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March 10, 2014

Coconut Macaroons. Healthy and natural || The Smoothie Lover

My dad bought a box of coconut macaroons a couple of weeks ago from the bakery. One bite and I felt like a six-year-old again. Some foods just instantly make you think of childhood. I used to love these delicious macaroons, but for some reason I haven’t had them in years. So I was pretty excited when my dad brought home that box. It suddenly occurred to me that those actually ought to be quite healthy. I mean – grain free (almost) and everything. I was so wrong.

I’m not the kind of person who checks calories and such things, but I do often check the ingredient-list (so funny additives here please). The delicious macaroons had more sugar in them than coconut… Like, refined white sugar. Not exactly healthy, huh? So I thought: you can make some just as delicious, but healthier and more natural. And so I did.

The outcome was these delicious, moist and actually pretty healthy cookies.

Coconut Macaroons. Healthy and natural || The Smoothie LoverCoconut Macaroons. Healthy and natural || The Smoothie Lover


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Coconut Macaroons
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Serves: 25
  • 2 cups dessicated coconut
  • 3 tbsp. flour of choice*
  • Beans from one vanilla pod (or 1 tsp. vanilla extract)
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C / 360° F.
  2. In a bowl mix together desiccated coconut, flour and vailla beans. Add in the oil, honey and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Using two spoons or your fingers shape small macaroons (the size of a tablespoon) and place them on a baking sheet with nonstick paper.
  4. Bake for approx. 15 minutes or until the cookies are golden.
*I used whole wheat, but you can use gluten free or even almond

 Coconut Macaroons. Healthy and natural || The Smoothie Lover

27 responses to “Coconut Macaroons”

  1. Josefine, these look AMAZING! I’ve tried making macaroons twice now and both were an epic fail. If they looked anything close to this, I’d be extremely lucky. The great things about these are – they look like they taste delicious too! Pinned!

  2. Yum, I love coconut macaroons! I havent had them in years, I will have to try these :) And I know what you mean about food taking you back to your childhood – mine will be little meringues, I always used to get one as a treat from the bakery when I was younger, with little sprinkles on top.

  3. Trisha says:

    I was thinking of making these the other day!! Thanks for sharing, now I have a reliable recipe I will definitely give them a go x

  4. Renee says:

    Oh wauw. I love coconut macarons. I’m definitely going to try your recipe! They look so good!

  5. Rachelle says:

    These look delicious! Would you be able to tell me the nutritional info for them though? :) That would be great, thanks!

  6. I love when food brings back memories, making them much healthier sounds much better. They look really good and I can see all that vanilla yum!

  7. I’ve been wanting to make homemade macaroons for months now! Storebought are full of yucky incredients right? And your version looks much better indeed. I’ll have to try it soon : )

  8. These look divine Josefine and the photos stunning, as ever! I’ve never made homemade coconut macaroons before, definitely need to do something about that! :)

  9. I once made these and was so surprised what’s in them! Always wondered if you could make a healthy version. Well these look amazing so thank you for finding out for me xx

  10. Vilken trevlig blogg du har! Superfina bilder och goda recept!

    Jag har gjort sådana här kokoskakor och då haft lite ljus rom och doppat dem i mörk choklad, yummy! Som en Pina Colada i kakform!

    Kram kram

  11. It’s amazing how food can instantly bring you back to being a kid or trigger a memory! Good for you for making a healthier macaroon!! These look wonderful. :)

  12. Lisa says:

    I was wondering if there is a difference between regular coconut and dessicated coconut? I was thinking of trying your recipe for macaroons. They look delicious!!! Thanks for your site. You have awesome recipes!!!!


  13. CakePants says:

    Yumm…healthier macaroons? I’m on board! By the way, your photography is exquisite!!

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  15. Amo says:

    Just made these – easy and delicious. No sugar or salt -amazing!! Thank-you Josefine :)

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