Keto Coconut Macaroons (Vegan, Paleo, No Bake)

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.

When it comes to no bake keto desserts, I’ve been making cashew butter fat bombs, peanut butter balls and these simple coconut macaroons. 

Keto Vegan Coconut Macaroons

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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Vegan Keto Coconut Macaroons

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). 

Almond Flour

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
  • Honey
  • Brown Rice Syrup

Keto 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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No Bake Macaroons

4 Ingredient Keto Vegan Coconut Macaroons

Hands down, the easiest healthy no bake coconut macaroons ever! Using just 4 Ingredients and taking 5 minutes, these keto and vegan coconut macaroon cookies are soft, chewy and seriously addictive! Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Dairy Free. 
4.26 from 63 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto vegan macaroons, low carb macaroon cookies, no bake macaroons, sugar free macaroon cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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. 

Notes

* Maple syrup, monk fruit maple syrup, brown rice syrup, agave, and honey all work. 
** I use canned coconut milk as it is thicker than cartoned. If you use a cartoned milk, you may need to increase your sticky sweetener to compensate. 
4 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut No Bake Macaroons (Keto, Sugar Free) need to be kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. These cookies are also freezer friendly too. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg | NET CARBS: 1g
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24 thoughts on “Keto Coconut Macaroons (Vegan, Paleo, No Bake)

  1. Hi, can I use coconut flour instead of almond flour? I see so many recipes I’d like to try, but we have nut allergies in the house. Thanks! These really look good!

  2. Arman, you never cease to amaze me…..I can’t wait to make these and I am running to BAM to see if they have your first cookbook!!!!!

  3. I just now discovered you and will following you forever, I think! But I have a question. How can these cookies be low carb with 3/4 cup of the sticky sweetener?

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