Saturday, May 21, 2011

Grain Free Gluten Free Almond Coconut Macaroons

These are a new family favorite, adapted from the Coconut Macaroons on the Tropical Traditions website. I love that they're rich without being cloyingly sweet.

Almond Coconut Macaroons
Makes 2 dozen

2 tbsp. honey
4 tbsp. warm water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup Let's Do Organic Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
1 cup Sliced Almonds
1 Madagascar vanilla bean (this is an optional but fun addition!)
2 eggs

To top, combine (this is an optional garnish):
1 pinch kosher salt
1 tablespoon Organic Coconut Palm Sugar (Sweet Tree palm sugar is sustainably produced, more info here)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine honey and warm water in a large bowl, and stir gently until completely combined. Add vanilla extract and stir again to combine.

To the bowl with the honey mixture, add the shredded coconut and sliced almonds. Using a paring knife, slice open the vanilla bean and scrape out all of the seeds into the bowl. Add eggs, and mix everything together at medium speed until thoroughly combined.

Scoop golf-ball-sized pieces of the mix onto parchment paper (I used parchment paper on a Pampered Chef cooking stone). Top each ball of mix with a small pinch of the salt and palm sugar, then bake at 12 minutes. Cookies will be golden brown at the sides and just on top when finished baking.

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  1. My husband recently found your blog and I'm now obsessed! I tried your macaroons this evening and we were impressed. I just happened to have most ingredients in the house, with the exception of vanilla so I substituted almond extract. I have always had a serious sweet tooth and thought they were a great alternative to my normal sugary, carby cookie treat.

    My husband has been adamant about trying a primal diet for awhile now and just recently have I gotten on board and begun to toe dip with primal and gluten free recipes. I've been impressed at how easy and fast many of the recipes have been...not to mention delicious!

    Yesterday I made your Thai Pot Roast...more than easy and yum! I should also mention I'd seen but never tried Lara bars until recently after reading one of your posts...another yum!

    Thank you for such a wonderful blog that's helping to get me excited about this hopefully permanent shift in our daily diet!

  2. Welcome, MonsterBites! So glad you're finding useful stuff at Primal Kitchen. :) Hope that you continue to stop by.

  3. These were delicous, I added Chocolate chips! I am thinking of dipping them in melted chocolate!

  4. Glad that you liked them, Nancy! They ARE decadent in melted chocolate, from my own experience... :-p

  5. I have just finished making these and they are very yummy! I used ground almonds because I didn't have flaked and they turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Glad that you enjoyed them, Samantha! :-D

  7. These are great - I used ground almonds and flavoured them with rosewater, which was lovely. The sea salt is a nice touch.


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