- 6 egg white (save the yokes to add to scrambled eggs)
- (beat until stiff peaks form, I used the whisk attachment on my Kitchen Aid mixer)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2/3 cup honey (run your honey under some hot water if it has crystallized, it needs to be liquid)
- (add sea salt to the eggs. Slowly pour in honey as the beater is still going)
- 2-1/2 cups of shredded coconut, unsweetened
- (fold in the shredded coconut with a spatula until it’s thoroughly mixed. Be gentle, you don’t want to deflate the eggs)
I used a big cookie scoop to scoop onto the an greased (I used coconut oil of course) cookie sheet, but you could mound with a tablespoon also. I left about an inch between my cookies; they don’t spread a whole lot. Time will vary depending on how big your cookies are, these took about 50 minutes. Allow to cool briefly on the cookie sheet, remove with a thin spatula and cool completely. They will continue to harden and dry as they cool.
1. When cracking the eggs, I set up 3 bowls; two little and one big + a place to put the shells. Crack 1 egg, separate out the white into the small bowl, the yolk into the other small bowl. Once you’ve separated it and no trace of yolk is in the white, dump the white into the big bowl that you’ll be mixing in. Repeat with the remaining eggs, this prevents one little bit of yolk from getting into all the egg whites, at the most one would be ‘contaminated’ and need to be dumped in with the yolks. Use the yolks tomorrow morning with a few other whole eggs for ‘super scramble’ scrambled eggs.
2. If your macaroons flatten and you’d like them to be more round, you can boil the honey as we do with this honey frosting recipe, that will make the honey-egg mixture less prone to deflating.
3. Using fresh shredded coconut in this recipe instead of dried is fantastic! Substitute equally the fresh for the dried coconut.
Enjoy! Our family, ahem, ate the entire batch in one day.
Nourishing Traditions has a macaroon recipe on page 532 as well, which isn’t GAPS friendly but is just fine for non-GAPS-type people :) (More info on GAPS)
Tropical Traditions sent me a gallon bucket of their shredded coconut to review. I wanted to make GAPS-legal dairy free cookies, so macaroons were a good choice. A gallon of shredded organic coconut for $15/gallon? I was going to buy some anyway, I don’t think this deal can be beat!
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My first batch of macaroons. A little dark, but still good. The oven was at 300 for an hour for these.
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