Keto Molasses Cookies

There is nothing that says holiday season quite like chewy molasses cookies, dark, full of spice and just bursting with the essence of the holidays. Are chewy, keto friendly molasses cookies possible?  You bet they are!!  These Keto Molasses Cookies are a keto Christmas dream come true! 

plate of keto molasses cookies made with coffee flour

Growing up the best part of the holidays for me was hanging out in the kitchen with my mom while she did all of her holiday baking!  Fudge, pies and cookies galore…and my favorite cookies that she made were big, chewy molasses cookies.  Full of rich dark molasses flavor and warm holiday spices, these cookies were, for me, a holiday wrapped up in a delicious cookie. Well, needless to say I had to come up with a recipe for keto molasses cookies this holiday because I was not doing without…so done!

Cookies on a sheet pan out of the oven

This Keto Molasses Cookie has some special ingredients so let’s get to it!

How to make Keto Molasses Cookies

First of all, I’m going to tell you right now, there is no molasses in these cookies.  Shocked?  Well, molasses, even though its less processed than sugar, is still sugar.  I wanted these cookies to be 100% keto since I knew I was going to have a hard time resisiting them on the counter! So i opted for another ingredient that you might not be too familiar with.

So what give these cookies the molasses flavor?  Coffee flour.

Keto Molasses Cookie

What is coffee flour?

Coffee flour is a flour made from the cherry or outer fruit of the coffee plant.  It looks like cocoa at first glance but when you open the package you get a very different aroma, like raisins or molasses.  Coffee flour has 7 carbs per tablespoon but also 7 grams of fiber per tablespoon, which mean it has 0 net carbs.  An extra bonus…it’s gluten free, packed with antioxidants and loaded with more iron than spinach.  Coffee flour is the magic ingredient in these cookies that gives amazing molasses flavor to these keto molasses cookies with no added sugar or carbs!

Where to find coffee flour?

I actually found coffee flour in my local grocery store but of course you can order it here as well! The pricing is very reasonable and a little goes a long way and should last quite awhile stored properly in a cool pantry.

broken keto molasses cookie

So what makes keto molasses cookies chewy?

I’ve found that a using some almond butter along with a little powdered gelatin helps create a chewy cookie.  Also, it’s important not to over bake them!

plate of keto molasses cookies made with coffee flour

These Keto Molasses Cookies are so easy to make and come together in just minutes.  Simply scoop them out, bake them off and out of the oven comes a keto holiday cookie worthy of its own it’s own plate on your dessert table!

Looking for other keto holiday desserts? Check these out!

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4.80 from 5 votes

Keto Molasses Cookies

These Keto Molasses Cookies are so easy to make and come together in just minutes.  Simply scoop them out, bake them off and out of the oven comes a keto holiday cookie worthy of its own it's own plate on your dessert table!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 89kcal


  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter stirred well & room temperature
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp. Monkfruit/Erythritol Blend Sweetener like Lakanto
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coffee flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon grass fed gelatin powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine the butter, almond butter and sweetener and beat until well combined. Mix in the egg. Add the almond flour, coffee flour, salt, baking soda, gelatin, vanilla, ginger, clove, cinnamon and pepper and mix well to combine. Refrigerate dough for 15-20 minutes.
  • Scoop dough onto a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 8 minutes. Cool completely on pan. Store cookies in a covered container at room temperature.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.

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6 thoughts on “Keto Molasses Cookies”

  • I’m a big fan of coffee flour, and have developed several recipes of my own using it. I’m excited to see more coffee flour recipes coming into the low carb world. If you want to give these cookies a bit more molasses flavor, you could add a bit of Yacon Syrup, which tastes exactly like molasses, but with a fraction of the glycemic impact. I have had a jar in my pantry for a year now, so the cost is not really an issue given that you will only use 1/2 – 1 tsp. in a recipe for flavoring. The GI rating of molasses is 55. The GI rating for Yacon is 1. Just a tip for future low carb baking. I am really enjoying your recipes, and share them regularly in my Aunt Rocky’s Low Carb Recipes and Tips group on Facebook. Keep them coming!

    • hi Roxana! I actually tried bacon in the recipe and I really couldn’t taste it because the coffee flour was so pronounced and I didn’t want to add the extra carbs if they weren’t needed! I am going to keep testing it in recipes though…its a great ingredient!

  • 5 stars
    I think if I added some kind of keto icing to these and formed them in the shape of stars, bells, wreaths, or gingerbread men, you’d think of a gingerbread cookie – perfect for this most joyous season. Not as dense as gingerbread (good), and just enough chew. Lovely.

  • 5 stars
    I love these cookies as I do all your recipes. Thank you for coming up these delicious recipes and saving me time and money!

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