While Paleo Coconut Macaroons are perfect for Passover and Easter, we like serving them all year long. With only 4 ingredients, this easy paleo dessert recipe is a cinch to throw together. All you need to make Paleo Coconut Macaroons is coconut flakes, egg whites, honey, and salt.
We grew up eating the overly sweet store bought macaroons every Passover. Paleo Coconut Macaroons are a far cry from the canned Manichewitz macaroons we feasted on back then. These macaroons are lighter and with far less sugar, much healthier. I love making my family this healthy paleo dessert every year at Passover.
- In a large bowl, whisk egg whites and honey to stiff peaks
- Briefly whisk in salt, then stir in coconut flakes
- Place bowl in fridge to chill for ½ hour
- Fill a 2 tablespoon scoop with batter, so it is heaping full
- Using your hand, firmly pack batter into scoop so it is level
- Release batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes, until macaroons are golden brown
- Cool for 1 hour
I have a few quick tips for this Paleo Coconut Macaroon recipe. Rather than shredded coconut, I used flaked coconut because it looks pretty and browns quite nicely. I do not know if shredded coconut will work in this healthy macaroon recipe because coconut flakes are much larger than the tiny pieces in shredded coconut. If you do experiment, please let us know how it goes!
Next, the 2 tablespoon size scoop is important for this recipe. A smaller scoop won’t work as it will not hold the coconut flakes and press them into place. I’m not sure if an even larger scoop will work as I haven’t tried using one. Feel free to experiment with any size scoop you wish. Finally, be sure to let the batter sit in the fridge as it helps it set up and results in a macaroon that holds together after it is baked.
Here are some of my other easy paleo dessert recipes!