Egg-Free Coconut Macaroons

Are you looking for a healthy dessert?  These Coconut Macaroons are Vegan and Sugar Free!  We LOVE macaroons but almost all of them have eggs as a main ingredient and my son is allergic to eggs.  So there are perfect :)!

Aaaah — Macaroons.

For some reason I have always had a thing for these little mounds of coconut.

Since my son’s diagnosis with a life-threatening allergy to egg, my heart always ached whenever I saw a macaroon recipe.

Cause coconut macaroons are almost ALWAYS made with egg, and I couldn’t share the deliciousness with him.

I tried once or twice to make an egg-free version, but the resulting cookie fell apart much too easily.

So when I saw a recipe for Egg-Free Coconut Macaroons just before Easter, my face lit up with a smile, I pulled the ingredients together and gave them a whirl.

I adapted a recipe by Recipes Reinvented, and we now have another dessert success in our coconut-loving home.

These taste great plain (the vanilla version) and are fabulous with the cocoa (or carob) added.

 You could really do loads of variations – think peppermint, berry…..even perhaps pumpkin!

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These have just the right touch of sweetness and hold together pretty well for not having eggs in them.

And like everything else, when you make it yourself, you really can save a ton of money.

I priced vegan macaroons online and they were $7 per pound.  These cost – maybe $1.50 per pound :-).

I always feel a great sense of accomplishment when I can make something delicious for my family — and then I see the same thing in a store or online that costs a small fortune.

Just ask my husband – I get this silly grin on my face when I show him the price tag of the overpriced version.

My kids are now in on the “game” too.

Happy Mom — Happy Sons  — Happy Budget.

Enjoy!

More Special-Diet Friendly Desserts:

Homemade “Almond Joy” Bars
Healthier “Reese’s” Candy
Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips
Homemade “Jello”
Soft Pumpkin Cookies (these taste like Enjoy Life Allergy Free Cookies [we think so, at least])

Do you have a recipe that needs a makeover for health or allergy reasons?  Let me know!

 

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  1. Isn’t it so great when you find a recipe to benefit an allergy? I have to be dairy free and LOVE it when I am able to find something or tweak a loved recipe to work for me! Thank you for sharing! We’re neighbors at Growing Home today ;) Blessings! simplyhelpinghim.com

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  3. Hi, Adrienne, do you think I could use honey as the sweetener in these? I have never used stevia extract…and prefer not to use granulated sugar. Wondering what you think!? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

  4. Just tried this recipe with honey! Worked wonderfully, though I only used 4 tsp as all I have is organic wildflower honey and so the flavour is quite strong.

    Thanks for the recipe :) My food-sensitive coworkers will be so surprised!

  5. Wow! I first saw an egg free macaroon recipe in a vintage WW2 era cookbook designed to reduce our homefront use of important food products needed to fuel Americas war efforts. Thanks for the trip back through my Grandmother’s kitchen.

  6. Oh, I miss coconut macaroons! I can’t have any sweeteners or grains at all. Do you think this would work with no sweetener, and maybe arrowroot powder instead of flour? I could use something else moist instead of the sweetener. Thanks!

  7. So, I just tried out your recipe. These taste wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I’m wondering if I did something wrong, though. When I cooked them, they spread out into large flat gooey cookies instead of the beautiful mounds of coconut you have pictured. I used whole coconut milk from the can, rice flour and brown rice syrup as a sweetener. Any suggestions?

  8. These sound too good to be true! I just love simple recipes. They look absolutely scrumptious, too!