Eat Healthy with Iva logo

2 Ingredients Vegan Coconut Cookies

Posted on October 18, 2023 by Iva

Rating 3 of 5

Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a simple and delicious recipe for vegan coconut cookies. These delightful treats require only two ingredients and are perfect for anyone craving a sweet and wholesome snack. Let's dive into the recipe and get ready to indulge in these scrumptious vegan coconut cookies!

2 Ingredients Vegan Coconut Cookies

These 2-ingredient vegan coconut cookies are a true delight for your taste buds. With the natural sweetness of Medjool dates and the tropical flavor of fresh coconut, these cookies offer a guilt-free treat that is both nourishing and satisfying. Whether you enjoy them as a snack, dessert, or a delightful addition to your afternoon tea, these vegan coconut cookies are sure to please. Give this recipe a try and savor the simplicity and deliciousness of these homemade vegan treats!

Why Medjool Dates?

Medjool dates are often called the "king of dates" due to their large size, soft texture, and rich, caramel-like flavor. These natural sweeteners are a popular choice in vegan and plant-based baking as they offer a healthier alternative to refined sugars. Medjool dates are also a great source of fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, making them a nutritious addition to these coconut cookies.


2 Ingredients Vegan Coconut Cookies

Choosing Fresh Grated Coconut Flakes:

Freshly grated coconut flakes are the key to achieving that tropical taste and texture in these cookies. While you can use store-bought desiccated coconut flakes, I highly recommend using freshly grated coconut if possible. It adds a natural sweetness and a delightful chewiness to the cookies. If you're unable to find fresh coconut, you can substitute it with unsweetened, finely shredded coconut flakes.


2 Ingredients Vegan Coconut Cookies

Variations and Customizations:

These 2-ingredient vegan coconut cookies are wonderfully versatile, allowing you to customize them to your preferences. Here are a few ideas to experiment with:

Flavor Enhancements: Add a hint of natural flavorings to the cookie dough by incorporating ingredients like vanilla extract, almond extract, or a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. These additions will give your cookies a unique twist and complement the coconut and date flavors.

Nutty Delights: If you enjoy a bit of crunch in your cookies, try mixing in some chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans. Simply fold them into the dough before shaping the cookies for an added texture and nutty goodness.

Dried Fruit Infusions: For an extra burst of sweetness and chewiness, consider adding dried fruits like raisins, chopped apricots, or cranberries to the dough. They will bring a delightful fruity element to these coconut cookies.

2 Ingredients Vegan Coconut Cookies


Storage and Shelf Life:

These vegan coconut cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. If you'd like to extend their shelf life, you can refrigerate them for up to two weeks or freeze them for up to three months. Just make sure to place them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag.

Serving Suggestions:

Enjoy these 2-ingredient vegan coconut cookies on their own as a quick snack or pair them with your favorite hot beverage. They are perfect for dipping into a warm cup of herbal tea, a frothy latte, or a glass of almond milk. You can also crumble them over a bowl of vegan yogurt or top them with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream for a delightful dessert presentation.

These Quick and Easy 2-Ingredient Vegan Coconut Cookies are a delightful treat that celebrates the natural sweetness of Medjool dates and the tropical flavors of freshly grated coconut. With their simplicity and minimal ingredients, they are a perfect option for those following a vegan, plant-based, or gluten-free lifestyle. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just starting your culinary journey, these cookies are a fantastic addition to your recipe repertoire. Enjoy their chewy texture, sweet taste, and the joy of indulging in homemade vegan goodness!

2 Ingredients Vegan Coconut Cookies

3.2 from 15 Votes

Course:  snack , dessert

Difficulty:  quick , simple , easy

Diet:  gluten-free , sugar-free , vegan , vegetarian

Servings:  8

Calories:  1 kcal

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 35 mins



  • 1

    Begin by soaking the Medjool dates in warm water for about 15 minutes. This will soften them and make them easier to work with.

  • 2

    Once soaked, remove the skin and pit from the Medjool dates. Mash them with a fork until you achieve a smooth consistency.

  • 3

    In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed Medjool dates with the fresh grated coconut flakes. Stir well until the dates and coconut are thoroughly mixed together.

  • 4

    Using your palms, shape the mixture into small cookie-sized rounds. Place the formed cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  • 5

    Preheat your oven to 160°C (320°F). Bake the cookies for approximately 15 minutes or until they turn a beautiful golden brown color.

  • 6

    Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack. This will help them firm up and develop their delightful texture.

  • 7

    Once completely cooled, these 2-ingredient vegan coconut cookies are ready to be enjoyed! Store them in an airtight container to maintain their freshness.


  • After making coconut milk, coconut flakes are very moist and oily. Cookies are easy to shape and the medjool dates help them to stick together. The coconut flakes that are sold in supermarkets are too dry and the cookies will not turn out well. If you want to replace the flakes in this recipe with coconut flakes from a package, I recommend adding coconut oil or coconut milk / cream.
  • If you prefer a chewier texture, you can slightly underbake the cookies.
  • Feel free to add your own twist to these cookies by incorporating additional ingredients such as chopped nuts, dried fruits, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.


  • I repurposed the leftover coconut flakes from making homemade coconut milk using the recipe found here -> Homemade Coconut Milk from a single coconut.

Similar recipes


Share this recipe

Rate and comment

comment section