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Chewy coconut macaroons

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 16
Dietary Vegetarian
These moreish mouthfuls are coconut taste bombs suitable for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. One macaroon provides 55 kcal, 0.7g protein, 3g carbohydrate (of which 1.8g sugars), 4.5g fat (of which 4g saturates), 1.3g fibre and 0.1g salt.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

  2. Stir all of the ingredients together in a saucepan over a medium heat until well combined. Continue to cook for 4-5 minutes until the coconut milk has been absorbed into the mixture and the mixture has thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

  3. Scoop tablespoonfuls of the macaroon mixture onto the prepared baking tray, to form small domes, leaving a gap between each. Bake in the middle of the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until toasted and golden-brown at the edges.

  4. Remove from the oven and set the macaroons aside to cool completely, then enjoy.


  • 80g/2¾oz desiccated coconut
  • 125ml/4½fl oz full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

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