I use coconut oil in baking, roasting, sautéing, and frying and I use coconut flour in a lot of recipes. But I’ve 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. 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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Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Simple and nutritious coconut macaroons made with egg whites, flaked coconut, and optional natural sweetener.
- Whisk the egg whites with a dash of salt until stiff.
- In a separate bowl mix together maple syrup or honey, vanilla, coconut, melted coconut oil or butter, and maca if using.
- Carefully fold into egg whites.
- Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes so that the coconut can soak up the mixture.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Gently spoon in 1 tablespoon scoops onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes until just starting to brown.
If your mix seems a little too liquidy you can add a small amount of coconut flour.
Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.6 g
Saturated Fat 6.6 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 109 mg
Total Carbohydrates 20 g
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
Sugars 15.9 g
Protein 2.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ever made macaroons?