Cocon”oat” Macaroons

Erika, oh Erika…do you have any idea how grateful I am for you and your magical recipes???

Ladies and gentlemen, Erika Peterson, aka Clean Simple Foodie, is back at it again…giving us her secrets to deliciousness, one recipe at a time. These mouth-watering Cocon”oat” Macaroons will blow your mind. Light and crispy, and perfectly sweet and chocolatey… they won’t totally blow your diet either ;). To be totally clear, this “cleaner” version of a macaroon is still 100 calories, so portion control is a MUST. My recommendation? Save these babies for your Cheat Day, and enjoy away!

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By: Erika Peterson, Clean Simple Foodie

Cocon”oat” Macaroons

This recipe puts a fun “clean” and simple spin on traditional coconut macaroons – light and crispy with the perfect touch of sweetness!!

What you’ll need:

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup all natural almond butter
1 whole egg
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
A dash of sea salt and cinnamon
Amberlyn Chocolates dark chocolate chunks or other extra dark chocolate chunks.

What you’ll do:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Beat the oil, almond butter, egg, and sugar together until smooth. Add the oats, coconut, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
3. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Should make 22 cookies.
4. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and press a chocolate chunk in the middle of each macaroon. Let cool 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy!!

What’s in it:

100 calories, 6g fat, 11g carb, 2g protein (per cookie).

Want to connect with Erika? Find and follow her here: cleansimplefoodie.com

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7 Comments

  1. Carrie - July 12, 2015

    Thank you so much for the tips and recipes! Part of my health plan is making my own sweets…50lbs down. I have a lot to go but I’m on the way. I would like to give back by sharing my tips on this recipe. Try substituting 1/4c honey for the Palm sugar. It is more natural and has fewer calories. I used a melon baller to scoop it on the cookie sheet and made 24 cookies. Myfitnesspal says they’re about 95 calories each and that is with a piece of Ghirardelli dark chocolate on top! Yum!

  2. Nancy - May 26, 2015

    hello Heidi,

    I gained aproximately 15 pounds, in menopause and no matter what i do nothing seems to work.

    can you help

    Regards
    Nancy

  3. Tessa - May 10, 2015

    They look delicious. Are they ok for my hubby who has type 2 diabetes

    • Team Powell - May 10, 2015

      It would be best for him to check with his doctor to make sure. Enjoy!

  4. Kathy - May 5, 2015

    Hi,
    I would really like to try this out, but i`m allergic to almonds and also to hazelnuts and bananas. So what could I use als replacement?

    • Team Powell - May 5, 2015

      You could try any type of nut butter. It might change the taste and consistency a bit, but should still be yummy. Enjoy!

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