Soft lemon fig grain-free cookies

by purelytwins

Soft lemon fig coconut flour and tigernut based cookies make delicious and healthy cookies that the whole family will love. Fun and secretly healthy cookies.

The BEST soft, dense secretly healthy Lemon Fig Cookies. These cookies are made with coconut flour and tigernut flour. Grain-free gluten-free dairy-free starch-free. ||

We are in a cookie coma over here.

These cookies were inspired by our beloved soft and thick coconut flour chocolate chip cookies. We adore that recipe so much and many of you did too. So, we decided to recreate them by making them starch-free. We replaced the arrowroot flour with tigernut flour. Why?  Because we can 😉  Okay, honestly, we wanted to see how they would turn out with tigernut instead of arrowroot. We don’t have anything against using starches, but in this case tigernut is a tuber.

Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free and starch-free lemon fig coconut flour cookies

Share this recipe with your cookie and fig loving friends!

There is no denying it. We love figs. And we love soft cookies.

We are adding another cookie flavor combo that we are obsessed with lately.

Secretly healthy grain-free gluten-free dairy-free lemon fig cookies that are soft and delicious perfect back-to-school treat ||

Cookies that are so scrumptious and delicious with a hint of lemon…and oh so slightly sweet.

Soft and thick lemon fig cookies made with tigernut flour.

Looking for a fun and refreshing cookie recipe to end out summer? Look no further. You must make these. Especially before figs go out of season.

Cookies made a little healthier for you.

Soft and delicious (good for you too) lemon fig cookies that are gluten-free grain-free soy-free and starch-free. And can be made egg-free!! Healthy and simple cookies for everyone to enjoy. ||

These cookies are absolutely AMAZING!

Promise if you love a good soft, dense cookie you must try this recipe. And let us know what you think.

Monk fruit that we buy (no aff)

These cookies can also be made vegan (egg-free) with using 2 flax gels as the eggs.


super soft lemon fig grain-free cookies

Soft lemon fig cookie. Gluten and dairy free. These cookies are made from grain-free flours of coconut and tigernut. A simple healthy fun cookie to enjoy while figs are in season.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: makes 14-16 cookies 1x



Inspired by our soft and thick coconut chocolate chip cookies

For the Cookies

  • 5 tablespoons coconut flour ( 1 1/4 oz)
  • 12 tablespoons tigernut flour (2 1/2 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs or 2 flax gels
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons monk fruit
  • 2 large figs (1/2 cup cubed)
  • lemon zest from 2 lemons
  • lemon juice (about 3 tbsp) or a 3 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 4 tablespoons coconut butter (2 1/2oz)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil ( 2 oz)


  1. Have all ingredients out to room temperature.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, place all dry ingredients. Stir.
  4. Add in cubed figs and lemon juice and zest and stir.
  5. Next add in your softened coconut butter, coconut oil and eggs (or flax gel – 3 tbsp flax meal with 6 tbsp water, let sit for 10 minutes).
  6. Stir together.
  7. End with adding in your water if batter is dry. Add enough water until the batter starts holding together. You want it to be on the thick side.
  8. Scoop onto cookie sheets.
  9. Makes about 14-16 cookies, all depends on your size scooper.
  10. Bake for 14-16 minutes.
  11. Cool before removing from cookie sheets.

To replace the tigernut flour you can use arrowroot or tapioca starch. Or even try some chestnut flour.

These cookies are:




A little sweet.


Oh so tasty!

We hope you enjoy! Let us know if you give it a try. Make sure to tag #purelytwins on Instagram or leave a comment. We love seeing your creations!

Are you a fig fan?  What about lemon? 

Do you like having figs either sweet or savory?


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Stacie August 12, 2015 - 6:53 pm

These look super delicious! I’ve been on a cookie baking kick lately! 🙂 My husband is loving it!

PS: I’m now an owner of a T5i Rebel Camera. Thanks for the recommendation!

Kariane August 13, 2015 - 2:12 pm

I haven’t ever worked with tigernut flour, but the fig and lemon combination sounds so delicious that I may have to give it a try. Yum!

purelytwins August 13, 2015 - 9:57 pm

Let us know how you like them.

christine August 13, 2015 - 9:19 pm

thank you for the recipe, amazing ,my little girl love it!
Do you make a grain free version of your book?

purelytwins August 13, 2015 - 9:58 pm

Awesome so glad to hear your little girl loved them. Yes all our ebooks are grain-free.

Sara August 14, 2015 - 12:53 pm

I’m doing a food allergy elimination diet right now and these actually look like they’d comply! I don’t have monk fruit at my house. Is it essential to the recipe, or can i simply leave it out? Thanks!

purelytwins August 15, 2015 - 8:26 pm

You could leave it out.

Carolyn Walden August 18, 2015 - 8:58 am

The monk fruit powder is expensive….any cheaper recommendations or substitutions?

purelytwins August 19, 2015 - 1:33 pm

you can use coconut sugar or more maple syrup

Real Food with Dana August 28, 2015 - 9:59 am

I loooove soft and chewy cookies! Back in the day those chips ahoy soft baked chocolate chip cookies were my absolute favorite! And my dad is obsessed with figs. obsessed. specifically in the form of fig newtons. Definitely going to be making these for him soon! 🙂

purelytwins August 28, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Yes Lori loved fig newtons when she was younger, it’s a classic

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