SCD Legal Coconut Cookies on a plate with milk

Dessert…it is hard to live without! Those following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) or other restrictive eating plans, often feel deprived of this simple pleasure. Well, you’re in luck if you stumbled upon this recipe. This SCD Legal Coconut Cookie literally tastes like a delicious cinnamon donut, but is 100% SCD-legal and takes about 15-minutes to make from scratch.

Combine all of the ingredients and bake it at 350 degrees F for 10-minutes. That’s it! You’ll have these soft, mouth-watering cookies as a healthy dessert option throughout the week. And, even if you are not on the SCD I can guarantee you’ll still enjoy these cookies. 

Feel free to top the cookies with added flavors like almond or sunflower seed butter, extra cinnamon, or even some homemade fruit jam. 


This recipe complies with the following diets: 

  • Paleo – Yes
  • SCD – Yes
  • Low FODMAP – Yes, but replace the honey with maple syrup. 
  • Grain Free – Yes 
  • Gluten Free – Yes
  • Dairy Free – Yes
  • SIBO- Specific Diet – Yes (using alfalfa, cotton, clover, or raspberry honey)
  • Keto – Yes, as each cookie has 5g of net carb


This recipe makes 16 cookies.

Each cookie includes: 65 calories, 6 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 4 g fat, 1 g fiber. 

SCD Legal Coconut Cookies
Yields 16
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  1. 1/3 cup coconut flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 cup honey
  6. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  7. 2 eggs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: eggs, coconut oil, and honey.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Place golf ball size cookies onto the baking sheet. Be sure to allow at least 1-inch of space as the cookies spread out during baking. Bake for 10-minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 5-minutes.
  1. *Top the cookies with additional flavors like extra cinnamon and butter, nut/seed butter or homemade fruit jam.
Nutrition by Erin