Saturday Snacks – Diabetes-Friendly Coconut Macaroons

Ahhh macaroons… one of the greatest concoctions ever. As far back as I can remember, someone has always made them for my Mom’s annual cookie swap. Back when I was a child (you know, many many many moons ago!), I wasn’t too big on many cookies. But with these things, I could do some serious damage!

My best friend also makes an amazing, mouthwatering macaroon (though I am not positive on how diabetes-friendly it is). This is a recipe that makes the macaroon a little more diabetic-friendly (but of course, exercise moderation and self control!)

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Diabetic-Friendly Coconuts Macaroons

  • 2 ¾ cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup stevia blend
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 egg whites

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all cookie ingredients. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cookies are slightly browned at the edges. Allow to cool. Melt chocolate with butter. Drizzle over the cookies.

Nutritional Information per Cookie:

75 Calories  6.5 g Fat  0.5 mg Cholesterol 21 mg Sodium  7 g Carbohydrate  4.5 g Fiber  1 g Protein

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