Low Carb Nut-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes For The Win!

Low Carb Nut-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Are you frustrated with what seems like a lack of delicious low carb and nut-free dessert options? There seems to be plenty of great low carb dessert options that include nut flours.

Yet a noticeable lack of low carb nut-free options. What if you either can’t have nuts do to an allergy, or you simply want a low carb keto friendly dessert that doesn’t require nut flours? Well, I believe my low carb nut-free chocolate coconut cupcakes is one you need

The Need For More Nut-Free Recipes

I often get asked if I could create more low carb recipes using coconut flour. Nut allergies can be extremely serious and so it’s been a goal of mine to incorporate more nut-free recipes into my blog. Although in theory it may sound like a simple request, it’s just not that easy.

Truth is, it took me awhile to learn how to use coconut flour as a good low carb alternate flour. Visit here for more of my low carb baking tipsI also have a complete list of Keto Cakes that as a fan of cakes I encourage you to also visit.

Working With Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is actually a by-product of coconut milk when it’s being produced.  It requires for coconut milk to be extracted from the coconut meat. The coconut meat is then dried and finely ground. This creates a fine powder that looks a lot like wheat flour and serves as a great nut-free option.

One of the main issue with coconut flour, is that it’s very dry, and requires a lot more moisture in the recipe for it to work properly.

Plus it can’t simply be substituted for flour cup for cup the way almond flour does. Using coconut flour also happens to be lower in calories, carbs and its way more economical, so you should consider using more of it.  Thankfully, once you get past that hurdle, using coconut flour is pretty straightforward.


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I am going to leave you with a few other of my low carb nut-free recipes for you to enjoy.

Low Carb "Tamale" Pie

Note: Botanically speaking coconut is a fruit. But in some cases it is also a tree nut. If any individual is allergic to “tree nuts” there is a probability they are also allergic to coconut. So botanically these cookies are nut free. But not necessarily in every case. 

Low Carb Nut-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Low Carb Nut-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Yields 15 servings

Low Carb Nut-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes, a delicious low carb recipe that makes coconut the star.

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup of coconut flour
  • ¾ cup of sugar substitute (I used swerve)
  • ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso, optional
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Wet Ingredients
  •  7 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • Optional Topping
  • 1 cup of unsweetened lightly toasted coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of swerve confectioners’ sugar
  • Mix to make topping.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree.
  2. In a stand-up mixer place all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix lightly until combined. Next add all the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Once combined, pour into a cupcake lined pan. Top each cupcake with the toasted coconut and Swerve optional topping. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cupcake
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 48.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.4g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 4.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 0.8g
Protein 4.3g 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. you are the ultimate champion of the low carb, I have to admit! I need to try these but I might add some nuts just because I love them ;)
    • Awww Mary, I am no champion but I am passionate about this conversation. I always encourage people to have fun tweaking my recipes, to make them their own. The idea of nuts for those who can have them is cool with me. ?

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