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Vegan Coconut Macaroons {Gluten-free}

Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Macaroons are super easy to make, especially with this 6-ingredient recipe! These homemade sweet, toasty macaroons are perfect for dessert or to fulfill your sweet tooth craving!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 macaroons
Calories: 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, finely shredded
  • 1 cup Canned Coconut Cream, full-fat
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2/3 cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour, (or regular flour)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Sea Salt, optional
  • 1 cup Vegan Chocolate (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all the ingredients (except for the chocolate) to a large bowl and mix until fully incorporated. The mixture should form a sticky consistency.
  • Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time and form small balls. Make sure to pack tightly so that the macaroons do not fall apart while baking. Place the coconut macaroons on the baking sheet.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 25 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through. When the macaroons are done baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • If you are making chocolate-dipped macaroons, melt the chocolate using the double boil method or microwave method (described above). Dip the macaroons into the melted chocolate and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place them in the fridge for 5-8 minutes, or until the chocolate hardens.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

How to store Coconut Macaroons
  • These Vegan Coconut Macaroons easily last quite a while stored at room temperature. Simply store them in an airtight container and they will last up to 5 days. 
  • I like to keep my macaroons in the refrigerator where they last up to 2 weeks! You can eat them cold (which tastes delish!) or let them sit at room temperature before enjoying. 
  • You can also freeze these macaroons, which is perfect if you want to make a large batch and save some for those days when you have a craving for macaroons. To freeze, place them in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag, for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy them, place the macaroons on the counter to thaw first.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal