Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Lime and coconut macaroons...great treat and healthy to boot!

Wow, wow, wow. I'm going to keep this short and sweet (excuse the pun) I've only just made these but they were so great I had to post straight away. In the search for gf and dairy free treats I remembered the old fashioned coconut macaroons that my nan used to love and decided to give them a go with the updated twist of lime. They taste great, very pleased with the chewy but crisp texture and the lime zing lifts them perfectly. The best surprise though was that I checked the nutritional value and they're perfect for a healthy treat too! 80 cals, low in carb and high in protein and fibre with moderate healthy fat from the coconut. They'd make a great gift for a friend on a diet. Pile 5-6 up and tie with a pretty bow. 

So here goes:


Makes 9

100g unsweetened shredded/desiccated dried coconut 
2 large egg whites 
1 tbsp coconut sugar or soft dark brown sugar or your choice of sweetener (the state are based on sugar) 
1 lime (or two if they aren't very juicy!) 


Pre-heat the oven to 180C

1. Place the egg whites in a bowl and add the sugar. Beat well until incorporated. 
2. Add the coconut, zest and juice of the lime and stir until fully combined
3. Form the mixture into 9 rough balls and flatten onto a greased baking sheet 
4. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown


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