Firstly, let me start by saying that these little macaroons are some of the most delicious little treats ever. They are also a great little company so I try to buy their products when I can to support them. However, since they only use amazingly high quality ingredients (no I am not endorsed by them), their prices have to be pretty high in order to be able to make any money, so I can’t afford to keep my cupboard stocked with them, except occasionally as a special treat. For this reason I decided to figure out how to make my own.
It turns out they are SUPER easy to make, but you do need high quality ingredients, so don’t skimp on those. These taste (in my opinion) just as good as the bought version, and they’re far more affordable – especially since I tend to have most of the ingredients regularly on hand.
They make a great little bite of something sweet (but not too sweet) for after dinner, or as a decadent little snack in the afternoon with tea. I love them because the coconut oil (which is AWESOME for you) is so satiating that you won’t jam more than one (ok maybe 2) in your mouth. They are also low in sweetener, which we all know is a good thing!
Here’s the recipe (which makes about 10):
- 1 1/2 cups desiccated unsweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp grade B maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1. Dump all the ingredients in a food processor and combine until well mixed and it clumps together. You could melt the coconut oil if you live somewhere that it's solid at room temperature, but it will still combine without doing so. Yes it really is that simple. If you do not have a food processor, simply mix ingredients by hand until they clump together. In this case DO melt the coconut oil!
- 2. Using a cookie scooper, or a tablespoon, scoop out 1 Tbsp size balls of the mixture and place on a cookie sheet. Shape them to whatever shape you like
- 3. Either place in the fridge as they are until they firm up and enjoy them raw, or you could dehydrate them or lightly bake them. I baked mine at a really low heat of 200 F for about 45 minutes, but I think they would be equally delicious completely raw
- Do not leave out the sea salt - this really makes the taste of the maple 'pop'