Easy keto vegan coconut macaroons made with just 4 ingredients- No baking required! This easy recipe takes 5 minutes to make, and is 100% paleo, gluten free, and low carb. Sugar free, Dairy Free, Grain Free.
What is a coconut macaroon
Coconut macaroons are a flourless cookie made with a combination of almond flour, shredded coconut and sweetened with some form of sugar.
Contrary to popular belief, coconut macaroons DO have coconut in them, often in the mixture and also coated.
Macaroons differ from macarons. While both are cookies, the macaroons use coconut and macarons actually use meringue (beaten egg whites and sugar). The latter also can have multiple colors and flavors.
No Bake Keto Vegan Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Unlike traditional macaroons, these are secretly healthy and require no baking.
They are made with just 4 simple ingredients, have NO added sugar and are ridiculously low carb. They use one bowl to make and take less than 5 minutes.
Seriously, they are so easy to make, I’ve been making them for all my friends who ask for a last-minute dessert…literally.
How to make keto vegan coconut macaroons
Making these vegan and keto coconut no bake macaroons is ridiculously easy!
You’ll start by combining your coconut and almond flour and mixing well. Add in your syrup and it will yield a crumbly texture. Add your coconut milk and mix well, until a thick batter is formed. If the batter is a little too crumbly, add more milk.
Let the batter sit for around 10 minutes. Then, using your hands, form small balls of dough. Place them on a lined plate and press into a cookie shape. If desired, add chocolate chips and refrigerate until firm.
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Keto Coconut Macaroon Ingredients- Just 4 Ingredients!
You only need 4 ingredients to make no cook macaroons. There are lots of substitution options if you follow paleo, vegan or gluten-free diets!
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Almond Flour
- Keto Maple Syrup
- Coconut Milk
- Chocolate Chips- Optional
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
There are several kinds of shredded coconut on the market. I always recommend unsweetened shredded coconut, to keep it keto-friendly and sugar-free.
If you can find macaroon style coconut, that is an even better option, as it is finely milled (often referred to as desiccated coconut).
There are several kinds of almond flour/meals on the market, and while they generally can be used interchangeably, they do affect the taste and texture.
- Blanched almond flour– I prefer using this form of almond flour, purely because it provides a light, almost-white color- Something I wanted for a coconut-heavy recipe. It also is extremely finely milled
- General Almond Flour– Almond flour is similar to blanched almond flour, although it is darker, thanks to their skins remaining on them when processed.
- Almond Meal- Grittier than the two aforementioned blends, the meal has a distinct almond flavor and can often need a little extra sticky sweetener added to shape into cookies.
Keto Friendly Sweeteners
- Keto Maple Syrup– Keto maple syrup is the only keto-approved sticky sweetener that acts like maple syrup. It’s sweet, low carb and completely sugar free, making it suitable for a ketogenic diet.
- Liquid Stevia- I often use liquid stevia to enhance the sweetness of a recipe. This vanilla one is my favorite, as it also means I don’t need to add any vanilla extract
- Monk fruit sweetener– A granulated natural sweetener which is low carb, keto-friendly and zero calorie!
Refined Sugar Free Sweeteners
Any of the below mentioned sticky sweeteners can be used. Be wary that honey is not strictly vegan and that brown rice syrup is not overly sweet, but SUPER sticky!
- Pure maple syrup
- Agave nectar
- Brown Rice Syrup
Keto Chocolate Chips
- Keto friendly and Sugar Free Chocolate Chips– Use either Stevia Sweetened Chips or 100% Bakers Chocolate, chopped finely.
- Vegan Paleo Chocolate Chips- If you don’t follow a strict ketogenic diet, you can fold through some of these dairy-free chocolate chips.
Can you freeze coconut macaroons?
Coconut macaroons are soft and fudgy in texture, and must be stored in the fridge at all times. Keep them in a covered container, and they will remain fresh for 2 weeks.
You can freeze keto vegan macaroons, by wrapping them in parchment paper and placing them in the freezer. They can be kept frozen for up to 6 months.
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4 Ingredient Keto Vegan Coconut Macaroons
- Line a large plate or baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl or high-speed blender, combine all your ingredients until fully incorporated. If the batter is too crumbly, add a little more sticky sweetener and/or coconut milk until a thick batter remains.
- Using your hands, form into small balls. Press each ball lightly into a cookie shape. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.