flour). Oat flour helps bind the cookies together and gives them a nice texture. You can use sweetened or unsweetened coconut in the cookies, depending on your sweetness preference (and remember the sweetened coconut also has sugar in it). The cookies air fry in 10-15 minutes and make a nice treat alongside fresh fruit or a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!

How to Make Easy Low-Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Coconut Cookies in Your Air Fryer
How to Make Easy Low-Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Coconut Cookies in Your Air Fryer

Air Fryer Low-Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Coconut Cookies -- Makes 9 - 12


2 tablespoons of milled flax seeds

1/2 cup of water

1/4 cup of coconut flour

1/4 cup of orange juice

1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt (fat-free is fine)

2 tablespoons of canola oil

2 tablespoons of date puree/paste (cover 2-4 pitted dates with hot water--just enough

water to cover them--let them sit 5 minutes and mash the dates/water together)

1/4 teaspoon of coconut extract

1 teaspoon of grated orange zest

1/4 cup of oat flour (grind old fashioned or quick oats in a food processor or blender)

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1/8 teaspoon of salt

1/4 cup of shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)


In a large bowl mix together the flax seed meal, water, coconut flour, orange juice, Greek yogurt, canola oil, date puree, coconut extract, and orange zest. Let the mixture sit for about five minutes so everything can hydrate a little. Add the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and shredded coconut and mix them into the wet mixture until everything is well blended. Cut small pieces of baking parchment to fit your air fryer basket and drop small scoops (1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons) of the batter onto the parchment, leaving at least an inch and a half between the scoops. Use the back of a spoon or damp fingers to flatten out the scoops to about 1/2-inch thick rounds. Air fry the cookies at 320 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until quite toasty brown. Remove the cookies from the air fryer basket and let them cool on their parchment for at least five minutes. Repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter or refrigerate some of the batter to bake more cookies later.

How to Make Easy Low-Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Coconut Cookies in Your Air Fryer
How to Make Easy Low-Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Coconut Cookies in Your Air Fryer

How to Make Easy Low-Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Coconut Cookies in Your Air Fryer
How to Make Easy Low-Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Coconut Cookies in Your Air Fryer

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