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Gluten-Free: Grapefruit Meltaways

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Gluten-Free: Grapefruit Meltaways

For a quick snack or easy dessert, prepare some grapefruit meltaways. After all, they are a classic favorite. The use of grapefruit juice instead of lemon is a refreshing update that will wake up your tastebuds. So, the next time you plan to head out for a picnic, consider making this delicious recipe. 

Made with coconut oil and organic coconut flour, there’s no doubt that these delicate cookies are healthy and tasty. Not to mention, they are high in fiber and low on the glycemic index. Here’s how you make them:

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 -14 Balls
Calories 170 kcal


How to Prepare Grapefruit Meltaways


  1. Add the first three ingredients into a large bowl and stir to mix.
  2. Next, add the remaining ingredients—except the organic extra virgin coconut oil—into a small bowl and mix.
  3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the flour and salt, using an electric mixer. Once the wet and dry ingredients are incorporated, add the melted organic extra virgin coconut oil until the batter is smooth.
  4. Shape a spoonful of the mixture into a bite-sized ball. If the batter is too runny to shape, refrigerate it for one to two minutes. Roll the melt-aways in shredded coconut.
  5. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes or until firm before serving. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

*We do not recommend melting organic extra virgin coconut oil by placing it in the microwave. To melt it easily, place the measure amount in a small bowl. Put that bowl in a larger bowl filled with one or two inches of hot water, making sure the water does not spill over into the oil.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free: Grapefruit Meltaways
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.