Coconut Macroons

Coconut macaroons straight out of the oven.

This is my favorite type of macaroon – the cloud-like pile of gooey coconut inside the just slightly crunchy crust.  My recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess.

Coconut Macaroons
makes 10 – 16 large macaroons

2 large egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Stevia to taste
2 tbsp ground almonds
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using your hand held beaters beat the egg whites until foamy, but not any more than that. Add the cream of tartar and continue to beat until soft peaks are formed.  Add the stevia very slowly, just a bit at a time.  Taste, add a bit more and continue to beat the egg whites and so on until the sweetness is to your liking and the peaks are stiff and shiny. I usually use one dropperful of vanilla stevia.  Fold in the almonds, salt, vanilla and coconut. The mixture will be sticky and should hold its shape when clumped into a ball.

Form into the appropriate macaroon-sized balls (I like them to be about 2″ in diameter).  A small ice cream scoop works well.  Cook for 20 minutes or until they turn the slightest golden color and then quickly remove them from the oven. Be careful not to over-bake them.

Nutrition information for 10 large macaroons:

Calories 78    Carbs 1.5   Fat 6.7   Protein 2    Fiber 1.3


10 Comments (+add yours?)

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  4. Julie
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 14:42:56

    I think I am allergic to almonds. Any other ideas of what I could use?


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  6. Lisa Gohn
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 12:06:08

    Did you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?


  7. charliebook
    May 11, 2014 @ 08:45:33

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of cream of tartar or stevia? Is this easy to obtain (I’m in the UK). Looks delicious though and can’t wait to make our own 😀


    • Amy Huebner Health Coach
      May 19, 2014 @ 15:08:12

      Stevia is a sweetener made from the leaves of a South American plant (so it’s all natural, no chemicals, make sure to read the ingredients before you buy 🙂 and cream of tartar is a standard in spice cabinets, I’m sure you can find them in the UK! Enjoy the recipe!


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