Make Ahead

Raw Vegan Coconut Macaroons

March 28, 2012
0 Ratings
Author Notes

I'm a lover of macaroons...I came across the raw macaroon, Hail Merry, at a store and instead of paying the money for the few that I was able to get in a package, I improvised and came up with my own recipe. They have continually been a huge crowd pleaser, and with the use of Maple Syrup and other healthy ingredients...they make a great treat for all occassions, and kids love them too! —Julia Reid

  • Makes 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic almond flour
  • 1 cup organic shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 tablespoons Grade B Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon organic almond flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic vanilla flavoring
  • 1 dash kosher salt
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together with a spoon until well blended.
  2. I take as much mixture that will fill a plastic scoop (approximately 1 firmly packed tablespoon), and once pressed firmly in the scoop, I gently tap it out onto my hand and place on a plate. It will hold the form of whatever you've pressed it into. Continue with this step until all of mixture has been formed into delectable bite-size macaroons!
  3. Refrigerate in an airtight container once made, to preserve freshness...enjoy! A note to strict raw foodies...maple syrup is not raw...but it is the most delicious and I can't suggest any more delectable way to make these.
  4. If variations are desired...you can dip in chocolate, add cinnamon, macadamia nuts, strawberries, or cherries, as I found out in Rawmazing.
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2 Reviews

StreetSong February 2, 2020
These are excellent! I prefer to flip the quantities of almond extract vs. vanilla extract or use only vanilla extract (1-1/4 tsp.) to avoid too heavy a "marzipan" flavor. I look forward to trying other extracts, as another reviewer mentioned. Lemon might be interesting. I dampen my hands and form bite-sized balls with these. Thank you for the recipe!
 
Lizzie D. February 13, 2016
This is one my all-time favorite recipes. Thank you for posting it. I've already made it numerous times this year, though I've shifted from maple syrup to coconut nectar and have experimented with flavorings (coconut extract works well). Again, thank you.