Satisfy your sweet tooth the healthy way, with this easy recipe for paleo vegan brownie no bake cookies! Made with just 4 ingredients, this quick and easy recipe is also keto, low carb and packed with protein!
Healthy No Bake Cookies
A keto recipe for no bake cookies has been on my agenda for AGES.
Growing up, no bake cookies were made on the regular, but unfortunately, always contained oatmeal. Now, I’m not someone who strays away from foods containing oats- In fact, one of my favorite no bake cookies are these chocolate oatmeal ones.
With the amount of recipe development and creation that happens in my kitchen, you’d be surprised that I never actually have a set snacking routine. I’ve become too reliant on reaching for any leftover recipe, without thinking much of it.
However, through self-experimentation, I’ve found healthy keto-friendly snacks to be the most satisfying.
This doesn’t stop when it comes to no bake cookies!
Making keto-friendly no bake cookies required to think outside the box. Instead of using oatmeal or a ground-up wheat-based flour, I wanted to use something low carb, high-fiber and with a good consistency.
Enter coconut flour.
IS COCONUT FLOUR OKAY ON A KETOGENIC DIET?
Coconut flour is one of the lowest carb flours available on the market. As it has a high-fiber count, it’s net carbs are very minimal. This makes it a fantastic ingredient to use in ketogenic recipes.
Coconut flour is easily my biggest lifesaver when it comes to making keto and low carb recipes.
CAN COCONUT FLOUR BE SUBSTITUTED?
I often get asked if coconut flour can be replaced with almond flour or whole wheat flour (if not following a strict keto or low carb diet).
Technically, coconut flour can be replaced with almond flour. However, this requires you to increase the liquid or ‘wet’ ingredients also included in the recipe(s).
For example, in this brownie no bake cookie recipe, you’ll need to add extra sticky sweetener and/or milk of choice for the cookies to form into a shapeable dough.
NOTE- If you don’t follow a paleo or keto diet, you can use gluten-free oat flour, and follow the same process as the almond flour.
EASY KETO NO BAKE BROWNIE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
You only need four ingredients to make these paleo vegan brownie no bake cookies-
- Coconut Flour
- Chocolate Spread of choice
- A sticky sweetener of choice
- Chocolate to melt over each cookie
As mentioned earlier, coconut flour is key for these no bake cookies, but alternatives can be used, provided you follow the instructions!
I generally use a homemade chocolate spread, but you can use any store-bought chocolate spread of choice. Just be wary of the ingredients and ensure it is suitable for your diet!
For the sticky sweetener of choice, I use a keto-friendly maple syrup. If you don’t follow a ketogenic diet, pure maple syrup, agave nectar or coconut syrup will work. Non-strict vegans can also use manuka, honey.
Finally, the icing on the cookie is the delicious chocolate coating. You can easily make your own homemade keto chocolate, otherwise, use store-bought keto friendly chocolate chips (these are also 100% sugar free and low carb).
If dietary restrictions are not an issue, any baking chocolate will work.
Whether you are after a healthy chocolate fix or a no bake cookie recipe without coconut, or a filling sugar-free snack, I know you’ll love this easy 4 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Brownie No Bake Cookies recipe!
Recommended ingredients to make healthy low carb keto brownie no bake cookies-
- Coconut Flour
- Keto-friendly sticky sweetener (Otherwise, pure maple syrup, agave nectar, or coconut syrup)
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
4 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Brownie No Bake Cookies (Keto, Low Carb)
- Line a large plate or tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your chocolate spread, sticky sweetener of choice and coconut flour. Mix until a smooth and thick batter remains.
- Using your hands, form small balls with the cookie dough. Place on the lined plate/tray and press into a small cookie shape. Refrigerate.
- Melt your chocolate chips of choice. Once melted, use two forks and dip each cookie in the melted chocolate until completely covered. Refrigerate until the chocolate coating has firmed up.