Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Paleo Coconut Macaroons
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Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Elana Amsterdam

Paleo Coconut Macaroons

With only four ingredients, this simple gluten-free dessert recipe will wow your guests. These primal macaroons are made of coconut, egg whites, honey, and salt, making them an optimal Paleo cookie recipe. They'll be devoured within minutes!

Rather than shredded coconut, I used flaked coconut as I wanted to try something different, and I thought it would look pretty and brown nicely.

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Ingredients

  • large egg whites
  • 1/4  Cup  honey
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt, preferably Celtic
  • 2 1/2  Cups  coconut flakes

Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the egg whites and honey with a fork. Briefly whisk in the salt, then stir in the coconut flakes. Place the bowl in refrigerator to chill for ½ hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Fill a 2-tablespoon scoop with batter, heaping full. Using your hand, firmly pack the batter into the scoop so it is level. Release the batter onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake until the macaroons are golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
25g
28%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
44g
34%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
61µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
54mg
72%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
365µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
367mg
37%
Choline, total
76mg
18%
Fiber, total dietary
18g
72%
Folate, total
67µg
17%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
123mg
38%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
251mg
36%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
909mg
61%
Water
6g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Paleo Shopping Tip

Choose foods that fall under these categories:

Grass-produced meats
Fish/seafood
Fresh fruits and veggies
Eggs
Nuts and seeds
Healthful oils (Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)

Paleo Cooking Tip

Cook naturally with herbs and healthy oils.