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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Allergy-Friendly Macaroons (egg free, dairy free, soy free, gluten free)

I love macaroons, but they typically contain egg whites to bind the coconut together.  Imagine my surprise when I came across a recipe for an egg-free macaroon, and it wasn't even in an allergy cookbook!  In "The Tea Table" by Shelley and Bruce Richardson, I found an easy recipe for their signature macaroons using sweetened condensed milk as a binder.  Since we can't eat milk either, I thought I'd try substituting caramelized coconut milk instead.  It worked!  The drizzled chocolate over the top also helps to hold these fragile cookies together, and the taste is just wonderful.

Allergy-Free Macaroons

1 14 oz. can coconut milk
1 cup brown rice syrup
2 tsp vanilla
10 oz. coconut, flaked
1/4 cup white rice flour
1 cup allergy-friendly chocolate chips
1 tsp. coconut oil

Begin by caramelizing the coconut milk.  Mix with brown rice syrup and heat over medium-low heat until thickened, about 30 minutes.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Cool at least 10 minutes (I popped my pan right in the fridge to speed it up).

In a large mixing bowl, stir together coconut and flour.  Add the coconut milk mixture and blend well.  Scoop by tablespoons, and press with free hand to form a ball (actually more like an egg shape).  Set carefully on foil-lined cookie sheets, then bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes, or until browned on top.  As ovens vary, check these often toward the end of the baking time.  The sheet I had in the middle of the oven browned in about 25 minutes, while the sheet at the bottom of the oven took an additional 10 minutes.  Let cool before removing from tray.

Meanwhile, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a glass measuring cup.  Microwave until melted, about 1.5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.  Drizzle warm chocolate over cookies and let cool.  Makes about 30 cookies.

Shared with Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Real Food 101 at Ruth's Real Food and On The Menu Monday at The Stone Gable and the Hearth and Soul Hop at Premeditated Leftovers and Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager and a Gluten Free Holiday at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and Traditional Tuesday at Cooking Traditional Foods and Tea Party Tuesday at Sweetology and Tasty Tuesday at Naptime Creations and Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Gluten Free Wednesday at The Gluten Free Homemaker and Pennywise Platter at the Nourishing Gourmet and Wellness Weekend at Diet Dessert and Dogs and the Gallery of Favorites at Premeditated Leftovers and Seasonal Inspiration at Crumbs and Chaos and Allergy Friendly Friday at Cybele Pascal and Sweet Indulgences Sunday at A Well Seasoned Life and Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli N Son and Joy of Desserts and Make Your Own Monday at Nourishing Treasures and Success U at The Stuff of Success.


  1. Caramelized coconut milk??? You just rocked my world! These sound GREAT. :)

  2. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!
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  3. Kim @ Welcoming KitchenNovember 3, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    These sound so yummy!

  4. Kudos on all the tasty coconut substitutions. Coconut oil has so many benefits too. Thank you for linking at Joy of Desserts. :-)

  5. Love the idea of sweetened condensed coconut milk! These would be great for Christmas.

  6. Your macaroons sounds delicious! I love the that you found a way to make macaroons egg-free! Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  7. This looks really good (I can't have egg either). I'm going to try making these, thanks!

  8. I love macaroons, made some chocolate ones last night. Never thought to make my own condensed milk and with coconut milk no less. I'm for sure adding your recipe to my Must-Make List
    Thanks for sharing

  9. Oh, how delicious! So glad this recipe got the Reader's Choice award over at Wellness Weekend. :-)


  10. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    These look so tasty!

    Check back tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  11. My kids had some store bought macaroons and thought those were good. I can't wait to have them try these.