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40 Gluten-Free Coconut Recipes

Celebrate all things coconut with 40 delicious and gluten-free coconut recipes!

Let’s talk about coconuts! I’ve always liked coconut, but since switching our family’s diet to a more whole food, paleo-friendly diet, I love coconut. Coconut fruit, coconut oil, coconut cream, coconut flour, coconut sugar, coconut aminos, coconut water… Coconut (which isn’t actually a nut) is such a versatile ingredient and can replace a whole host of less healthy or allergenic options.

Today I’m celebrating all things coconut with the help of some very talented bloggers who also happen to love coconut. I’ve got 40 gluten-free recipes for you, all featuring the majestic coconut! (Whew! Bet you’ve never seen so many coconuts in one itty bitty blog post intro!)

Main Dishes

Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry Chicken

Paleo Butter Chicken

Paleo Teriyaki Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Indian Style Onion and Garlic Chicken

Paleo Butternut Lemongrass Soup

Paleo Butternut Lemongrass Soup

Coconut Almond Quinoa Breakfast Bake from Mommy Moment

Thai Coconut Chicken with Mango & Basil from Powered by Mom

Paleo Stuffed Avocadoes with Cilantro Cream Sauce from Fed & Fit

Pineapple Coconut Chicken from Lemons and Laughs

Crockpot Coconut Lime Chicken from Crockpot Gourmet


Grain-Free Granola

Grain-Free Granola

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

ChocoCoco Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Gluten-free Coconut Carrot Walnut Muffins - Peas and Crayons

Gluten-Free Carrot Coconut Muffins from Peas and Crayons

No Bake Coconut Bars from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Maca-roons from Herbal Academy of New York


Pear Crisp with Blackberry-Sage Sauce - The Herbal Academy of New England

Pear Crisp with Blackberry-Sage Sauce from Herbal Academy of New England

Paleo Fruit Sundae

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Cream

Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles from The Latina Homemaker

Chia Coconut Pudding - Real Food Real Deals

Chia Coconut Pudding from Real Food Real Deals

Gluten-Free Churros from Tried & True

Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Bites from The Food Charlatan

Coconut, White Chocolate, and Pecan Mug Cake from I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Frozen Desserts

Coconut Milk Fudgesicles - The Creekside Cook

Coconut Milk Fudgesicles from The Creekside Cook

Mango Lassi Ice Pops

Easy Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream from Mommy Outside the Box

Coconut, Salted Caramel, and Chocolate Popsicles from The Foodie Teen

Coconut Coffee Popsicles - The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Coconut Coffee Popsicles from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Cantaloupe, Ginger, and Coconut Popsicles from My Diary of Us

4-Ingredient Ice Cream from Product Junkie

White Chocolate Raspberry Greek Frozen Yogurt from Veggie and the Beast


Blueberry Banana Coconut Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Coconut Smoothie

Strawberry Cream Smoothie from Hen Family

Banana Berry Bliss Smoothie with Coconut Water from The Mommy Mix

Coconut Pineapple Green Smoothie from Not Enough Cinnamon

Even More Coconut!

Homemade Coconut Butter - The Pistachio Project

Homemade Coconut Butter from The Pistachio Project

How to Make Coconut Milk from Real Food Real Deals

White Balsamic Coconut Vinaigrette from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Coconut Milk Creamer from The Coconut Mama

What’s your favourite way to get your coconut fix?


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  • Pinning this round-up ASAP! Love all the tasty options — thanks so much for including me Olivia!

    • I can’t wait to try your carrot coconut muffins! I was thinking of adding just a little cream cheese icing for fun.

  • Wow! What a great list of recipes and ideas. I have pinned it so I can start experimenting with these. I’m a late comer to eating coconut because I was always put off as a child by German Chocolate Cake which was ruined (in my opinion) by adding the shredded coconut!

    I have gotten over that problem since I needed to eliminate dairy and have discovered that coconut really is great to cook with and well, tastes pretty good.

    I just made ice cream using coconut milk and carmelized bananas and it was great. I use coconut water in my smoothies every day and I bake with coconut oil.

    Thanks again for the wonderful recipes to try!

  • I’ve been thinking of trying gluten free but have heard mixed reviews. A concern of mine is also not having enough satisfactory recipes so this helps, thanks!

  • Our family has to be GF, I bookmarked this page!! Thanks for the post. Not sure what one I will make tonight!

  • I love the taste of coconut! These are some super fun recipes too. Thanks for all of the tasty ideas. 🙂

  • Butternut Lemongrass Soup… that just sounds so heavenly! I will be sharing this list with my friend who is allergic to gluten- thank you for the list!

  • These gluten free coconut recipes look so good and healthy! I’ll surely try these someday. Thank you so much for sharing!