April 6, 2011

Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Coconut Macaroons

Yeah, baby! These macaroons are vegan, gluten-free, and free of refined sugars. And they are fantastic with hot tea. I feel very British while eating these and sipping my organic black tea. It makes me want invite Rupert Giles over for a chat about the current state of the Hellmouth.
I come from a long line of deeply Southern women, who were descended from a long line of deeply Irish women. British I am not. But, delicious these macaroons are! Hey, that sounded more Yoda than British, didn't it?

Anyway, here's how to make 'em...

3 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer
4 tablespoons water
1/4 cup coconut milk (the canned stuff)
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Lightly oil a medium baking sheet, or spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Mix egg replacer and water in a large bowl and whisk together until all lumps are gone.
  • Add coconut milk, agave nectar, salt, flour and baking powder. Mix well.
  • Fold in coconut until well distributed throughout.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonful (or use a small cookie scoop) onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Keep an eye on your cookies for the last few minutes, and pull them out if they're getting too dark around the edges.
  • Transfer gently to a wire rack for cooling.
  • Makes 24 cookies.
  • Enjoy!
The next time I make these, I might try drizzling a little melted chocolate over the tops. I think that would taste sublime!

NUTRITION INFO (per cookie):
Calories: 88.2 / Total Fat: 3.9g (Saturated Fat: 0.4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g) / Cholesterol: 0mg / Sodium: 20.6mg / Potassium: 5.5mg / Total Carbohydrates: 13g (Dietary Fiber: 0.9g, Sugar: 4.1g) / Protein: 1g


Debra said...

My stomach is wanting these so bad!

Blessings, Debra
Raw Vegan Diet

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Steph - VegFortWorth said...

This recipe is perfect! Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free! I may have to make these soon. I think I even have all the stuff on hand!

jess said...

Check out agave syrup online, it's not a healthy alternative. I used to to use it all the time but I found out recently that it's actually just as bad as high fructose corn syrup.
Sad, but I just use organic maple syrup or raw unrefined organic sugar which is not as expensive as maple syrup and better for you then agave.
Our body can process sugar just the refined sugar with added chemicals our body does not like it.