Macaroons are a deliciously light desert and are easily assembled. These healthy coconut macaroons are not only tasty, but provide a great amount of added nutrition thanks to Maca powder, coconut oil, honey/maple syrup, coconut flakes, and egg whites. Let us know if you give these a try – we would love to hear what you think!
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.”