HEALTHY COCONUT MACAROONS
Healthy chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons recipe
Here in this post, I’m going to be sharing my easy healthy coconut macaroon recipe with you!
Rob likes to call me “little macaroon” (as a cute name), and so I decided to come up with a healthier version of the “typical” kind of macaroon. I love anything coconut, so I really enjoyed creating this recipe.
I also love chocolate (as we all know), so dipping and drizzling these little coconut macaroons with healthy chocolate was a definite must.
This recipe is 100% refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free. It also contains whole carbs and healthy fats.
I’ve made this recipe a few times now (and it’s been a hit every time), and I also recently made them in a video on my YouTube channel too – you can watch the video (here).
I hope that you love these little chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons as much as I do! I have become completely addicted too these (I think I ate most of this batch here on my own, poor Rob hardly got any – shame).
Liezl Jayne XO
You can also see how easy it is to make these healthy coconut macaroons on my YouTube channel, in (this video).
-2 + 2/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
-1/8 cup coconut flour
-1/8 cup brown rice flour
-2/3 cup pure coconut sugar
-1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-4 egg whites
-optional: 100g dark chocolate (100%) or dark chocolate chips
(Makes 20-25 macaroons, depending on size)
-So first what you’ll need is the unsweetened desiccated coconut, you can mix that in a bowl with the coconut flour, brown rice flour, pure coconut sugar, fine sea salt and the pure vanilla extract
-Now for the 4 egg whites
-A the egg whites to a small bowl, you can use one of those egg separators to do that, I just use the egg shells to separate the yolks from the whites
-Give the egg whites a gently whisk with a fork (they don’t need to beaten, just lightly whisked)
-Then you can add the egg whites to the rest of the mixture, and give the whole thing a good mix
-Lined a baking tray with parchment paper, and also grease it lightly with a little bit of coconut oil
-Take about a heaped Tablespoon amount of the mixture at a time
-Press it gently between your hands and then press it down onto the tray (to make a rough cookie kind of shape)
-Repeat until you’ve filled up the tray, and possibly a second tray as well (doing the same thing, until all the mixture has been used)
-This recipe makes about 20-25 coconut macaroons, depending on the size that you make them
-Bake them in an oven that you’ve preheated to 325°F/ which is about 160°C for 18-20 minutes (until they’re just starting to look a little bit golden)
-While those are in the oven, you can melt some dark chocolate (to dip the macaroons into) – but this is optional
-To melt the dark chocolate, add the measured out amount to a small bowl, and then to a larger bowl I add some hot water. Place the smaller bowl in the larger bowl for a few minutes and wait for the chocolate to melt (just careful not to burn your hands when you’re handling it)
-I have used 100g of pure cocoa paste, but you can also use 100% dark chocolate, or 100g of dark chocolate chips, unsweetened if possible. But up to you!
-So once the coconut macaroons are done baking, remove them from the oven and wait for them to cool for a few minutes
-What I like to do is dip the underneath of each macaroon into the melted dark chocolate, and then take the spoon to drizzle a little bit on top as well
-Place the dipped macaroons on a board (you can also use a tray), lined with some parchment paper so that they don’t stick.
-Repeat until all of the macaroons have been dipped and drizzled with chocolate
-Once you’ve finished decorating them with chocolate, just place them in the fridge for about 10-20 minutes to set
-And then you can serve them, these will be amazing for a dessert or treat at a dinner party – and they are amazing for a little cheeky treat!
-They have such a good texture, and my favorite ones are the ones with the chocolate on the bottom and the tip – it’s amazing!
-This recipe contains good healthy fats, whole carbs, fiber and lots of good nutrients!
-Just store your healthy coconut macaroons in an airtight container to keep them fresh
MADE WITH LOVE BY LIEZL JAYNE XO
Photos by Liezl Jayne Strydom – for liezljayne.com