Coconut Honey Spelt Cookies | © 2015 | | © 2015 |

The title pretty much sums it up. These cookies are chewy, delicious and probably healthier than your typical cookie because of wholewheat spelt flour. They're made with honey and coconut oil so it's a refined sugar free and dairy free snack. Feel free to use maple syrup or golden syrup, instead of honey, and chia seed egg instead of egg, if you must go vegan.

Coconut Honey Spelt Cookies

adapted from Donna Hay
  • 100 g Coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 145 g Honey
  • 10 package NuNaturals white stevia powder
  • 60 g Applesauce
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Large egg
  • 280 g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Anise powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 50 g Raw sugar for rolling, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Place the coconut oil, honey, NuNaturals white stevia, applesauce, vanilla and egg in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 4–5 minutes or until thickened and pale.
  2. Add the wholegrain spelt flour, baking soda, and spices and beat until just combined. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls, then roll in the raw sugar and place on lightly greased large baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper, allowing room to spread.
  4. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until golden brown and slightly soft in the centre. For a crunchier biscuit, cook for an extra couple of minutes. Allow to cool slightly on trays before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


jasna varcakovic 16/3/15 05:47

Coconut oil is one of my latest favourites; love all aromatic spices in your cookies!

great-secret-of-life 16/3/15 07:16

so tempting and crispy Angie.. any suggestion for eggless version?

Rosa's Yummy Yums 16/3/15 09:10

Wonderful cookies! I love coconut oil...



faithy 16/3/15 09:29

these look healthy and delicious!

Medeja- CranberryJam 16/3/15 09:52

These cookies look crunchy and addictive :)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 16/3/15 11:15

Great cookies. Coconut oil is really trending now.

ann low 16/3/15 12:40

Sound so yummy and healthy. Going to get some coconut oil soon :)

Tania@ MyKitchen Stories 16/3/15 13:09

Oh these look great I could do with a couple for work.

Unknown 16/3/15 15:48

These cookies are very tempting Angie. I wish I could grab some. Yummy yummy :)

grace 16/3/15 16:14

i'm in love with coconut oil, but i haven't worked with stevia yet. if your cookies are any indication, it's a fine product! :)

Mijú 16/3/15 16:30

Que buen bocado que se ve.
Un saludito

Unknown 16/3/15 18:40

What is not to love about these cookies. All the ingredients are some of my fav, especially the coconut. Bookmarking it.

Cheri Savory Spoon 16/3/15 18:47

Hi Angie, these look so delicious, I bet they are very addicting.

fimere 16/3/15 20:15

ils ont l'air délicieux à croquer
bonne soirée

Evelyne CulturEatz 16/3/15 20:20

These are super adorable and love the touch of anise and cinnamon. Of course they are healthy, that is why you can have 3 in a row :-)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 16/3/15 21:30

These little treats sound wonderful, Angie, and so full of goodness. Healthy enough for an afternoon snack too!

Tessa 16/3/15 22:14

What lovely little cookies! Great photography as usual Angie!

The Yum List 16/3/15 22:30

Oh wow, I'd like some of these for morning tea!

Unknown 16/3/15 23:30

I'm in love with whole grain spelt flour, does such a great job in baking. Love coconut oil too. These cookies are wonderful, beautiful and healthy!

Unknown 17/3/15 00:27

I love coconut and honey! these look delicious Angie! :)

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 17/3/15 01:04

What a great looking healthy cookie! I love anything with honey - these look delicious!

Vicki Bensinger 17/3/15 02:48

These sound great! I love Donna Hay recipes.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 17/3/15 03:45

These cookies sound yummy. I always like healthy treats.

Gingi 17/3/15 04:20

These look so good!!! Yummm!!! Thanks for sharing!! <3 -

chow and chatter 17/3/15 04:23

would love these with afternoon tea

Juliana 17/3/15 05:00

These cookies look great that you use spelt...I yet have to try to bake with it...
Have a great week :)

Anonymous 17/3/15 12:36

Would love to look into your pantry, would be an education learning about all the ingredients you have.

Barbara 17/3/15 12:44

Those are adorable cookies, Angie. I like the anise and cinnamon in them!

Monica 17/3/15 14:19

I love how these look, almost like darker amaretti. And a chewy texture to boot? A winner!

Ana Regalado 17/3/15 14:22

I've seen more GF products here more and more , spelt flour is now readily available compare a year ago . Maybe someday , I'll take a plunge and buy some GF products and try to bake using it :D

Kelly 17/3/15 14:33

I love the coconut and honey combo in these cookies! They look delicious, Angie!

Alida 17/3/15 14:56

Mmm.. these cookies really look inviting. Fab combination with coconut, honey and spelt! Buonissimi Angie!

Pam 17/3/15 15:24

Yum! They look tasty.

Sue/the view from great island 17/3/15 17:10

You are the most creative cook I know, Angie!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 17/3/15 21:36

These almost look like little cakes or breads. So cute, and I bet that anise gives them a ton of flavor. Thanks, Angie!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 17/3/15 22:36

Anything that makes a cookies a little more healthy is a winner in my book. These look divine!

Nippon Nin 17/3/15 22:58

So very cute munchies! Beautiful photos! You're a awesome blogger!

