Macaroons

Mmm mmm Macaroons

Light, sweet coconutty and gluten free and Paleo!

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This makes about 18-20

Ingredients:

  • 6 egg whites (I use bottled egg whites  as they are handy to keep in the fridge as a backup protein as well as for baking , you can get organic and free range egg whites bottled in Fresh supermarket or Bulkpowders.ie)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup of organic honey (I used amazing honey from Clonmel but good quality organic honey will make a taste difference)
  • 3 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of organic Vanilla essence
  • ½ large bar of Green and blacks 85 %
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Method:

  • Pre heat your oven to 180
  • Whisk together the egg whites and salt ,you want it to form stiff peaks ( will take 6-10 mins by hand , Argos do a value electric whisk for €7.49 which I bought after making these by hand a few times , saves a lot of time and whisking J )
  • Add in the honey and vanilla and continue to whisk it all through evenly (can whisk this by hand or on a low setting )
  • Now fold in the desiccated coconut, one cup at a time and make sure it’s evenly mixed through
  • Line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper
  • Drop heaped tablespoons of mix onto the paper to get fairly even macaroons, Pat them into shape with your fingers, little mounds of sweet deliciousness!
  • Bake for approx 15/16 mins or until lightly golden brown
  • Let them cool off for 10 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or on a plate will do if wire rack not available
  • Mix your chocolate and coconut oil either microwave it to melt together or I melt it up in a bowl over hot water.
  • Drizzle it over your macaroons as desired or not as they are tasty either way!

Perfect treat or handmade gift J

Macros per macaroon (with chocolate topping):

Calories:  148

Fat: 11.8grms

Carbs: 11.4grms

Protein: 2.9 grams

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