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Sugar Free Macaroons

Low carb cookies without the guilt! These Sugar Free Macaroons are totally sugar free, sweetened entirely with stevia. So have two… or four! 😉 

Sugar Free Vanilla Macaroons Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

This summer I set a personal goal to exercise and get healthier since, as of lately, exercise has essentially been nonexistent in my life.

Not only would I love to trim down a bit, but I wish to eliminate some of the pressure on my knees, ankles, and feet. My arthritis is very active in all of those places.

A week ago we bought a stationary recumbent bike, and I’ve been getting on it, faithfully, every day. So far it’s been great, the first few days were difficult on my knees, but now the kinks seem to have worked themselves out.  😉

I’m optimistic that over the long run this new change will be a very good thing. I’m trying to gently push myself, while also trying not to completely overdo it. It’s hard to know where that line is sometimes.

Sugar Free Vanilla Macroons Recipe from Allergy Free Alaska Bloge

In addition to working out on my bike, I’m trying to get back to eating grain-free and sugar-free. My body feels best when I eat that way – it can just be hard for me to maintain over the long-term. When I am sugar-free, I try to use stevia only, but I will use dates to sweeten items occasionally for special times.

Yesterday I was craving cookies something fierce, and I almost made my Sugar Free Chocolate Macaroons, but I desperately wanted a regular macaroon, not a chocolate one. These gluten-free coconut macaroons turned out amazing. I like them so much more than my chocolate variation, I mean… not to dissuade you from making those, but if you asked me my favorite – I’d have to tell you this recipe is it.

My gluten-free coconut macaroons taste much like the sugar-filled version, with sweet coconut and hints of vanilla. The addition of unsweetened apple sauce keeps the macaroons moist, while the NuNatural’s Liquid Vanilla Stevia ensures the cookies don’t have a bitter aftertaste.

Serve them with tea or coffee, and share one (or more!) with a friend. 😉

What are your health goals for this summer?

Megan
xoxoSugar Free Vanilla Macaroons from Allergy Free Alaska Blog

Sugar Free Macaroons

Sugar Free Macaroons

Yield: 20-24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

Low-carb cookies without the guilt! These Sugar Free Macaroons are totally sugar free, sweetened entirely with stevia. So have two… or four!

Ingredients

  • 8 egg whites from large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon NuNaturals Liquid Vanilla Stevia
  • 4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F) and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs whites, cream of tartar, and sea salt until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently fold in the unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, NuNaturals Liquid Vanilla Stevia, and the unsweetened shredded coconut.
  4. Pack the macaroon dough into a 1 1/2 tablespoon retractable scooper and then drop the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Gently reshape the dough to have a rounded top if necessary.
  5. Bake for 12-16 minutes, until the cookies hold together when touched, and the bottoms are golden brown. The tops of the cookies won’t appear golden. Place on a cooling rack and cool completely before enjoying. Store in an airtight container.

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Kaneez

Thursday 14th of December 2017

What can I substitute for the stevia? Maple syrup or brown rice syRup?

Megan

Tuesday 19th of December 2017

You might be able to replace it with a granulated sugar. You don't want to add a liquid sweetener because that would make the dough too wet.

Donna Wendt

Sunday 12th of March 2017

Looks and sound delicious . I'm so glad they are not chocolate . That is off my diet as well as gluten dairy , corn & grains . Thank you.

Laura

Saturday 26th of September 2015

These look so good. I have food allergies and have had to give up many foods. It is hard to find a dessert that only uses stevia or xylitol so I can't wait to try these. I just started a food blog for people like me so I'm so glad I came across your blog. I homeschooled my girls also.. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It was such a blessing. My God bless you and help you as you struggle with your health issues.

Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo

Saturday 11th of July 2015

Yummy! I love using stevia in dessert recipes to lower the sugar content. These look delish!

Megan

Saturday 11th of July 2015

Thanks, Heather!

Sheena @ Tea and Biscuits

Friday 26th of June 2015

Oooh, I'll need to try these! I love macaroons and I'm happy to report that my kids hate them, so all the more for me :) And I'm totally with you on the grain free/sugar free thing. I did the GAPS diet and stuck with it for three months about two years ago, I was so much better but it was so hard to maintain long term.