Thursday, April 25, 2013

Clean Eating Coconut Macaroons

I've been keeping a secret from you guys for a couple weeks, and you're going to be super excited I finally decided to spill the beans. These have always been eaten too quickly to get any good shots of them so I had to sneakily make them last week and take photo's before B knew they existed! If you're a coconut fan, these are definitely a treat you're going to love. 


I found this recipe on The Smith Machines Fitbook's Instagram and follow it almost to a T. Here is my version... 

Ingredients

6 tiny scoops (the scooper that comes with it) of Kal Stevia
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
 1/4 cup vegan carob chips 
2 egg whites
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
 Pinch of sea salt 



Directions

1. Combine all ingredients except carob chips in a bowl and mix well. (I just do this by hand)
2. Using a tablespoon, spoon the mixture onto a prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until they start to brown. 
3. Once they are cooked, remove and let cool until cool enough to handle. 
4. In a small bowl, slowly melt the carob chips about 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each 30 seconds. Sometimes I add a tiny dash of almond milk to help liquify. 
5. Dip about half of each macaroon in the melted carob chips and place on a plate. 
6. Place the plate in the freezer for about 10 minutes, and serve! I usually get 10-12 macaroons out of this so if you need more, just double it up! 

Let me know if you give these a try, they're pretty much a staple in my Sunday meal prep now! 

33 comments:

  1. OOH THIS IS SO SO SO UP OUR ALLEY!!!
    (yes ma'am Im shouting :-))

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    1. hahaha you just made me laugh out loud!

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  2. Man i keep getting excited when I see new recipes pop up and then they have eggs. I have still been hesitant to do much with egg replacer as I don't know if it will realllly taste as good.

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  3. These look awesome! I am always looking for different ways to use carob. I must try these! Cheers, Tara

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  4. Do you know what the 6 scoops of Kal Stevia equates to if using truvia?

    Thanks!
    Lynda

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  5. makin these when I get home!!! YUUUUUM
    Lynda, Id say 1 a scoop of the Kal will = 1 pack of truvia

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  6. Do you think I would ruin the world (meaning recipe ;) ) if I tried using maple syrup instead of kal stevia? I know one is a solid/powder and the other a liquid but I don't have any stevia right now and really want to make some!

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    1. Ya, I'm pretty sure it would completely change the receipe :(

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    2. Dang! I guess I'l have to wait until tomorrow when I go grocery shopping then. Which, honestly is probably a good thing, the last thing I need to do is sitting around eating macaroons all this afternoon ;)

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  7. should they be on the dry side....mine are dry

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    1. Mine came out dry as well...they all actually went in the trash. :-/

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    2. Do you use real egg whites or liquid (in the carton)?

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  8. Whats the calorie count for these?

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  9. Such a simple recipe! i need to get some of that kal stevia.

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  10. Wow I am definently trying these. Oh I got a recipe for you. Turkey bacon wrapped asparagus on the grill or in the oven on a rack with a sheet underneath it. So good I promise u wont be disappointed.

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  11. You can half each piece of turkey bacon and then wrap the aspragus. I just love ur blog :) been a fan for over a year now.

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  12. Do you use dry coconut flakes? If not, which brand are you using?

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    1. Just unsweetened coconut out of the bulk bins at Sprouts

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  13. I made them using xylitol !! Excellent recipe B

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  14. I was looking for health related website to review many issue. Now I've found your blog site with lots of amazing information. You did really excellent work. I'll read your blog regular basis.

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  15. made these last night...AMAZING!!!Was able to get two to fit into my macros lastnight also!! ;) I think I might toast the coconut first so the inside is toasty as well...but AMAZING!!! Hubby loved them too! A new staple in my house!

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  16. This may be far-fetched but would you haven eaten this during your photo shoot prep say, without the carob chips? I'm starting prep mode next week for a goal I have and am looking for more recipes. Thanks! I've been following your blog for the past year and love love love it!!

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    1. Umm I mean they're clean, so as long as they fit your macros I think it should be fine :)

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  17. I made them for my boyfriend and he loved them, I added a scoop of protein powder and 1 more egg white, THEY WERE AWESOME!

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  18. I like to take coconut milk and food. its my one of Favorite food. I have read so many blog in online so time I got negative post and some time I got positive post. thank you for your this article.

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