Video/Recipe: Coconut Pecan Drop Cookies

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If you are following SCD or GAPS diet, you are not eating any grains or gluten. Consequently, oatmeal is not on the menu. But you don’t have to be deprived! Reminiscent of the chewy, rough texture and sweet flavor of an oatmeal raisin cookie — this recipe will rival the best oatmeal raisin cookie in town!

Coconut Pecan Drop Cookies


2 cups shredded coconut (or coconut left over from making coconut milk)

1 cup pecan butter (from 2 cups crispy pecans)

2 -3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup pureed dates



  • Soak the dates for about 1/2 hour before pureeing — this makes it easier to process
  • In a food processor, process the pecans with the coconut oil until it is a smooth nut butter
  • In a small mini processor, puree the dates
  • Add the honey, pureed dates and vanilla to the large processor and process
  • Add the shredded coconut and mix
  • The batter should be somewhat stiff
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • With a teaspoon drop the batter onto the cookie sheets
  • Press down on the cookies with a fork until they are a uniform 1/4″ thick
  • Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 20 minutes
  • Check them – bake until browned — it may take 25 minutes
  • The cookies will be soft
  • Leave them on the cookie sheet to cool
  • Store in refrigerator

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  • Lori @ Laurel of Leaves June 20, 2011, 2:11 am

    Not even kidding-my jaw dropped when I saw this post in my reader. I want to bake some of these right now! ;)

    • Jill June 20, 2011, 2:28 am

      Hi Lori,
      Wait until you taste them!

  • Alison June 20, 2011, 7:40 am

    Jill, I LOVE that you make such good quality knock offs of real foods, I am loving your blog! your coconut milk yogurt has revolutionized my life! :) Can’t wait to make these cookies….its very motivating/not depriving to stay on GAPS with stuff like this! Thanks!

    • Jill June 20, 2011, 10:52 am

      HI Alison,
      Thanks you so much for your kind words — it really means a lot to me when people give feedback. I’m so HAPPY you are enjoying the coconut milk yogurt — I love it too. It is so labor intensive that you really have to love it to continue to make it. But I think it tastes better than regular whole milk yogurt!

      These cookies you will love — please let me know how they turn out!

      One of the things I love about cooking for SCD/GAPS is that you can make treats and desserts and they are so healthy they can be eaten without negative impact. And, every bit of food eaten, including these treats is healthy.

  • Tina June 20, 2011, 9:24 am

    Recipe looks great. However, you look even better. I’ve been following your blog since the beginning and it looks like you’ve dropped a bunch of weight. You look really good and healthy!

    • Jill June 20, 2011, 10:55 am

      Hi Tina,
      Funny you should say that — I just saw someone that I haven’t seen in a while and the first thing she said to me was that I looked “fat” in the videos.

      I have been fighting the same 5 pounds for years and sometimes it’s up and sometimes it’s down. It does make a difference in how I look because I am short and a little weight makes a big difference.

      I think it’s also the clothes and how the camera catches me…

      But thanks for the compliment!

  • Randy June 20, 2011, 1:50 pm

    WOW!!! These look great! So moist and chewy. Can’t wait to bake these. My kids are going to love ‘em. Keep these videos and recipes coming. I love your blog.

  • Alicia June 20, 2011, 2:40 pm

    YUM!! Can not wait to make these! Hubby loves oatmeal raisin cookies so this will be great!
    Thanks for a great post!

    • Jill June 20, 2011, 3:14 pm

      Hi Alicia,
      Thanks for all your comments and thanks for mentioning my giveaway on your blog. Congrats for all the graduations — my son is going away to camp for 6 weeks this summer and I will miss him!

      I’m sure you will love the cookies!

  • Jill June 20, 2011, 3:10 pm

    Hi Randy,
    Thanks for your kind words! You are going to love these!

