These paleo coconut macaroons are a delicious holiday treat. The outside is crispy and full of toasted coconut flavor while the inside is chewy and soft. And unlike most coconut macaroons, these cookies are not cloyingly sweet. Sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup, these macaroons are a delicious dessert you can truly enjoy.
Simple and Healthy Coconut Macaroons
These healthy coconut macaroons are easy and quick to make. Simple whisk together the egg whites and maple syrup before stirring in the unsweetened flaked coconut.
Add whisked egg and maple syrup mixture to unsweetened shredded coconut and mix until all coconut is covered with the egg mixture.
Using a cookie dough scoop ensures the macaroons are uniform in size.
If you don’t have a cookie scoop, it is a tool that I would highly recommend. It really speeds up the process of creating uniform cookies, mini-muffins and even meatballs… without a mess!
In less than 30 minutes, you can have toasty and delicious coconut macaroons that are low in added sugar.
Paleo Coconut Macaroon Recipe
Crispy and full of toasted coconut flavor, these paleo coconut macaroons are a delicious dessert that are not cloyingly sweet.
- 2.5 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 egg whites
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350°F
Line a baking sheet with parchment, or silicone baking liner
Whisk egg whites and maple syrup until frothy
Add shredded coconut and stir until entirely coated with egg white mixture
Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie dough scoop, scoop coconut egg mixture out onto prepared baking sheet
Bake in oven for 20 to 22 minutes, until golden brown
Remove macaroons from oven and cool completely on baking sheet
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
These coconut macaroons are also delicious if dipped in a little melted dark chocolate! Simply melt your favorite chocolate in the microwave (using this quick and easy chocolate tempering technique) and dip the bottom of the macaroons. Let the chocolate dipped coconut macaroons dry on parchment paper or wax paper until chocolate is set.
Nutrition information (per macaroon, 12 servings total):
- 133 calories
- >1 g added sugar
- 3 g fiber
- 2 g protein
- 22 mg sodium
- 13 g fat
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