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Raw Coconut Macaroons (Only 5 Ingredients!)

If you know me, you know I love my sweets. I don’t think I could ever give up having something a little sweet every day. The way I used to satisfy my sweet cravings before I stopped eating conventional processed junk food vs. now, is like night and day. Back then, I would eat anything sweet, including those treats full of artificial ingredients and a ton of refined sugar with lots of high fructose corn syrup. Now, I go for the most real organic ingredients available that have a nice dose of nutrition but can be sweetened to create a dessert. This simple, fast, and easy to make recipe does just that! Most desserts out there are empty calories that keep you wanting more, but this dessert is different. This recipe includes a nice dose of healthy fats that satisfy you quickly so you don’t overeat. After a few of these raw coconut macaroons, my sweet tooth is tamed and I’m one happy girl!

I used to buy similar raw macaroons at my local organic restaurant and at Whole Foods, but now that I make these in big batches and freeze them, I’ve always got some handy. I am definitely saving money too which is a great bonus.

Coconut Macaroons


Food Babe's Raw Coconut Macaroons
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Serves: 12-24
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup almond flour, more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until well combined.
  2. Roll into desired shape (about 1 tablespoon or bigger if desired)
  3. Store in an air tight container and refrigerate
To make chocolate macaroons, add 1 tablespoon cacao powder.

**Please use all organic ingredients if possible**


If you don’t have a food processor, you can try using a blender or a hand blender – I’ve used both and they still work well.

If you really want to go crazy, dip these in some melted chocolate after following this recipe and refrigerate them again. I’ve done this a few times with organic dark chocolate with a few drops of peppermint extract – and they become out of this world good!

Do you know someone who needs to tame their sweet tooth healthfully? Then please share this recipe with them, who knows maybe they’ll make you some 🙂 



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107 responses to “Raw Coconut Macaroons (Only 5 Ingredients!)

  1. I think coconut has been given a bad rap ever since the “lower all of your fat intake” hysteria started many, many years ago.

  2. Just made this using coconut flour and about 2 extra T of maple syrup. I definitely added the organic raw cacao powder for a 100% organic treat. Easy, quick and delicious. What a trio!

  3. Yummy! I used almond meal by mistake and it is good. I’m now going to make another batch & add hemp to it with a little more maple syrup. Thank u as this is really delish!

  4. Hi,
    just dropped in to say that carrageenan and cellulose gum are not emulsifiers. Also I’d like to ask what evidence you have that emulsifiers are bad for our health.

    Thanks for the fun post!

  5. Hi,

    I discovered your website while doing some research on stevia products. I love what you have to say.

    Alas, when I checked out most of your dessert recipes, they call for honey or maple syrup…certainly not any diet where you are trying to eliminate sugars. Any suggestions for substitutes?

    Thanks much.


  6. This was so simple and a delightful little treat! It literally took 10 minutes! I will definitely be making these again and sharing with friends. Thank you for sharing it!

  7. Hi Food Babe,

    This is another interesting and worth reading post. I’ve often bought these in a supermarket but after reading this I’m going to follow your reciepe and make my own!

  8. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Also, thank you for all you do 🙂 You continue to educate us on eating healthy. Thank you!

  9. Sounds delicious. I too love a “sweet treat” every day and as another who is sugar free I am always on the lookout for yummy recipes
    Do you have any suggestions for an alternative to maple syrup?

  10. would it be ok to use coconut flour? or brown rice flour instead of almond? and honey instead of maple syrup?

  11. How would I make this without the maple syrup? At this point I’m not eating that and I”m afraid that Xylitol wouldn’t be wet enough to hold them together

  12. Thank you so much Vani for everything you do. The recipe sounds delish & I’m planning on trying it.

  13. Vani,

    I just made these coconut macaroons for our Labor day get together. It just vanished off as I was making them…I am hiding the rest from my kids so the guests can enjoy too. 🙂

    Thanks for all that you do…


  14. I’m addicted to these cookies they are so good. My sweetie and I just found out how good healthy salt is good and needed for us, so we added a half a tea spoon to this recipe.

    Looking forward to more yummy recipes like this!

    Thanks for sharing,


  15. I just made these with coconut flour instead of almond & honey instead of maple syrup because that’s what I had on hand. So yummy!!! I also pressed them into a cookie dough scoop to form them… they formed super easily & stayed together great. It was the perfect amount for a dozen cookies.

  16. These are a satisfying healthier treat. I made them for a cookie exchange and after refrigerating dipped them in chocolate, which definitely added some oomph. This recipe made as is in no way makes 24 cookies. 12 at best and I used a tablespoon or less scoop. I tripled the recipe and got 34 cookies.

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