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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sugar Free/Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons

I made these macaroons last night and was very pleased with the way they turned out. 

DID YOU KNOW.......macaroons are actually a Christian food? According to mirabilis.ca, “macaroons originated in an Italian monastery around 1792. The name comes from the Italian word for paste, maccarone, which refers to almond paste. Macaroni means flour paste.”

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
  • 6 egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup agave nectar (I used sugar free maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. In a mixing bowl whisk egg whites and salt until stiff
  2. Fold in agave, vanilla and coconut
  3. Drop batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, one rounded tablespoonful at a time
  4. Pinch each macaroon at the top (like a kiss)
  5. Bake at 325* for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned
  6. Serve
Makes approximately 48 macaroons


Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, this sounds wonderful and mom and I are both desperate for a sugar free/gluten free treat. And I LOVE coconut. I do not know what or where to find agave nectar, so I guess I am off to goggle. ; ) Thanks for this, and enjoy your day!

Mrs. JP said...

wow,,,those look yummy. I'll have to make those for our next church dinner, our pastor has a gluten allergy!

Snooks said...

These look so good. I can almost smell them. I am going to have to try this. My Husband loves coconut Macaroons. Homemade ones will be to die for.

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