  • Jane June 20, 2011, 10:20 pm

    Hi Jill,
    I don’t follow the SCD or GAPS diet, but these cookies sure look delicious! I love the ingredients!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe/video on Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

  • Permanent Posies June 21, 2011, 9:36 am

    Great cookie recipe and vlog. I need to do that but….yikes!

    • Jill June 21, 2011, 12:06 pm

      Thanks for your comments. Once you get all the techi stuff under control the vlogs are easy. Get your kids to help! LOL

  • Bibi June 22, 2011, 10:23 am

    Jill, these cookies sounds so delicious. I love baking with coconut.

    Thank you for linking up to Foodie Wednesday and thank you so much for your continues support, visits and comments… means a lot.

    • Jill June 22, 2011, 1:29 pm

      Hi Bibi,
      It’s my pleasure — you always have something interesting…

  • Sheryl June 22, 2011, 1:15 pm

    This looks so good. Please come over to my link party and share some of your tasty recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday.
    I hope to see you there!

    • Jill June 22, 2011, 1:29 pm

      Hi Sheryl,
      Thanks for the invite! Will Do!

  • Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes June 23, 2011, 4:04 am

    Thanks for the recipe. I eat gluten free and am always looking for new recipes.

  • Miz Helen June 24, 2011, 10:14 am

    Hi Jill,
    Great video and great cookies! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, I look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Jill June 24, 2011, 1:42 pm

    HI Miz Helen,
    Thanks for your comments!

  • roz June 24, 2011, 3:14 pm

    Hi Jill, thanks for sharing the video and recipe for your cookies on Fresh Food Friday today…..I love your recipes that are so much healthier for all of us! These cookies have just got to be SO MOIST . . . even dates included; how yummy! Hope to see you again next week again too! Or any time for that matter! Have a lovely weekend!

    • Jill June 24, 2011, 10:09 pm

      Hi Roz,
      Your blog is really attractive! Thanks for your kind words!

  • Rcel June 24, 2011, 8:35 pm

    Looks yummy and for sure, really healthy! :)

    You might want to join me in my TAKE-OUT BUFFET as my first FTF entry! Hope to see you! :)

  • nicolette @ momnivores dilemma June 24, 2011, 9:22 pm

    We are reducing grains in my home, and these cookies look divine, Jill! Your blog always gives me so much food for thought. Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice.

    • Jill June 24, 2011, 10:10 pm

      HI Nicolette,
      Thanks! I’m so glad these recipes are useful for you.

  • cheerful June 25, 2011, 2:44 am

    sounds so delicious…and your recipe sounds so great, thanks for sharing! visiting you from FTF and wishing you a great weekend! :)

  • Little Brick Ranch June 26, 2011, 8:12 pm

    Jill – these look fabulous! I love the video…I never have anyone to film me but its nice to see it all done step by step! :)

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

    • Jill June 26, 2011, 9:21 pm

      Hi Little Brick Ranch,
      Thanks for your kind words! It is helpful to have someone doing the videography!

  • Rachel June 26, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Do you think these would work with subbing in homemade almond butter? That’s what I have on hand and I want to try these!

    • Jill June 27, 2011, 6:32 am

      Hi Rachel,
      If you mean the almond butter instead of the pecan butter — absolutely! Let me know how they taste!

  • Rachel June 28, 2011, 11:16 am

    Jill, I love your video, I am a visual learner and like to see how to do things in action. You make it look so simple. Would love to try these soon! Thanks for linking up with Healthy 2day Wednesdays!

    • Jill June 28, 2011, 12:16 pm

      Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for your kind words!

  • Sheryl June 28, 2011, 4:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back and visit us tomorrow.
    Thanks again.
    I hope to see you there!

  • Sam September 19, 2011, 9:55 am

    Hi there, I made these on the weekend. They’re really easy and lovable :-) Just thought I’d mention that you forgot to type when to add the shredded coconut in the written instructions – I had to view the video to find out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jill September 19, 2011, 11:19 am

    Hi Sam,
    Thanks for the heads up! I’m so glad you liked them!

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