The thing I like most about macaroons is that they taste rich and decadent without being too sweet. My recipe uses honey in place of cane sugar, but I'm curious to know how it would turn out using coconut sugar. If you give it a try, please let me know.
If you're following along with the Six Ingredient Challenge Hobo Mama and I are hosting, these macaroons measure up at only 3 ingredients! (Remember that according to the rules, we exclude salt and other spices in the ingredient count.)
2 ½ cups finely shredded coconut
2 egg whites
¼ cup raw local honey
¼ teaspoon salt (preferably Real Salt or your favorite sea salt)
- Whisk together egg whites and honey in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Add salt and stir together.
- Stir in shredded coconut.
- Put the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes.
- Scoop out balls of batter with a spoon and pack them down firmly with your hands before placing on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (I made them the right shape by cupping one of my hands and placing the batter in that palm while pressing down with a flat palm with my other hand. You'll get a feel for it as you do it.)
- Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes, or until macaroons are golden brown on top.
- Cool for an hour, then serve to someone you love (you included!).
Happy Valentine's Day!
Please take a moment to visit the blogs of our other Festival of Food participants. The links in this list will be live by the end of the day, as participants are all in different time zones.
- Mercedes at Project Procrastinot shares Well-Traveled Muffins, A Family Recipe, which is the recipe that's followed her around the globe and won her husband over: banana-carrot muffins. You can also fine Mercedes on Facebook.
- Mari at Honey on the Bum shares Peek-a-boo, I love you!, a recipe she loves because her kids love it and love to help make it, and it can change as the seasons and holidays change with just the switch of a cookie cutter.
- Angela at EarthMamas World shares a delicious vegetable black bean soup recipe. She adds a special Valentines Day twist for her kids! You can also find Angela on Facebook.
- Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares two super easy coconut themed Valentine's treats; No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles and Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Truffles. You can also find Jennifer on Facebook.
- Sarah at Why Food Works shares WFW: Know your numbers - the IMPORTANT ones!. Love your health first - heart disease is a big problem in America, and eating a higher fiber diet can improve our cardiovascular function: try Sarah's Nutty Quinoa Pilaf to show your loved ones you care about their hearts! You can also find Sarah on Facebook.
- Amy at Anktangle shares her recipe for simple and delicious coconut macaroons. They're sugar-free, gluten-free, and most importantly: free of any processed additives you'll find in many store-bought desserts. You can also find Amy on Facebook.
- Lindy at Poppy Soap Co. shares a cheeky recipe for Chocolate Love Waffles! These are sure to be a Valentine's Day hit! You can also find Lindy on Facebook.
- Jorje of Momma Jorje shares a painful recipe that required some love for her to make. You can also find Jorje on Facebook.
- Luschka at Diary of a First Child lists the ten foods commonly regarded as aphrodisiac foods, and shares three recipes that include eight of those foods, with a printable menu for your easy three course dinner. You can also find Luschka on Facebook.
- In a guest post at Hobo Mama, Crackerdog Sam shares his son's favorite soft pretzel recipe: half whole-wheat and a lovely upgrade to a mall treat.You can also find Hobo Mama on Facebook.
- Need a wholesome treat for your honey's sweet tooth? Dionna at Code Name: Mama shares her recipe for amazing homemade heart-shaped nut butter cups. With natural nut butter and coconut oil chocolates, these are two great tastes that will certainly taste great - and healthy - together. You can also find Code Name Mama on Facebook.
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