Do you have a New Year’s resolution to cut down on sweets? If you do, don’t worry! When you’re craving a super chocolatey treat, these macaroons have you covered. These cookies are full of healthy ingredients so you can enjoy them guilt-free. As an added bonus, they are easy to make and take very little time. When I first started embarking on my journey towards healthy eating, these were my go to. Whenever I had a sugar craving, I would whip up a batch and enjoy a couple. They were always enough to satisfy my sweet tooth but unlike most baked goods, they have a low-glycemic load (blood sugar impact), especially when made with stevia, which will keep you in line with your healthy eating goals.
The Low Down
Dessert: Gluten free, dairy free, naturally sweetened, vegan
Yields: 12-14 macaroons
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Cool time: 15 minutes
The Goodness that Goes into it
- ½ cup coconut milk or almond milk
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 6 tbsp cocoa
- ½ cup stevia or coconut sugar
- 1 ½ cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 2 cups organic, gluten-free oats
How to Create
- Get all your ingredients ready on the counter. The recipe is a little bit time sensitive once your mixture comes to a boil in step 2, so you want to have everything ready.
- Lay a sheet of parchment paper on the counter. This is where macaroons will set.
- Combine coconut milk, coconut oil, stevia and cocoa in a saucepan on medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil while stirring constantly to avoid burning.
- Once the mixture begins to boil, turn off burner and remove from heat.
- Stir in oats and shredded coconut until mixture is fully combined.
- Form balls with the mixture and press flat onto parchment paper. This should be done while the mixture is still warm.
- Let stand 15 minutes until cool before removing from parchment paper.
- Enjoy the chocolatey goodness!
Keep Shining — Kate☀️
*Note: This information is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.