Coffee flour is relatively new to the baking scene and is naturally gluten-free! If you love coffee, these gluten free coffee flour cookies are something you will LOVE.

Have you tried coffee flour? It can be tricky to find, but it is worth buying a bag if you can find it. Coffee flour is made from coffee fruit. (You may remember when Starbucks recently had its Cascara Latte, made from this coffee fruit.) Coffee flour is naturally gluten free!!

I was so intrigued by the idea of coffee flour. Hello! I love coffee. I knew I had to create something easy and delicious with this new, fun, healthy flour. Combining the coffee flour and coconut ended up being a great combination!

Another unusual flour that is naturally gluten free flour is banana flour. Have you seen it yet? Check out these delicious paleo banana flour waffles made with banana flour!

If you are a cookie-holic like we are, don’t forget to check out all of my popular gluten free cookie recipes on the blog!!

What is coffee flour?

You are probably wondering if coffee flour has caffeine. I wondered, too, if I could eat many of these cookies without getting a caffeine buzz. Coffee flour has as much caffeine as dark chocolate. (That being said, I would probably only eat a couple in one sitting.)

I was really surprised at how easy it was to use coffee flour. You use about three tablespoons, similar to using cocoa powder in a recipe. These cookies have the same texture as a regular cookie and have a delicious taste. Drop me a note below and let me know what you think!

If you can’t find coffee flour and want something with that delicious coffee flavor, you can make my Gluten Free Chocolate Espresso Cookies :-).

A stack of four coffee flour cookies.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

Is coffee flour healthy?

Coffee flour is high in fiber and full of potassium (13% more than a banana!) The coffee fruit retains its antioxidants and health benefits because it isn’t processed at a high heat like coffee beans. Coffee flour is also high in iron.

Where can you buy coffee flour?

You can buy coffee flour at Trader Joe’s, Amazon, and

Does coffee flour have caffeine?

Coffee flour has a little caffeine but much less than a cup of coffee.

How long will these cookies keep fresh?

These cookies will last up to 4 days in an air-tight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

How do you freeze these cookies?

Allow the cookies to completely cool, then gently place them into a freezer zip-style baggie. Freeze flat.

Gluten Free Coffee Flour Coconut Cookies

Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free coffee flour coconut cookies are full of healthy flour.
4.60 from 20 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 117 kcal


  • 1 cup shredded coconut Unsweetened
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 3 tablespoons coffee flour * see note
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted +1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients, including the shredded coconut. Whisk to blend.
  • In a small bowl, add wet ingredients. Whisk to blend.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough balls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until the cookies are done.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. You can buy coffee flour at Trader Joe’s, Amazon, and
  4. Use dairy-free butter to make these cookies dairy-free.
  5. These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 131mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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This post was updated from an older April 2017 post with more recipe details.

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  1. 4 stars
    These cookies taste good but really really really spread in the oven. I didn’t have gluten free one-to-one flour so I used half a cup of all purpose and half a cup of banana flour. I also think there is too much sugar in them. I may need to try again with gluten free flour or almond flour. I love coffee flour. It is very high in fiber.

    1. Sorry that they spread. You used flour I didn’t test so I am unable to help. I try to test multiple gluten free flour blends for people but there are dozens and banana flour is not one most people have on hand.

  2. Now here is an odd one. Usually I’m always asking people when they post gluten recipes if they have ever tried to prepare them gluten free. For once, I’m going it backwards. I’ve heard of coffee flour however I haven’t come across it yet. When I do I’ll probably try some of these for myself. To bake these for the rest of the people I bake for, who eat gluten, is simply substituting regular all-purpose flour for the gluten free flour be the only thing I need to do? Do you know anyone who has baked these with gluten? I know some REAL coffee lovers. It’s one reason this coffee flour may be something perfect for them. THAT I don’t want to change, I want to go after that coffee flavor. Any suggestions which we don’t normally do, gluten free TO gluten?

    1. I haven’t used regular flour in over 12 years so I don’t know how to advise on that. I am sure the proportions would be different because regular flour doesn’t contain the starches typical of gluten free blends.

  3. 4 stars
    I really want these cookies to work. Made them exactly as directed but they flattened. I am at 5000 ft. Any suggestions what I should change to make them rise properly.

  4. May I recommend you try Ella Bella Gluten Free AP flour? It’s the only flour I use, and it’s amazing for baked goods!

    1. Hi Meredith, I haven’t seen that gluten free flour blend in stores here. Glad to hear it works so well.

  5. I have never heard of this. I just had chocolate chip cookies with ground coffee this might be the solution too.

  6. 5 stars
    Coffee Flour?! I hadn’t heard of it yet – shows how behind I am when it comes to the baking scene! I’m sooo intrigued though, what an awesome sounding cookie. I can’t wait to try them, especially since my husband hates coffee everything (I know, I still don’t know how that’s possible), and so these cookies would be 100% for me! 😉

  7. Oh yes do I love my coffee! Naturally then, I am so excited about coffee flour! These cookies look delicious and are the perfect treat to go along with my cup of coffee! These will be a great recipe for first-time users to make using coffee flour!