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Jam Drops A Healthier Version ~ Recipe and Tips



How Many: 24 BISCUITS

Time: 30 mins


125g Virgin Coconut Oil

¾ cup Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar

2 Free Range Eggs

2 cups Gluten Free SR Flour

¼ cup Desiccated Coconut

1 tsp Himalayan Salt

¼ cup Home Made Jam (if possible) or Normal Jam


Baking tray, Baking Paper, Electric Mixer, Large Spoon, Measuring Cup and Spoons, Cooling Rack


Preheat oven to 180C

Grease 2 baking trays and line with baking paper

Cream hard coconut oil and sugar in an electric mixer

Add eggs, mix well

Add flour and salt, mix with a spoon to form a dough, if the dough is not hard, place it in the fridge for the coconut oil to harden, use this method throughout the recipe when required

Using your hands, roll tablespoon amount of mixture into balls and place on baking tray leaving 5cm between each they will spread

Press a floured finger deeply into the centre of each ball and create a well, don’t pierce the bottom

Fill each well with your favourite flavour jam

Cook in moderate oven for 20-25 minutes, or until brown

Leave on tray for 2-3 minutes then transfer and allow to cool on a baking rack



Peanut butter and jelly (jam) drops

Lemon Curd with sprinkle of coconut drops

Home Made Jam, I used a homemade Davidson Plum and Guava Jam that I previously made from produce out of my garden, I used unrefined golden caster sugar and vegetarian gelatine, you can control the amount of sweetness and create a healthier jam and also biscuit




Coconut Oil creates a moister biscuit, and the texture was nice with the added coconut flakes

GF stayed fresher for longer

The normal Jam drops were delicious on day one, straight out of the oven but crumbly the second day and didn’t keep as well

The Peanut Butter and Jelly type, was yummy fresh but didn’t taste that great the next day, recommended for serious Peanut Butter addicts

Lemon Curd Drops were my favourite, zesty and sweet with a bit of crunch from the coconut




If you are looking to serve the biscuits at home, add a bit of extra jam before serving, to make it look shiny

If the coconut oil gets runny at any point in the recipe, put the mixture in the fridge for 5 minutes, to harden the oil

Also put the mixing utensils in the freezer to help keep the mixture solid (warm utensils will quickly melt the mix)

Make deep wells in the biscuits, to fit lots of yummy jam


Not interested in the Healthier Option?, Why not try the basic Jam Drop Recipe….

Jam Drops Recipe



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