Coconut Macaroons

  • Yield : 18
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 45m

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Coconut macaroons are a lovely little sweet snack that take no time to prepare. A great recipe when you need to ‘bring a plate’ or want to make something different for a party table. It’s also good to have a stash of these beauties in the freezer.

Nutrition note: A quick and easy ‘sometimes food’ that the whole family can enjoy.

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  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla essence
  • 2 ½ cups shredded coconut 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup melted carob or chocolate to drizzle (optional)  


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. -

Step 2

Place the egg whites into clean, dry bowl and beat for around 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Pour into a separate bowl. -

Step 3

Combine the salt, vanilla, shredded coconut, coconut oil and maple syrup in a large bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. -

Step 4

Pour the coconut mix into the egg whites and gently fold through until well combined.

Step 5

Use an ice-cream scoop to mould the macaroons evenly. Place on the baking tray. Cook for 20 minutes, if the macaroons are burning turn down the oven to 140°C for the remaining 10 minutes. -

Step 6

Remove from the oven to cool. Drizzle over chocolate (optional) and serve. Store in an airtight container for 2 – 3 days. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Sally Anne on September 23, 2014

    Could you freeze excess?

    • posted by Allie on September 23, 2014

      Yes I have frozen these. Ax

  2. posted by Wendy on January 14, 2015

    What else can you use instead of coconut oil, Copha?

  3. posted by Jodie on March 7, 2015

    Is this something I could give my bub if I left the choc off or would it be too sweet? He’s 8 months young 🙂

  4. posted by K on September 3, 2021

    Can this recipe be made in an airfryer? Could I use castor sugar if no maple syrup is available?


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