These macaroons are great for coconut lovers because you can get your coconut cookie fix in a healthy(er) way. The recipe uses unsweetened coconut and monk fruit sweetener to cut down on the sugar so you can treat yourself to a second cookie and not feel guilty.

Healthier Macaroons [Vegan, Gluten-Free]







  • 3 tablespoons ground flax plus 9 tablespoons water
  • 8 tablespoons shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 5 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons oat fiber
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup monk fruit sweetener


  1. Combine flax and water in large mixing bowl, and stir.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, and stir them until they're well-combined.
  3. Refrigerate your dough for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F, line baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
  5. Roll dough into 15 equal-sized balls, place them on a baking sheet, and push them down to flatten the bottoms.
  6. Bake them for 30-35 minutes, or until they're slightly firm to the touch. They will firm up a bit more as they cool.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 48 | Carbs: 10 g | Fat: 4 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 8 mg | Sugar: 0 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.