Sunday, February 3, 2013

Healthier Coconut Macaroons.


Yesterday I had such a hankering for coconut macaroons!  Once the thought was in my head I just had to make them.  Luckily I found a quick and healthy recipe online at tasteofhome and whipped these up in less than 5 minutes.  The original recipe calls for white sugar and sweetened coconut flakes but I used coconut palm sugar and unsweetened coconut flakes instead, its up to you!  These took only 18 minutes to bake and I didn't even wait for them to cool down before popping 2 in my mouth.  They really hit the spot and actually tasted quite good for a healthy version.  I will admit though that nothing can beat a chewy condensed milk macaroon but I usually will make those ones for a special occasion. 

I hope you're all having a Happy Super Bowl Sunday and indulging in some good eats! 
Go 49ers!

Healthy Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla;   mix well.
2. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.  Makes about 12 to 15 macaroons.








31 comments:

  1. These look good, Natalie. I usually do the others you mentioned because I do them at Passover when you can't have flour. Do you need the flour for these?

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    1. You might be able to omit the flour for ground almonds? I have never tried it out though but I am sure it would be okay :) Experimenting with recipes is the best part!

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  2. Such a beautiful golden brown color! They really do look fantastic, and I love the fact that they're not overly sweet, as opposed to "classic" macaroons. I haven't baked very much with coconut sugar, but really should experiment more. Thank you for this delicious reminder.

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    1. I just started baking with coconut sugar and I am really loving it! It gives the most perfect touch of sweetness :)

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  3. Love that these came together in five minutes because u would want to eat these macaroons right away :)

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  4. I love high protein cookies! These look irresistible!

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  5. Natalie, you are amazing!! These are over the top beautifully done. They look delicious!!

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  6. I love coconut! These macaroons look amazing.

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  7. I love coconut macaroons! These look wonderful and I bet they taste awesome :)

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  8. Hi Natalie,

    Your coconut macaroons look wonderful and they look super-addictive to eat in front of TV and super bowl games...

    Greetings fro down-under Australia! Nice to know you via blogging and I am happy browsing through all your delicious cakes and bakes. I'm now your latest follower :D

    Zoe

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  9. Yum these almost look too pretty to eat!

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  10. These could not be more coconutty if they tried - they look delicious! Will have to look out for coconut palm sugar.

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  11. yummm!! the more coconut the better to me!

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  12. That's my husbands favorite cookie - I may have to make them for him for Valentine's day! Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. Ooh, I adore coconut...and a healthier macaroon sounds perfect!! YUM!

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  14. Your macaroons look sooo good, Natalie. And I love your healthy ingredients.

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  15. those look very good. i love the brown color they came out - is that due the coconut sugar? how about topping w/ a bit of dark chocolate? that is heart healthy also isn't it? :)

    where do you find the coconut sugar? i haven't seen it at the grocery store. do you get it someplace local or on-line?

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    1. The darker colour is due to the coconut sugar. You can find it at any health food store and even some grocery stores should sell it. You can also find it online at amazon for a good price: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KPFUCO?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B004KPFUCO&linkCode=shr&tag=cookiquidn-20&qid=1360034304&sr=8-1&keywords=coconut+palm+sugar

      A drizzle of dark chocolate sounds like a fantastic idea! Thanks!

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  16. Haven't had these for ages! Wouldn't a few right now!

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  17. These are beautiful! I'm not a macaroon lover really (weird b/c I love coconut) but I think I'd like this healthy version better. I was gifted with a bag of coconut sugar and have not tried it yet--thanks for giving me a recipe to use it for!

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  18. These look irresistibly delicious :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  19. These look so good. I love macaroons and these look like they have great flavour and texture xx

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  20. Looks fabulous. I have a very similar recipe that uses egg whites and macarons and the results are fabulous. Love coconut macarons, you so don't need all the fat.

    And btw.. I wasn't able to post on your site for a while since you joined Google+, not sure why that doesn't work for me. I don't really like it.. it messes with the blogger features. :)

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    1. I totally was thinking the same thing with this google+! I actually don't like it at all but it is so not user-friendly that i don't even know how to change back!

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  21. Quick delicious treats are the best. Love how golden they came out.

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  22. These are the perfect after-dinner treat to give you the taste of something sweet without breaking the calorie bank! Perfecto.

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  23. I adore macaroons! I'm totally digging the coconut palm sugar in this recipe.

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