Raw Lime Coconut Cookies

Last night I had a bit of fun with the dehydrator, and as a result have a few new recipes to share with you – the first one being the title of this post – Raw Lime Coconut Cookies.

So far, apart from drying fruits basically as they are or turning them into fruit leather, most of my dehydrating has resulted in savoury goods – variations of crackers and cauliflower popcorn. As a result, I decided it was about time I came up with something sweet. Enter these babies.

These are SO simple to make, with only a handful of ingredients and minimal prep. The result is a delicious, zesty and healthy cookie. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Raw Lime Coconut Cookies
(makes about 15 cookies)

1 cup cashews (soaked for a couple of hours)
1 cup shredded coconut
2 Tbsp agave nectar (or other sweetener of choice)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp lime zest
Pinch of salt
Paste from 1/2 vanilla bean (or vanilla extract)

Place cashews in a food processor, and process until they resemble course crumbs.

Add coconut and pulse until combined.

Add remaining ingredients and process until combined to form a soft ‘dough’. If they are too wet, add some more coconut. If you find the mix is too dry, try adding a little water or more lime juice.

Roll teaspoons of the mix into balls and place on a dehydrator tray with a teflex sheet on it. Press each ball down to form a flat disc.

Dehydrate at 46C (115F) for 12-24 hours, depending on the texture you’d like. I did mine for about 15 hours, and they were nice and chewy.




  1. These sounds and look really delicious. It wasn’t until I went raw this summer that I discovered how much I liked coconut! So good (and good for you)!

    1. Thank you! I just love lime and coconut, they’re a great match. Your breakfast cookies sound delicious – I love a combination of dried fruit and spices. Now that the weather is starting to cool down here I will definitely be trying my hand at a bit more baking!

  2. Those soudn delicious! Thanks for the suggestion, I might think about making these this summer when it’s hot and I don’t want to turn on the oven. Now on to buying a dehydrator… haha ^_^

    1. Hehe, I’m sure you could do them in the oven on a low temperature instead of a dehydrator, but you’re right, it’s nice to have an alternative to turning on the oven in summer. Dehydrators are so worthwhile too…I’m constantly amazed by all the things you can do with them! 🙂

      1. Oh you are so right! My husband tells me this all the time but then my eco-friendly conscience gets in the way. LOL It’s inspiring to hear you can do a lot with them – I always send the delicious photos and ideas to my husband as a selling point to get one. haha

  3. Ah, I would love to have a dehydrator someday, maybe one day! Which one do you recommend? These chewy and raw lime coconut cookies are calling my name…love a bit of tart and sweet!

    1. Yes, they are awesome! We have an Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator with a stainless steel body (you can get plastic or steel). They are pretty pricey (in Australia anyway, I’m not sure about elsewhere) but I think if you end up using it a lot you will definitely get your value out of it – even just from drying your own fruit or kale chips or whatever – I know I have saved a lot!

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