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Vanilla Mesquite Almond Butter Macaroons

By Tuesday, August 13, 2013 , , , , ,

Macaroons are one of those typically British things, almost like scones. When I returned to England in December after 9 years of living in New Zealand, I was determined to try some and see what they were like. In my quest to find a macaroon I came across many which contained ridiculous amounts of sugar, and of course they all contained egg whites, too. I wanted to copy the light, fluffy coconutty biscuit, but make it less sugary and more wholesome, and I wanted to make it vegan too. These macaroons are packed full of coconut goodness, plus they have the addition of almond butter and mesquite powder for extra nutrition. They're light and fluffy, full of flavour and seriously good for you, too.

Makes 8 biscuits

You will need:
1 1/2 cups Desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
1/4 cup Melted coconut oil
1/4 cup Maple syrup/agave nectar
1/4 cup Raw almond butter
1 tbsp Mesquite powder
1 tbsp Vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 175C, then mix all of the above ingredients well in a bowl. Once combined, separate the mixture into 8 even balls, and use a fork to squash them flat. Bake them on a flat baking tray for about 10 minutes or until brown and a little crispy on the outside. Be careful not to burn them as the cook very quickly, and allow them to cool before eating

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  1. Is there any alternative for the almond butter and mesquite powder? Those two things is IMPOSSIBLE to come by here in my country! I really want to try this, macaroons is one of my favorite snacks, and this looks delicious!

    1. Mesquite powder isn't essential, it's just for flavour and you can leave it out or replace it for cinnamon or cacao powder quite easily. The almond butter is very necessary, it's what holds the macaroons together! You could make your own by putting raw almonds in the food processor, or you could substitute another nut butter in instead, such as peanut butter. Good luck!

  2. Does this make 6 or 8? Sorry, it just says two different things so I was unsure!

    1. Sorry for the confusion! I usually make 8 :)