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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Coconut Macaroons (GF)


 COCONUT MACAROONS
Easy recipe.  I assume xylitol would work really well or the Stevia blends (but I don’t tolerate those well) in this recipe.  High fiber cookies – what a nice way to get one’s daily fiber. Remember xylitol is deadly for dogs.  I have some in my pantry but I dare not use it on account of little Smiley.

1/3  cup granulated erythritol  (75 mL)
Liquid sucralose to equal 1/3  cup (75 mL)
    SPLENDA® Granular
1/4 cup water (60 mL)
1 tsp honey (5mL)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
2 cups unsweetened coconut (500 mL)
  (finely shredded)

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).  In medium saucepan, combine erythritol, liquid sucralose, water, honey and salt.  Bring to the boil and boil about 1 minute.  In small bowl, beat egg whites.  In large bowl, combine coconut, syrup and add egg whites gradually until dough forms and it is easy to form small balls.

Using a tablespoon measure with a round bottom, measure dough and using a teaspoon release rounded coconut macaroons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes, turn pan and bake another 4 minutes or until light brown underneath.

Helpful Hints:  I may have boiled the syrup a little longer, so needed the 2 egg whites.  It really depends on the fineness of your coconut as well as the amount of syrup you have.  You want the dough to be just wet enough to easily form rounded cookies.

Yield:   22 macaroons
1 macaroon
63.7 calories
0.9 g protein
5.6 g fat
1.7 g carbs

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Jennifer, how would you sub in the Xylitol? One for one instead of the erythritol or some other amount? And as usual, looks so good and beautiful presentation!

Jennifer said...

If you can tolerate xylitol really well then you can replace all the sweeteners one for one, but to be safe combine it with Splenda or another sweetener that you tolerate well. Xylitol in excess can cause tummy issues.

RVcook said...

If I may...Nancy, you could use 1/4 c. xylitol and add a small amount of stevia to bring up the sweetness level which will help with the taste and also mitigate any tummy issues that could arise. Stevia by itself really doesn't do baked treats any justice, but when you combine it with another sweetener, it is almost magical!

Jennifer...another AMAZING recipe. I absolutely LOVE coconut macaroons! The chewy, gooey, sweet, wonderful morsels of deliciousness are irresistible! Thank you for this wonderful recipe. Can't wait to try it!

Jennifer said...

Hi Donna! I made your pancakes today and I absolutely love them! I will make them tomorrow as well and will contact you then.

Thanks, Donna, for helping Nancy. :)

buttoni said...

Mmmmm. My favorite cookie. These look delicious, Jennifer, and I haven't tried a L/C macaroon yet. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

You're welcome, Peggy. :)