Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons (GAPS, Paleo & Primal)

the mommypotamus has published this recipe featuring our Let's Do...Organic® Shredded Coconut: "The recipe that I picked for you today is a favorite in our house. It harks back to the days when I couldn’t yet have eggs (which REALLY made the baking thing more insurmountable), but even without eggs, these little macaroons definitely hit the spot! I think you’ll enjoy them as much as we did…. (And still do!)"

Egg Free, Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons (Raw or Baked)

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup very fine ground blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cup dried, shredded unsweetened coconut (I like “Let’s Do...Organic®”)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons raw honey or vegan substitute (the lighter the mellower, orange honey is my favorite here)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons GF vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean pod scraped (optional)
  • Pinch of unrefined sea salt
Directions:
  1. In a bowl, combine the almond flour and coconut.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the honey, coconut oil, vanilla, vanilla bean seeds and salt until well blended.
  3. Add the honey mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined (I like to use my hands for this as it helps to get the vanilla bean seeds distributed throughout the “dough”)
  4. Using a rounded “measuring” tablespoon, gently press the macaroon dough into the spoon, then turn the spoon upside down and tap the cookie out into your hand. Gently place on a parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the dough.
  5. Bake in a 195-200 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes. The outside should be dried out a bit and the inside should be soft and chewy. For raw macaroons, place in your dehydrator until they are slightly dry on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Times will vary depending on the dehydrator and temp used.
  6. Allow the macaroons to sit for at least 15 minute before transferring. They will be quite delicate while still warm but very sturdy once cooled. We LOVE our macaroons chilled.
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