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15 Easy Coconut Sugar Recipes and Desserts

From cookies to cakes, these easy coconut sugar recipes are to die for.

They’re rich, sweet, and wonderfully flavorful.

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Despite claims to the contrary, coconut sugar is no more or less healthy than regular white sugar in terms of nutrient and calorie contents.

It’s true that it contains some nutrients, but it’s a small (very trace) amount that won’t make any difference to your daily intake.

That said, it does have a lovely caramel taste, which is ideal in baked goods.

So while these coconut sugar recipes are no more healthy than any other cookie or cake, they’re still super delish and well worth the bake!

15 Best Ways To Bake With Coconut Sugar

1. Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything more satisfying than a warm, homemade chocolate chip cookie?

These fantastic treats are hard to beat. They just melt in your mouth.

And the most amazing part about these cookies is that they’re entirely vegan!

Instead of butter, you’ll use melted coconut oil, which pairs so well with the coconut sugar.

Pro tip: Chill your cookie dough in the freezer or refrigerator before baking.

That way, the coconut oil has a chance to solidify, and the cookies won’t spread on the tray.

2. Coconut Sugar Cookies

If you’re anything like me, you love coconut-flavored everything. And these coconut sugar cookies are truly something special.

Coconut sugar brings so much more to the table than plain old white granules. It has the most beautiful molasses taste that’s just *chef’s kiss* 

Chewy, soft, and nutty, they’re best enjoyed warm with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Yum!

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3. Coconut Flour Banana Bread

This coconut flour banana bread is so moist and delicious, you won’t believe it’s dairy and gluten-free.

Coconut sugar adds a nice touch of sweetness. But if you want to go extra sweet without piling in more sugar, opt for the ripest bananas you can find.

The riper, the better! 

Because this recipe uses coconut flour – which is super absorbent – you’ll need a lot more eggs than you’re used to.

Not only does this add more structure, but it packs protein into every slice.

4. Quinoa Flour Cookies

Looking for a (sort of) guilt-free treat?

These quinoa flour cookies are just as delicious as any chocolate chip cookie. But they’re made with way healthier ingredients!

Quinoa flour adds a fantastic nutty flavor to every cookie. And the coconut sugar sweetens them up, so they’re downright irresistible. 

Packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients, these cookies make for a healthy(ish) sweet treat.

Dunk them into a cup of tea and enjoy!

5. Healthy Lemon Bars

These sweet and tangy lemon bars are mouthwateringly delicious. They’re also great for those on a diet as they’re gluten-free and paleo!

Refreshing and loaded with bright spring flavors, what’s not to love?

These lemon bars make for a fantastic mid-day treat or dessert. But they’re also ideal for dessert.

Serve with fresh raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

6. Healthy Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Wondering what to pair with your morning coffee? Try out this lemon blueberry coffee cake!

Topped with a crumble and glaze, it’s oh-so decadent. And the coconut sugar in the crumble adds a wonderful crunch and sweetness to every bite.

Start your day on a sweet note or grab a tasty snack in the afternoon. Either way, this cake needs to become your new go-to treat.

7. Easy Baked Cheesecake (Vegan + GF)

There’s just something about an indulgent slice of cheesecake. I just can’t say no!

One taste of this easy baked cheesecake, and you won’t be able to either!

Not only is it creamy and sweet with a delicious crunchy base, but it’s also vegan and gluten-free. 

The filling calls for a mix of cashews, coconut cream, and vegan cream cheese. That’s topped on an almond-oat crust.

Need I say more? 

8. Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

We’ve already established that coconut sugar isn’t the healthy ‘miracle’ sweetener some are making it out to be.

So when you see “healthy” in these titles, it’s usually more about the other ingredients in the recipe.

And in this case, those ingredients create something dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and even corn syrup-free.

Maple syrup takes the place of corn syrup, achieving that same depth of flavor and richness without any crystallization.

Meanwhile, the coconut sugar brings a beautiful molasses undertone that’s sweet but not overly so.

This pie is still pretty high in calories – just like any other pecan pie. But it’s perfect for those with dietary restrictions.

9. Perfect Paleo Brownies

Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy sweet treats.

And these perfect paleo brownies are just as fudgy, chewy, and decadent as you want them to be. 

Not only are these awesome brownies paleo, but they’re also grain-free and dairy free.

Made using a combo of almond flour, coconut flour, and coconut sugar, they have chewy edges, a crunchy top, and soft, rich middle pieces.

Are these the perfect brownies? You’ll have to try them and let me know!

10. Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Cook up the wonderful flavors of fall with this healthy pumpkin bread. There’s no better way to welcome in the cooler months than a slice of this stuff!

This fabulous bread is loaded with pumpkin flavors and warm spices, and it pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee on a chilly autumn morning.

Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?

A cinnamon and coconut sugar topping is the final touch that makes this bread. It’s just not the same without it. 

11. Classic Cinnamon Rolls

Warm and sweet, these cinnamon rolls are just a touch healthier than your average.

That’s all down to the whole wheat flour and lower butter content.

And trust me, these rolls don’t taste any less delicious. They’re cinnamony, soft, and simply scrumptious. 

12. Coconut Sugar Banana Sheet Cake

One bite of this coconut sugar banana sheet cake, and you’ll just melt. Coconut sugar is bound to become a new pantry staple, for sure. 

The exotic, toasty flavor of the coconut sugar pairs so well with the banana. It’s almost like they were made for each other!

The final touch is the coconut sugar caramel frosting.

Not only is it smothered across the top, it’s also sandwiched between the two sponges. Just, yum

13. Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

On the hunt for an easy-to-make donut recipe? Give these cinnamon sugar donuts a go!

They’re cakey, fluffy, and surrounded by a sugary crunch.

The best part is, they only take 30 minutes to throw together. Donuts have never been simpler or tasted so good. 

Grab a cup of coffee and a few moist and sweet donuts. You can’t tell me there is a better afternoon snack.

14. Healthy Banana Muffins

There’s that word again…”healthy.” Please don’t devour a batch of these thinking they’re not loaded with sugar and calories!

Coconut sugar has almost the same calorie count as white, and olive oil (which is used here) actually has more than butter.

Really, the only thing that doesn’t have more calories than usual is the oat flour. And that’s a negligible difference.

That said, if you have ripe bananas hanging about, why not put them to good use?

These muffins are so light, fluffy, and sweet, you won’t care if they’re healthy or not (again, they’re not).

Dig in while they’re still warm with a pat of butter or a little peanut butter. Delish!

15. Coconut Flour Cupcakes

You’ll never guess the secret ingredient in these coconut flour cupcakes.

Spoiler alert: it’s zucchini!

Mixing in zucchini can replace the oil without affecting the sweet vanilla flavor.

Just blend it with the other wet ingredients, and nobody will even know it’s there.

It’s also a great hack to get picky eaters to eat more greens. They’ll never know, I swear!

Serve these sneaky cupcakes with a vegan ganache or any of your favorite frostings. They’re delicious either way.

15 Best Ways To Bake With Coconut Sugar

From crunchy cookies to spongey cakes, these easy coconut sugar recipes are to die for. They’re super rich, delightfully sweet, and wonderfully flavorful.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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