I love macaroons for so many reasons. Apart from the fact that it is a treat and is so easy to bake. I’m willing to try anything containing coconut after reading about its health benefits.
Coconut is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and is thought to be helpful as an anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Another nice thing about this recipe is that it is naturally gluten-free and flourless. You don’t need flour to perfect the macaroon.
These may not completely replace the chocolate-covered macaroons that I used to buy at Zabar’s and Fairway in New York City. But, to get close to that taste I have one final step. When they’re done baking and cooling, I dip the bottoms of each macaroon in melted dark chocolate.
Note: Chocolate is not allowed on SCD but the great news is the macaroons taste great on their own.
Update: I updated this recipe on 12/15/2020, adding new photos and fine-tuned instructions.
I just made these. They look yummy but as they were cooking, the liquid from them ran and pooled in the pan. Need more coconut?
Yes, more coconut can fix that.
These look lovely, please can you clarify 1 tablespoon of vanilla?
extract? A tbs seems a lot. Thanks
it’s correct but feel free to use less if you desire
How do you fold the honey in without deflating the egg whites? I tried this today and it deflated and the honey sort of pooled on the bottom of the bowl so I had to stir it with each spoonful as I was putting them on the cookie sheet. Then when it baked it pooled some more so there was a honey ring around most of the cookies. It wasn’t just honey, though, b/c when I tasted it it was kind of spongy. Good recipe, but it didn’t quite work for me. Tips, please!
Sorry this wasn’t clear! I changed the wording a bit. Hopefully it clarified the process. Blending the other ingredients in is really more like what you’re doing so I took out the word “folding” because you’re doing more than folding. So you can blend well.
Can’t wait to try the macaroons. Was also looking at the lemon curd, but we are dairy free. Could Earth Balance or coconut oil be subbed for the butter?
I think they would both work, but I haven’t tried either. Let us know if you try either of them.
Looking forward to trying for Passover! Thanks. What is great is that most of your recipes are kosher for Passover since a new box of baking soda and almond flour are permitted. (:
I made these today and my whole family loved them. Thanks for the recipe
Nice to hear, Kathy!
Just want to point out that I use shredded coconut for this recipe: http://astore.amazon.com/comfybelly-20/detail/B000F4D5GC
Carmen – it’s just dehydrated coconut – no other ingredients, so it should be SCD legal.
Is the Let’s Do Organic Unsweetend Coconut Flakes brand SCD legal?
Just a note about coconut.
If you are just starting out on scd be very careful with coconut as it has too much fiber and you may have problems.
I just found your web site and am so happy.
You do great things.
Darn – I was hoping you had found a SCD chocolate 🙁 Oh well, only 2 more years without it!
These macaroons are SCD legal without the chocolate. Everything else is good to go.
Sorry – I don’t always follow SCD, but most of the time I do. I use chocolate in some of my recipes, but most of the time the chocolate can be removed or subsituted.
I just started the SCD diet about 2 months ago and am desperately missing chocolate… How are these SCD legal?
I can’t wait to make your recipe for chocolate, caramel-covered matzo – that’s the bomb for passover as far as I’m concerned.
I just posted about macaroons as well! yours look so decadent with all that chocolate on top! fabulous. I’ll have to dip mine in Chocolate too!