Coconut Honey Joys (Paleo, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free)

Coconut Honey Joys (Nut-Free, Paleo)

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Snack



  • 1/2 cup banana chips
  • 150 g / 5 oz. unsweetened coconut flakes (about 1 + 1/3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 heaped tablespoon coconut oil (in solid state)
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/essence
  • Small cupcake or muffin casings


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / 320 F (conventional).
  2. Add banana chips to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands or something like a kitchen ham to gently break the whole chips into smaller pieces. You can do this on a cutting board or place the chips in a bag and then smash them or press down on them with something heavy.
  3. Add coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds to the banana chip pieces in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add coconut oil, honey and vanilla to a small pot. Place over medium heat, melt and stir for 15-20 seconds. Pour the honey mixture over the coconut flakes and stir through really well to coat the mixture evenly with the sweet liquid.
  5. Place the cupcake casings on a flat oven tray. I used 8 medium muffin cups but you could stretch the mixture into 10, if using smaller casings. I used about 2 -2.5 tablespoons of mixture per casing.
  6. Place in the oven, middle shelf, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Check at minutes to make sure the tops aren’t getting burnt. We’re after golden brown look here. Remove earlier or keep in the oven longer, depending on your oven.
  7. Remove the tray from the oven and allow the baked flake moulds to cool completely. They will harden and stick together, making them easy to remove from the casings. I store them in the cups in an airtight container or paper bag.

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