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.
Paleo Coconut Macaroons
- 2 large egg whites
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 2½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- Use a hand blender to whisk egg whites to stiff peaks
- Whisk in honey and salt
- Stir in coconut flakes
- Place bowl in fridge to chill for ½ hour
- Fill a 2 tablespoon scoop with batter
- Using your hand, very firmly pack batter into scoop to level
- Release batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes, until macaroons are golden brown
- Cool 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!
Thank you so much for this recipe. They came out delicious!! I only had shredded coconut and that worked great too. Plus I did not have a scoop, so I used a T measuring spoon. So the benefit is I got 24 awesome macaroons instead of 12.
Plus I made matzah balls from your recipe which I have been using for years. They always come out great. Thanks for all that you do.
Jen, thanks for your comment! I’m so happy to hear this recipe is delicious!
These look incredible. Do you think pure maple syrup (the real deal) could work in place of honey?
Dana, I think that would be good.