I use coconut oil in baking, roasting, sautéing and frying. I use coconut flour in a lot of recipes but always wished I had more uses for shredded and flaked coconut. This recipe is one of my solutions to that and it is a great way to use the extra egg whites that are left over when I make hollandaise sauce.
This recipe does include a natural sweetener, but it can be reduced or even eliminated if desired. I’ve found that these are a very light but satisfying dessert recipe and there are many variations you can try (I’ll be posting those soon!)
One thing I love to add to this recipe is a tablespoon of Maca powder (this is the one I use). The name even suggests it… “Maca”-roons (get it? – ok, maybe its just me). Either way, Maca adds some extra nutrients and combines with the healthy fats to help balance hormones. If you aren’t a Maca fan, you can absolutely just leave it out and make this as basic coconut macaroons.
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Simple and nutritious coconut macaroons made with egg whites, flaked coconut and optional natural sweetener.
- Whisk the egg whites with a dash (1/4 tsp) salt until stiff.
- Add honey, vanilla, coconut, melted coconut oil and Maca (if using).
- Carefully fold into egg whites.
- Let the mixture rest in the fridge for 30 minutes so that the coconut can soak up the mixture.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Gently spoon in 1 tablespoon scoops on to parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes until just starting to brown.
Ever made macaroons?