Healthy Dessert: Coconut Macaroons Recipe (Perfect for Valentine's Day)

I was once told by a wise old man that if you eat two Coconut Cookies a day, you’ll live until your 100...

Now, I'm not sure if that’s true but I have another good reason to eat more coconuts!

Just in case it is true, we wanted to ensure that all of our closest friends had a super easy, fantastic Coconut Macaroon recipe at their fingertips.

Healthy Coconut Macaroons 


  • 4 Cups Shredded or Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 Cup of Coconut Sugar
  • 5 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Raw Himalayan Crystal Salt (or sea salt)


Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two large heavy baking sheets with parchment paper.

Toast the Coconut (optional). For a deeper coconut flavor and extra-crispy macaroons, spread the coconut on the baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes, or until just barely starting to show some color. Let cool slightly before using.

Mix your ingredients. Whisk together the egg whites, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl until the mixture is frothy. Add the coconut and stir completely. 

Shape the Macaroons. With wet hands to prevent sticking, place the cookies about an inch apart (they won’t spread).

Bake the cookies. They need to be in the oven for about 25 minutes or until an even golden brown.

Note: For even cooking, switch the pans from top to bottom and from front to back about halfway through.

Let cool completely. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Yummy Additions

Chocolate Macaroon. After the macaroons have cooled, dip or drizzle the baked macaroons with melted dark chocolate.

Almond Center. Before baking, place an almond in the middle of the macaroons while you're shaping them.

    Added Bonus: Coconut Macaroons and IBS

    It seems a little strange, I know, but these are great for people working with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It's a lovely reprieve from the typical diet restrictions they have and it's been shown to be helpful.

    A little skeptical? Good!

    Try something out for us: google search “Coconut Macaroons Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

    You will see the countless number of testimonials linked to eating Coconut Macaroons and relieving uncomfortable symptoms from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

    It makes sense right? These are loaded with fiber along with vitamins, nutrients, and antoxidants—plus they satiate a craving for processed sugar so they help remove an IBS culprit.

    There's only one way to find out if it will work for you… Make some Coconut Macaroons Immediately.

    And don't forget! If you make this recipe, leave a comment and let us know how it was!

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    They sound delicious…will let you know how they come out…love that everything is so pure and healthy!

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