Real Food Recipes

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

January 6, 2017

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

  1. 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.
  2. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on the counter. This is where macaroons will set.
  3. 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.
  4. Once the mixture begins to boil, turn off burner and remove from heat.
  5. Stir in oats and shredded coconut until mixture is fully combined.
  6. Form balls with the mixture and press flat onto parchment paper. This should be done while the mixture is still warm.
  7. Let stand 15 minutes until cool before removing from parchment paper.
  8. 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.

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