Low-Carb Coconut Macaroons Recipe

A plate of coconut macaroons. Brian Yarvin

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 29
Fat 2g
Carbs 3g
Protein 1g
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Total Time 30 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 15 min
Servings 15 (1 macaroon each)

This low-carb and sugar-free coconut macaroon recipe is very easy to make. There are only four ingredients, which mix up easily, and require only 15 minutes to cook.

The only trick, especially when not using sugar (which attracts moisture), is keeping them from being too dry. Here's how I do it.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup whole almonds
  • ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

Preparation

Grind the almonds using a food processor and combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.

Scoop out 1 tablespoon of batter at a time and place on a sheet lined with parchment paper.  You should get about 15 tablespoon-sized macaroons from the ingredients listed above.

Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes. Let cool before eating.

Makes about 14-15 cookies, but yield will vary based on the size of the cookies.

Difference Between Macaroons and Macarons

Macaroons: Macaroons are cookies made with a combination of egg whites, usually coconut (although almonds and other variations exist), and vanilla. The cookies are easy to prepare and bake.

Macarons: Macaron cookies are delicate cookies made with almond meal (the same thing as finely ground almond flour), sugar, egg whites sandwiched together with ganache, buttercream, caramel or fruit fillings. The only coconut you might find in a macaron is in the filling.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 15 (1 macaroon each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 55mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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