Raw macaroons are a delicious and healthy treat that is easy to make and perfect for those who follow a raw or vegan diet. These macaroons are sweet, chewy, and full of flavor. Here’s a simple recipe to make raw macaroons:
- 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup almond meal or almond flour
- 1/2 cup raw honey or maple syrup for a vegan option
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
- 1/4 cup dried fruit (such as chopped dates, raisins, or cranberries)
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips for a vegan option)
- Combine Dry Ingredients:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded unsweetened coconut and almond meal or almond flour. If you’re using any of the optional add-ins, such as chopped nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips, add them to the bowl as well.
- Mix Wet Ingredients:
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the raw honey or maple syrup (for a vegan option), melted coconut oil, pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
- Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
- Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Stir everything together until the mixture is evenly coated. It should have a sticky consistency.
- Shape into Macaroons:
- Using your hands or a spoon, scoop out portions of the mixture and shape them into small macaroon-sized mounds. You can make them as large or as small as you prefer.
- Place the shaped macaroons on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Put the macaroons in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow them to firm up.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Once the macaroons have chilled and become firm, you can serve them immediately. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.
- Optional Chocolate Drizzle (If Desired):
- For an extra touch, you can melt some chocolate (use vegan chocolate for a vegan option) and drizzle it over the top of the macaroons. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.
- Enjoy your Raw Macaroons!
These raw macaroons are a delightful and nutritious snack or dessert. They are naturally sweetened and packed with coconut and almond flavors. Feel free to customize them by adding your favorite nuts, dried fruits, or chocolate chips to make them even more delicious.