Citrus Coconut Macaroons


Citrus Coconut Macaroons

I love macaroons but it’s almost impossible to find ones made without egg whites. I make this version of them for holiday parties and guests who follow a gluten-free diet. I love the hint of lemon flavor in these and that they’re healthy and easy/quick to make!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 12


  • 1 1/2 cups coconut shreds
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (finely ground)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (solid, kept in refrigerator night before)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Add all ingredients to food processor.

  4. Using cookie scoop, scoop firmly packed balls of mixture. 

  5. Drop onto prepared baking sheet, making sure to space evenly apart.

  6. Bake until golden around edges and slightly golden on top (14-18 minutes).

  7. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 30-60 minutes before serving.