Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons

These macaroons are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and almost Paleo. Do you have anyone in your life that once they hear these words they automatically pass?! My sister is the queen of this. Once I tell here something is Paleo she gives me “that look” and I know she’s already skeptical before she even tries it. I promise you these are an exception though. They just have some really great quality ingredients packed with flavor so you don’t need a lot of them. They get crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Perfect cookie in my book. So when you make these don’t tell anyone they are free of anything! Let them try them, make their opinions and then inform they just how good they are. I bet they’ll be surprised!



  • 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut 
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 2 tbs. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • dash of sea salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the coconut, almond flour, cacao nibs, and sea salt.
  3. Add in the vanilla and melted coconut oil and begin to mix.
  4. Slowly add in the maple syrup until the coconut mixture begins to get sticky. You may need more or less syrup depending.
  5. Shape your macaroons in tbs. sized balls and place on well greased (these will stick!) baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes until the tops start to brown slightly.

Makes 20 Macaroons 



What’s your favorite “healthier” treat that tastes great? Are you skeptical of foods labeled as “healthy”??? 

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30 thoughts on “Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons

  1. Amanda @ .running with spoons.

    Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside? Mmm sounds perfect! I’m definitely a little skeptical of treats labelled as healthy just because I did so much bad experimenting with them in the past, but some of them are really, really good and I often prefer them over the traditional kind!

    1. danielle Post author

      I agree! I’ve definitely had some major healthy fails in my past but done right they can be awesome!

  2. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    I just tried macaroons for the FIRST time this past Easter and loved them! I used to really dislike coconut as a child but those days are long gone thank goodness. Another recipe to try Danielle, thank you!

  3. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin

    Mmm I love macaroons!

    I’m a bit skeptical when things are labelled as healthy because I’ve eaten some pretty terrible healthy baked goods haha. But there are also some really delicious healthy treats out there, so I’m always willing to try them! 😀

    1. danielle Post author

      Hahaha it’s very true! Some definitely are a recipe for disaster and others are great! You just have to try them I guess :)

  4. AJ

    YUM! These look awesome! And my sister is kinda the same way…she gives me the evil eye any time I sneak protein powder into something.

    I love your new blog design!! I am probably way behind but I follow you via email so I don’t always see the site. Its beautiful!



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