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I’m obsessed with desserts and after making some toasted coconut this weekend, I though to myself; I NEED to make healthy coconut  macaroons! Most macaroons contain tons of added sugar and even full fat condensed milk, so I took to the kitchen to make a skinny bunny version with only 2 ingredients! Crispy and toasted on the outside with a lightly sweet chewy center!

This recipe is gluten-free, paleo friendly, clean, and made with healthy plant based fats!
If you’re following my Rabbit Food Pyramid: 4 Macaroons (2 Tbsp of shredded coconut) count as 1 serving of healthy plant based fats! Excellent topping for your Banana Nicecream!

Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Makes 14 macaroons
(about 3.5 servings)

1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 egg white

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk one egg white and then stir into the shredded coconut until well combined. Spray a cooking sheet with nonstick cooking spray (I used coconut oil spray, but any will do). Using a 1/2 Tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop the mixture, press into the spoon (to keep the mixture together), and then place onto the cooking sheet. Once all of the mixture has been scooped into 1/2 Tbsp balls, place cooking sheet in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until they become a light golden brown. If only the bottom halves of macaroons brown, turn the oven to broil and cook for 1 minute until the tops turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Note: Watch the macaroons while baking because they tend to burn quickly.

What’s your favorite healthy dessert to make?

34 Comments on Two Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

    • Catherine
      July 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm (6 years ago)

      Yum is right!

      Reply
  1. Caitlin
    July 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

    Reply
    • Catherine
      July 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you! Let me know if you give them a try! xo

      Reply
  2. Deb
    July 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Make it with a flax egg and its vegan with an extra healthy boost.

    Reply
    • Catherine
      July 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm (6 years ago)

      Great idea! I was thinking about giving it a try with a chia or flax egg, let me know how it turns out!

      Reply
  3. Amber
    July 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm (6 years ago)

    I am so excited to make these, I LOVE coconut, but I never allow myself macaroons! Thanks so much 🙂

    Reply
  4. Megan S
    July 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm (6 years ago)

    LOVE these! My mom and I make them all the time at home 🙂 We also love to flatten them after they’re cooked and put fresh raspberries on them, kind of like a mini tart.

    Reply
    • Catherine
      July 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm (6 years ago)

      Oh my gosh, love that idea!

      Reply
  5. Rebecca Wright
    July 2, 2013 at 5:33 am (6 years ago)

    Just curious are the made with sweetened coconut or unsweetened? They sound delicious!!!

    Reply
    • Catherine
      July 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Rebecca! I used sweetened coconut. I realized I forgot to type that in the recipe, so I just updated it 🙂

      Reply
  6. Arlene
    July 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Just wondering, I used unsweetened coconut to make these and they’re lacking. Did you use sweetened? I cook for 2 18 month olds and it has to have the sweet factor for them to eat it 🙂

    Reply
    • Catherine
      July 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Arlene! I just noticed I forgot to write that this recipe uses sweetened shredded coconut! Just updated it 🙂

      Reply
  7. Mayra Sanchez
    July 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm (6 years ago)

    this is random but wahhhhh i came too late to the eat more rabbit food tank party!!!!! they are all sold out! 🙁 are they ever going to be back in stock?? 🙁

    Reply
  8. Jade
    July 4, 2013 at 10:36 am (6 years ago)

    Making these right now! Doubled the recipe and used unsweetened coconut with 1/2 cup coconut sugar 🙂

    Reply
    • James Green
      February 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm (2 years ago)

      I love the idea of using coconut sugar
      I am thinking I might even just shred a real coconut to eliminate the additives they put in the shredded coconut
      Thank you for the coconut sugar

      Reply
  9. Cori
    July 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Just made these with unsweetened coconut and thought they were great. My kiddo loved them too. To make them extra special we added some chocolate sauce, our own Mounds-like candy treat.

    Reply
    • Catherine
      July 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm (6 years ago)

      So good to hear!!!! Love when kids like healthy treats!

      Reply
  10. Arin
    July 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm (6 years ago)

    Just made these and they’re amazing! I used unsweetened coconut, added agave and used two egg whites instead of one since the coconut was super fine but they’re delicious 😀

    Reply
    • Catherine
      July 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm (6 years ago)

      Awesome! So glad they turned out great 🙂

      Reply
  11. Jessica
    July 8, 2013 at 9:34 am (6 years ago)

    How awesome is it that Trader Joe’s has the coconut oil spray?! I made some air popped popcorn yesterday, and sprayed it with a little just to make the salt stick. DELISH! Can’t wait to try the mararoons!

    Reply
  12. Katie
    July 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm (6 years ago)

    WOW! I stumbled onto your blog a few days ago and I’m so glad I did! These came out absolutely sensational, so good in fact that my two meat and potato roommates just devoured the whole batch (ok, I helped). Crazy easy and so worth it, Thanks!

    Reply
  13. Kim
    July 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm (6 years ago)

    OMG!!! To Die For! so good! came out perfectly and everyone loved them!

    Reply
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    July 16, 2013 at 11:27 pm (6 years ago)

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  15. LJinSC
    October 6, 2013 at 11:23 am (6 years ago)

    WOW!! I have people coming for dinner this afternoon. I realized after I got home from the grocery store that I didn’t have anything sweet to finish off the meal. : )
    I went through the pantry and remembered this post. I made these and while they cooked I caramelized bananas with a bit of earth balance and brown sugar. I topped the bananas with these, and whipped coconut cream in a tiny little 3.5 oz dessert cup, BEAUTIFUL, crazy easy and most important DEEEE LISH!!

    Reply
    • Catherine
      October 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm (6 years ago)

      That’s great to hear!!! Glad you enjoyed them!

      Reply
  16. Carole Phillips
    February 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Catherine!
    I just wanted to write you and tell you that for my nutrition class in school we have to make a healthy recipe for our end of the semester project. I’m making these macaroons! Thank you for this amazing recipe! I made them a couple of months ago and they were to die for! Just pure coconut! I do have a question though. How do you store these to keep them crunchy? I obviously couldn’t eat them all on my own, so I covered them with tin fool on a plate. They became really soft. Would you suggest an air tight container to prevent the air from softening them?
    Thank you again for the recipe!

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    • Catherine
      February 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Caroline! Oh my gosh that is so awesome! I can’t remember, but I think I stored them in an air tight tupperware container! If they get soft, you could pop them in the oven again for a minute or two before taking them to class 🙂

      Reply
  17. Alina
    May 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi!
    These sound super delicious 😀 me and my boyfriend can’t wait to try them tomorrow!
    Can you tell me for how long they will stay good if I keep them in an air tight container? And should I store them in the fridge?

    Reply
  18. Jenny
    February 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Yummy! So i only used 1/2 c of coconut and still got 13 small macaroons out of it. THEN… i put them on top of warm dark chocolate hershey kisses! I can’t wait to try them

    Reply
    • Catherine
      February 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm (4 years ago)

      Oh my gosh, Jenny that sounds amazing!!!

      Reply
  19. Joan Dylan
    February 16, 2016 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

    Hi! If these are paleo and keto approved why are you not using Unsweetened natural coconut??? let me know..i would love to try this!

    Reply
  20. Felixia
    May 25, 2017 at 1:42 am (2 years ago)

    Hi, was wondering how long should I whisk egg whites before adding the coconuts ?
    A while, soft peaks, stiff peaks?

    Reply
  21. Tee
    March 4, 2018 at 11:43 am (1 year ago)

    Lovely recipe, thanks for sharing!

    I used parchment, instead of oil and baked them @ 300° (2nd to top rack) for 30 minutes. 😋

    Reply

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