Raise your hand if you or someone you know/ love/ you yourself is following a ketogenic diet! A ketogenic diet (often abbreviated as a “keto” diet) from my understanding, is a high fat, low carb diet that’s used in a variety of situations. Many people attempt to use the keto diet diet as a weight loss method. But, most of the people in my life who follow (or loosely follow) a keto diet, do so for health reasons. In some cases of diseases like Diabetes and Celiac disease, ketogenic diets can sometimes be helpful.
I’m here today to help all my keto friends out there to create some yummy food that fits their dietary needs but is ALSO vegan-friendly! I don’t personally follow a keto diet, but I want this blog to be an inclusive wormhole of yummy vegan food, so here we go. 🙂
These cookies use absolutely NO FLOUR (except almond flour, which is actually just ground almonds). The almond flour ads healthy fats and absorbs moisture without adding any gluten… score!
As for the coconut oil in this recipe: it helps out with a lot of the added fat that keto diets are after. If you’d like a subtle coco-nutty taste use virgin coconut oil, but if you don’t want any coconut to come through, use refined coconut oil (read more about refined vs virgin coconut oil).
I added crushed almonds to the tops of these cookies because I wanted some extra crunch and almond-y goodness. I especially love how chewy these get after they cool! I brought a plate over to my neighbor’s house (who happens to follow a paleo diet) and half of the plate was gone within the first five minutes of my visit with him! He was ecstatic to have something that fit into what fit his dietary preferences.
Regardless of if you’re keto, paleo, vegan, low-carb, or just in need of a darn good cookie recipe, you can’t go wrong with these bad boys!
If you recreate this recipe (or any recipe, for that matter), please be sure to share in the comments below or tag me on Instagram (@cookwithcourt). Seeing your recreations makes my day! Happy baking 🙂