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Coconut Macaroons

These aren’t the delicate, coloured macaroons that you see on the Great British Bake Off, and have recently become quite trendy again, but instead they are easy peasy, fat free morsels of deliciousness. They are also an excellent way of using up egg whites if you have had enough of meringues.

This is what you need:

  • 2 free range egg whites
  • 100g fair trade caster sugar
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • sultanas (optional)
  • 50g chocolate-melted (optional)

This is what you do:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4
  • Grease a baking tray or use a re-usable liner
  • Mix the egg whites, sugar and coconut together. You can add your sultanas at this stage-I do half plain and half with sultanas
  • Spread the mix out onto a clean work surface, and flatten it down with your hands to about 1cm thick


  •  Use a circle cutter, approximately 6 or 7cm diameter to cut circles of mix and then use a palette knife to very carefully transfer them onto the tray. I got 10 circles and 1 lump of squished together leftovers from this amount of mix


  • Bake in the oven for 8-10minutes. Keep an eye on them-they go from golden tinged (good) to brown all over (bad) in moments!
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired


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  • Reply KnitNell August 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Before I believe anything anyone says on this Post – fat or no fat – I want to test the facts for myself. Any chance you could pop a macaroon in an envelope? Surrey’s not far and I take my research very seriously ……

    • Reply Jen August 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      All gone *scoffing noises*
      You’ll have to try them yourself..!

  • Reply treadingmyownpath August 28, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Not exactly ‘fat-free’ though Jen! Coconut is 92% fat! And chocolate has a fair bit too! (Plus the eggs) Although coconut is healthy fat and they look great… possibly a slightly misleading description, that is all! : p

    • Reply Robyn August 28, 2013 at 10:28 am

      92%?! Hardly that much – would be worth checking your figures I think!

      Jen – these are a real blast from my childhood, for me! Yum!

      • Reply treadingmyownpath August 28, 2013 at 10:58 am

        Oops! That’s what happens when I try to multitask! Dessicated coconut is 30% fat. (92% is the amount of saturated fat in coconut oil – something completely different!) Anyways, fat is delicious and I’m not complaining! : )

      • Reply Jen August 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm


    • Reply Jen August 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      My apologies-I kind of meant no butter/oil etc. Better hope Trading Standards aren’t reading…!

  • Reply booketta August 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Nom nom!

    • Reply Jen August 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Indeed 🙂

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