Tricia Buice 18/3/15 01:05

These would be so great with a nice cup of tea or hot coffee. I am intrigued! They look so adorable and crispy on the outside - yummy!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 18/3/15 02:08

Deliciously sweet and addictive :D

Choc Chip Uru

Kitchen Belleicious 18/3/15 03:21

how delicious. the cookies look incredible and so moist yet with that perfectly crisp exterior

Nammi 18/3/15 03:46

In the old days people used coconut oil to cook, there was a time when everyone is going coconut has too much cholestrol so people are precautious taking coconut products. BUt have to say these little cookies are interesting. have to start hunting for a coconut oil to use in cooking although not sure about spelt flour :)

kitchen flavours 18/3/15 08:57

Lovely cookies, Angie! I have never tried baking with coconut oil before!

Joanne 18/3/15 12:20

A chewy coconutty cookie?! I'm in!

Marcela 18/3/15 15:44

Awesome idea! I love this kind of coconut cookies! Thanks for sharing!

Amy 19/3/15 01:02

I was craving for a little sweet treat but wasn't sure what to make. Thanks for this lovely idea.

Gloria Baker 19/3/15 02:15

Angie love these delicious and beauty cookies!!!

Julia | 19/3/15 06:28

Lovely cookies - so thick and crispy looking! Yum!

Eva Taylor 19/3/15 10:21

Sometimes I'm sure I left a comment and when I return to check, it's not there. I wonder if it has anything to do with how I'm signed in (this time it's with Google)
Anyway these spelt cookies look and sound delightful. I baked using spelt flour for the first time late last year for the Global Morning Show, I was surprised at how nutty the flavour was.

Amy (Savory Moments) 19/3/15 11:29

These are tasty little cookies, Angie!

Beth 19/3/15 11:34

These look like the healthiest cookies I've ever seen! Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown 19/3/15 16:19

Hello Angie, wonderful recipe! I have a friend who love crispy cookies, I think I'll surprise her with your healthy treat-))) Thank you for sharing.



FLAVZCORNER 19/3/15 20:27

Loved the cookies to the core!! Coconut & honey combination cannot go wrong.

Unknown 19/3/15 20:41

Wow, they look like yummy macaroons and sound wonderful!

Cathleen 19/3/15 22:30

Whoa... these cookies are gorgeous! I would love to try one!

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 20/3/15 00:52

Love the simplicity of these, Angie! They look so wholesome and fun to nibble on :)

Noob Cook 20/3/15 03:29

I'm sure the coconut oil impart a nice aroma. They look so lovely.

Unknown 20/3/15 18:14

These sound really interesting and I'm pretty sure I've got most of those ingredients already in my cupboard!

Brittaney @ Sips and Snacks 20/3/15 23:13

These sound delicious! Love the healthier ingredients!

Erica 21/3/15 00:39

These look so good, Angie! I the addition of coconut oil.

Betty 21/3/15 06:39

These look so good- healthy too! :)

Easyfoodsmith 21/3/15 12:39

Coconut cookies are always much loved in my house. Pinning these

Gourmet Getaways 21/3/15 18:54

Looks oh so good! Love the colour, texture and flavour combination!

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

ami@naivecookcooks 21/3/15 21:56

omg how crunchy are these cookies?!! Wish this was my lunch with a big cup of coffee!!

Koko 22/3/15 00:29

Oh god these look so yummy!!

Sharon D. 22/3/15 11:42

Ooo...these look yummy. I'd be munching non-stop! ^.^

Hema 24/3/15 18:03

Love the texture of these cookies and also such nice flavors..

Gloria Fernandes 24/3/15 19:18

these cookies look so crunchy and the coconut flavor..

Sandhya Hariharan 24/3/15 22:34

Wonderful cookies. I love the use of coconut oil ...

Emma | Fork and Good 25/3/15 15:45

These look amazing! Love all the flavours, what kind of texture do they come out like?

Angie's Recipes 25/3/15 20:24

@Emma | Fork and GoodThey have a slightly chewy texture and crunchy crust.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/3/15 01:50

I'm all for healthy cookies---just means less guilt when I go back for seconds!

Anonymous 26/3/15 19:33

My husband Peter Will love these tasty spelt honey cookies because there is anisseed in it.

Jean | 27/3/15 19:00

Angie, these look like a perfect little tea biscuit! Happen to have all ingredients on hand except stevia and anise powder, but I have good substitutes.

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 29/3/15 16:06

The surprise ingredient, applesauce! I could use some of these gorgeous little cookies with my cuppa, Angie!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 3/4/15 18:38

I'm making these ASAP! Loooove them

Unknown 5/4/15 11:25

I love this recipe and those cookies look so yummy! I would prefer though to leave out the stevia and add additional honey, how much honey should I use? Thank you very much!

Angie's Recipes 5/4/15 19:56

@Tawnya Leach-Uzelac 10 packages of white stevia powder is about 100 grams of sugar, you can replace it with same amount of sugar, but I will start with 50 grams first and check the consistency of dough before adding the rest. You might want to lower the baking temperature to 170C and watch your time carefully since they brown even faster with increased amount of honey.

My Inner Chick 6/4/15 15:28

I've seen coconut oil in the grocery isle, but had no idea what to do w/it!!
Now I do!

My Little Space 24/4/15 12:04

I bet these are delicious as it looks too !


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