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Gluten free Cornmeal Coconut Drops

Gluten Free Coconut Drops

This is a gluten free dessert is prepared with cornmeal and fruits. it is delicious and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
Course Breads, Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean, Creole/ Caribbean
Keyword coconut drops, cornmeal coconut drops, gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 drops


  • 3 cups (less 2 tablespoons) fine cornmeal (white)
  • 1 small coconut grated
  • cups raisins chopped
  • ½ cups mixed fruits
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 large eggs (or 4 small eggs)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed flour


  • Boil raisins in coconut milk and butter in a pot. Once cool add eggs.
  • In another deep bowl, mix together cornmeal, flaxseed flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the soften raisins to the cornmeal.
  • Mix well. You may have to mix with your hands. Add mixed fruits. Add the milk, a bit at a time until you get a soft dough. The dough should not be too lose. Cornmeal tends to be a bit stiff and it holds up well on its own. For this reason it makes perfect coconut drops.
  • Next, drop about ¼ cup of the dough on to a lined and well-greased baking tray. Place them about 1 inch apart.
  • Note: Do not shape the dough too much.
  • Finally, bake the drops at 350°F for about 30 minutes.