Last updated February 25, 2020 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Lemon Coconut Cookies

Lemon coconut cookies with stevia

Eliminating sugar from your diet can be challenging, but natural sweeteners can help! Your body might be begging you for added sugars, but you can ease some of those cravings by using sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit extract.

These lemon-coconut cookies are full of antifungal coconut milk and shredded coconut. They are low in carbohydrates and will have very little impact on your blood sugar, even though they taste sweet.

These cookies are tasty little bites that can both satisfy you and help you heal. They have a delicious coconut and lemon flavor, with a sprinkle of sweetened coconut dust that seals the deal. A nice little bite when you are looking for something sweet, and your family will never even know they are sugar free.

You can use desserts and snacks like these to gradually reduce your sugar cravings and your dependence on added sugars. Over time, as your body gets used to a lower sugar diet, you will find yourself still craving sugary foods less and less.

4.15 from 338 votes
Lemon coconut cookies with stevia
Lemon Coconut Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 18 cookies
Author: Lisa Richards
Ingredients for Cookies
  • 1/4 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. powdered stevia
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup blanched almond meal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
Ingredients for Coconut Dust
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered stevia
Directions for Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together unsweetened coconut milk, vanilla, powdered stevia and lemon juice, set aside. In another medium sized bowl, add blanched almond meal, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, lemon zest and a pinch of salt, stir to combine. Pour liquid ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients, mix well.
  3. Scoop dough by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Place dough balls two inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten dough balls to about 1/2-inch thickness (the flat bottom of a measuring cup works great).
  4. Bake cookies about 15 minutes, remove from oven, then sprinkle with Sweetened Coconut Dust. Cool cookies before serving.
Directions for Sweetened Coconut Dust
  1. In the bowl of a food processor or a high speed blender, add 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut and 1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia. Pulse for 10 to 15 seconds or just until a fine powder is created (pulsing the mixture to long will create a paste).

When fighting Candida, look for recipes that will boost your digestion and overall health. Good examples are recipes that are gluten-free, low in carbs, and contain antifungal ingredients. You can find more than 100 low-carb, gluten-free recipes just like this in our Ultimate Candida Diet program, which I wrote with Dr Eric Wood.

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  1. Kris says:

    5 stars
    This looks wonderful! This site is really so helpful. Thank you for making such an amazing resource.

    I’m wondering if it’s possible to substitute coconut flour for the blanched almond meal?

  2. Rachel says:

    5 stars
    Can I used coconut flour instead of almond meal? Candida diet but no almond meal in the house. Thanks so much!

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