Living and Thriving Gluten Free

Healthy & Whole Food Eating

Author:           Updated March 17, 2019
Categories: Sweets - Cookies    

Many store bought macaroons are very sweet, often overwhelmingly sweet.

This version is much less sweet. There is some honey used as a binder and a sweetener, but much less than store bought.

Coconut macaroon cookies on a plate
Image by: Thora Toft

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Makes: 4 servings - about 12 cookies Difficulty: Medium

Gluten free Dairy free Grain free Soy free

Use all organic ingredients, and ensure any packaged products are labeled gluten free.

Sign up to get notified of the weekly recipe via email.
Get BONUS E-books, tip sheets and printables!
2 Egg whites
2 cups Unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup Honey, raw and unfiltered
1/2 cup Whole almonds, chopped into tiny pieces
1/2 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
Substitutions and Notes:
  • Coconut: These cookies will stick together better when finer shredded coconut is used. Add a bit more honey if they are not holding together as well as you want.
  • Almonds: You can toast the ground almonds for a nice roasted nut flavor.
  • Eggs: Don't use immitation eggs for this recipe. Real eggs are required to allow the cookies to stick together and not fall apart.
  • Honey: You can use another liquid sweetener of your choice instead of honey. It does require stickiness that is part of natural sugar, so artificial sweeteners won't work for this recipe. Some suitable ones to use would be agave nectar or maple syrup.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Line a baking sheet with waxed or oven parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the honey and the egg whites together.
  • Add the almonds, coconut and vanilla to the bowl, and mix together.
  • Form the dough into individual macaroons. Drop cookies onto the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven.
  • Bake the macaroons until bottoms are golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Munch and enjoy!

Betrayal Autoimmune Solutions Summit
Overcoming Hashimoto's Summit
FREE Guide
10 Steps to Healthy Gluten Free Eating
GF 10 Steps Guide
The 10 Step Guide is packed full of tips, tricks, recipes and regular Member only tips to get you started on the road to living healthy without gluten.
Your information is never given to anyone
More Pinterest Pins and Pin photo credits
Photo by: Thora Toft

Comments (6)

Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 voters
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

This sounds really good. I am going to make this!

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

I hope you enjoy them!

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Awesome recipe.

Khadija Mirza
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Hi its looks yum ...really wanted to try this out ... need some clarification ... coconut u have mentioned is fresh coconut or dried coconut powder... I hav both dried coconut nd fresh coconut which one hav to use to make dis delicious recipe... help me out ...TIA

  1. Reply
  2. 4.5 / 5
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

I've updated the recipe. It now calls for dried shredded coconut. Not coconut flour. If you have fresh, then shred the fresh coconut and dry it out in the oven or a dehydrator. Enjoy!

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest.
Rate this post:
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location