Tasty, gluten-free coconut macaroons recipe

Coconut Macaroons Recipe

These tasty coconut macaroons are gluten free, just 81 calories per serving, and a snap to make! #glutenfree #celiacawarenessmonth See full recipe here: http://healtheconnect.bannerhealth.com/2017/05/coconut-macaroons-recipe/

Posted by Banner Health on Friday, May 12, 2017

Most people love cookies, right? But, some people can’t eat them because of health reasons. Well, this tasty coconut macaroons recipe is gluten free—perfect for people with gluten intolerance. Plus, with only 81 calories per serving, these sweet treats are just right for those sweet-tooth cravings. Best of all? They’re a snap to make.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ½ Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz egg whites (about 5 to 6 egg whites)


Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and cornstarch until the cornstarch has no lumps. Add the coconut and the vanilla and whisk to combine. Add the egg whites and whisk until combined.

With an ice cream scoop, scoop dough by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheets on a wire rack. Remove from baking sheets when completely cool.

  • Yield: 40 cookies
  • Serving size: 1 cookie

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 81
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
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