4 Ingredient Gluten Free, Vegan Macaroons

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Here is a great recipe with just a few ingredients that are perfect for Passover or any spring get-together. These Raw Vegan Coconut Macaroons are a low-carb, sugar-free, healthy twist on the traditional macaroons recipe found at Passover meals. With their wholesome ingredients and delicious flavor, these vegan keto cookies serve as a symbol of renewal and celebration which makes them an ideal addition to your Passover festivities. So, why not embrace the season with this delightful recipe that not only honors tradition but also nourishes the body and soul with every bite?

What Are Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroons Made Of?

In this delicious, low carb, easy recipe, we combine unsweetened flakes, chunks, or shredded coconut with almonds and a little bit of hemp seeds to create the creaminess of marzipan. Then we add a dropper full of English Toffee Stevia or almond extract to the mix for that perfect macaroon flavor with the slightly sweet taste.

With just a few nutrient-rich ingredients, we can create a heavenly treat that's nourishing for your whole body.

You can customize these macaroons in many ways!

  • For a chocolate version, add dark chocolate extract, cacao powder, or dip in melted sugar-free chocolate. You can also mix in some cacao nibs for extra texture and flavor.
  • For different flavors, experiment with different extracts, such as vanilla, coconut, or peppermint, to add depth to the flavor profile. You can also try flavored stevia drops in various flavors, like raspberry, chocolate, or coconut, for a slightly sweet flavor. Or give it a spring taste with some lime or lemon zest.
  • For winter-time flavors, try a pinch of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom to infuse warmth and complexity into the macaroons.
  • To make these look even more like traditional macaroons, roll them into shredded coconut.

These macaroons are so healthy, you can have them for breakfast. Use them as a topper on a breakfast porridge like this Chocolatey Hormone Balancing Breakfast Porridge. Just swap the toppings for a macaroon.

Get creative and experiment with different ingredients to make these macaroons uniquely yours!

Looking for a different low carb dessert option for Passover? Try my Quick and Easy Vegan Keto Coconut Cake.

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How Do You Make Keto Coconut Macaroons?

This dairy-free recipe takes just a few simple steps. Gather the dried coconut, rinse and drain the soaked almonds, take out your hemp seeds, and decide what flavor you want.

For this recipe, we used English Toffee Stevia, but you could use almond extract for a more traditional marzipan taste.

Put everything in a food processor and process until the dough is finely ground and the mixture holds together well. Be cautious not to over-process, as this may result in the mixture turning into nut butter. If your almonds were not soaked long enough and the mixture is too dry, consider adding a touch of coconut cream to achieve the desired consistency.

Once the mixture reaches the right texture, shape it by hand by scooping about 1 tablespoon with a cookie scoop and forming into small mounds or press it into candy molds to create uniform shapes.

Your macaroons are now ready to enjoy! You can enjoy them immediately. If you prefer a firmer texture, place them in the refrigerator for a short while before indulging.

Feel free to customize your keto macaroons by adding variations such as cacao powder or melted chocolate for a chocolatey flavor, add some vanilla extract or different extracts for varied tastes, or flavored stevia drops to enhance sweetness. You can also experiment with textures by adjusting the processing time and incorporating additional ingredients like dried fruits, spices, or nut butter swirls.

Out of almonds? Use almond flour and add it with the hemp seeds.

These delicious keto macaroons are a nutritious dessert or snack, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while adhering to a gluten-free, raw vegan, or keto diet. Enjoy the decadent flavors guilt-free!

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How Do Each Of These Ingredients Help With Blood Sugar Balancing And Other Hormones?

Coconut

Coconut is rich in healthy fats, primarily medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which support hormone production and balance. Additionally, coconut contains dietary fiber, which slows down the absorption of glucose in the bloodstream, promoting more stable blood sugar levels.

Coconut also contains lauric acid, a type of MCT that is antimicrobial. Lauric acid can help balance the microorganisms in the gut. Maintaining a diverse and balanced microbiome is important to keep hormones balanced.

Coconut has a low glycemic index, which helps to manage insulin sensitivity. Stable blood sugar levels are important for hormone production and signaling.

Almonds

Almonds have a high content of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats are needed as building blocks for hormones.

Almonds are rich in the antioxidant, vitamin E, which helps protect cells from oxidative damage and supports immune function. Vitamin E is also involved in hormone production. As a fat-soluble vitamin, almonds also provide the fat needed to absorb the vitamin E.

Almonds contain phytochemicals such as lignans, which are plant compounds with weak estrogenic activity that may help balance estrogen levels in the body. These estrogen-like effects help alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal fluctuations, such as hot flashes and mood swings.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are tiny seeds that are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids serve as building blocks for hormones and help maintain the integrity of cell membranes aiding in efficient hormone signaling. Hemp seeds also contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which has anti-inflammatory properties. GLA has been associated with reduced symptoms related to PMS and menopause.

Hemp seeds are a good source of plant-based protein. Protein is necessary for hormone synthesis and helps support muscle growth and repair. Hemp seeds contain several vitamins and minerals that support hormone balance. They are rich in magnesium, zinc, and vitamin E. Magnesium is involved in enzymatic reactions related to hormone synthesis and metabolism. Zinc is involved in the production and regulation of insulin and thyroid hormones, while vitamin E protects cells from oxidative stress.

Stevia

Stevia is a natural sweetener that does not affect blood sugar levels, making it an excellent alternative to refined sugars for those watching their carbohydrate intake. By using stevia instead of traditional sweeteners, these macaroons maintain their sweetness without causing spikes in blood glucose.

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With ingredients that have a minimal impact on blood sugar levels, such as stevia and coconut, these keto coconut macaroons aren't just regular macaroons. They provide a guilt-free indulgence for those monitoring their carbohydrate intake or aiming to stabilize their blood sugar levels.

With just a handful of simple ingredients and minimal prep time, this coconut macaroon recipe is an ideal choice for people leading busy lifestyles yet wishing to indulge in a dessert. The versatility of this recipe allows for easy customization to suit individual taste preferences—whether it's incorporating cacao powder for a rich chocolatey flavor or experimenting with different extracts for a personalized twist.

Opting for these homemade macaroons over store-bought options allows you to steer clear of added sugars, preservatives, and artificial ingredients commonly found in commercial desserts.

Whether you're following a raw vegan diet, looking for a gluten-free treat, or simply seeking a healthier, yummy snack option to soothe that sweet tooth, these Sugar-free, Gluten-Free, Raw Vegan Coconut Macaroons are a perfect choice to satisfy your sweet cravings while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients.

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Health Desert - Gluten Free, Vegan Macaroons

This is a fantastic meal that requires very few ingredients and would be ideal for any springtime gathering, including Passover. This recipe for raw vegan coconut macaroons is a nutritious, sugar-free, low-carb alternative to the classic macaroons served during Passover. These vegan keto cookies are a great addition to your Passover celebrations because of their healthful ingredients and mouthwatering flavor, which also serve as a symbol of renewal and joy. With each taste, this delicious meal not only respects tradition but also nourishes the body and soul, so why not enjoy it and embrace the season?
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 24
Calories 116 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried coconut
  • 2 cups almonds soaked well (You could use almond flour in a pinch)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp
  • 1 dropper full English Toffee Stevia
  • Almond extract if desired

Instructions

  • Process all of the ingredients in a food processor just until they hold together to form your dough (too long will turn it into nut butter). If the almonds are not soaked long enough, you may need to add just a touch of coconut cream.
  • Shape the mixture by hand or press it into candy molds.
  • These are ready to eat right away at room temperature or put on parchment paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator to eat chilled later.

Notes

*You can make them chocolate by adding some cacao and even some cacao nibs, or change the flavor with different extracts or flavored stevia.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.002gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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Where Can You Find This And Other Nutritious And Delicious Recipes Like It?

This recipe was adapted from Celebrating the Healthy Way: Nutritious Alternatives to Easter and Passover Dishes With Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo from Body Freedom Nutrition Lab. For more recipes for plant-based keto desserts and dishes like this…

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