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March 2014

Paleo coconut macaroons

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So before we have the macaron macaroon debate just go read this: Macaron vs Macaroon Article – this is a French Macaroon – except a paleo version ^_^ I have a new super cool friend (Caryn – web-blog-helloooooo) and she is all super cool and paleo like me! She is a tad more disciplined … *averts eyes* and WAY more active in the kitchen *again-averts eyes*. Between her and her (awesome-sounding) mom I have tasted more paleo muffins and rolls and treats than I have ever made in my own kitchen… *averts eyes again* Anyway – this recipe comes from Caryn and her super mom – whom I one day would very much like to meet – and this recipe was the very first paleo treat that SERIOUSLY hit the spot. For those uber paleo-ists out there, there is honey in this recipe, so it may not be for you, but for the rest of us not-as-uber-paleo-ists this is IT. This will change your paleo life. I could live off of these guys. I have not worked out a calorie count per macaroon… (Originally from Elana’s Pantry.) — Recipe — Ingredients: 6 egg whites pinch of salt 1/2 cup of honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 2.5 cups desiccated coconut 1 cup shredded coconut (half for mixing in, half for topping afterward) Method: *preheat the oven to 180* Beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold in the other ingredients slowly – only half a cup of the shredded coconut. Spoon rough dollops of the mixture onto a baking tray with baking paper on it (I also sprayed the baking paper with spray ‘n cook as an extra precaution and I had no trouble getting the macaroons off) KEEP FOLDING YOUR MIXTURE as you go!! The honey starts to separate… Bake at 180 for 12 minutes. When you take them out leave to cool – they may seem a tad soft/underdone, but trust your oven. My honey spread and burnt a little, but it tasted SO good a bit burnt – added another “dimension” so I would not worry about that at all. I served mine with frozen blueberries, and hot coconut milk. It tasted like .. I dont know.. bread and butter pudding except on paleo crack ;) Guilt free treats ^_^ (in this first pic you can see the mixture & honey is starting to separate a bit… )


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