Delicious (and Gluten-Free!) Coconut Macaroons are Perfect for Passover
Did you know that baking your own Coconut Macaroons is incredibly easy? In under 30 min and with only five ingredients you can whip-up your own batch for the upcoming holiday. Even if you don't celebrate Passover, these gluten-free treats are a perfect afternoon sweet fix.
What You'll Need:
Makes 30 macaroons
- 4 egg whites, large
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- Shredded coconut, toasted
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg whites, sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract. Whisk vigorously until frothy.
Step 2: Fold in the shredded coconut. Mix until well combined.
Step 3: Using slightly wet hands, form the mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Alternatively, you can use an ice cream scoop. Bake for 20 minutes or until bottoms are a deep golden color. Allow the macaroons to cool completely before serving or storing.
Tip: If you can't find pre-toasted coconut, you can easily toast it yourself by spreading out the flakes evenly on a baking sheet and baking in a preheated oven for about 2 minutes, or until lightly golden. You can also use a more coarsely shredded version of coconut. Great variations are with chocolate chips!
All photography by Karen Biton-Cohen