4 Ingredient Healthy Coconut Macaroons

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 17m
  • Ready In : 25m

I LOVE food that tastes ‘naughty’ but is actually good for you/not that ‘naughty’ at all.. and these healthy coconut macaroons are just that!

These macaroons are not only totally delicious but are super easy to make too and require just four ingredients.. you simply mix, shape and bake, that’s it!

The main ingredient is (unsweetened) desiccated coconut which provides fibre as well as MCT (medium chain triglyceride) fats, which are easily digested by the body and more readily used for energy than other types of fats. I love adding desiccated coconut to yoghurt and porridge for added taste and texture too!


Check out my video of ‘how to make’ [here].. Do let me know if you make them!



  • 2/3 cup (70g) unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1.5 tbsp (10g) ground almonds or PPB*
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp honey/agave nectar (30ml)
  • Optional: 1 tsp vanilla/cocoa/stevia

*Read more about Powdered Peanut Butter (PPB) [here] and search for it on Amazon [here] – I prefer the stevia blend.


4 Ingredient Macaroons



Step 1

Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C and mix together the desiccated coconut and ground almonds/PPB before adding the egg white and honey.

Step 2

Mix well before dividing between 6 silicone muffin cases*. Press down the mixture so it's tightly compact.

Step 3

Bake for 17 minutes and allow to cool completely before popping them out and enjoying!


*You can get silicone muffin trays from Amazon!


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Recipe Comments

Comments (26)

  1. posted by Victoria on April 13, 2014

    They look great – will give them a go!

  2. posted by Charlotte (@makupbcandlelit) on April 13, 2014

    Sounds yummy – I love coconut so this sounds perfect for me :o) Xx

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  3. posted by Amy on April 13, 2014

    So easy to make this! Swapped the nuts for flaxseed as have a but allergy and taste great! Maybe on a naughty day would put a little dollop of jam 😉

  4. posted by Kelly on April 14, 2014

    These look amazing, i’m allergic to nuts and not keen on Flaxseed, any other substitutes I could use?
    Thank you!!

  5. posted by Emma on April 16, 2014

    I have just made these, they are amazing! So yummy and moreish!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on April 22, 2014

      Hurray! So glad you liked them, thanks for your comment!

  6. posted by Katy on May 31, 2014

    These taste incredible! I can’t believe they are so good for you 🙂 Will try adding some chocolate next time I think!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 1, 2014

      Hehe yay! Ooh yes chocolate chips or cocoa powder would be amazing! xx

  7. posted by Lilyrose on June 10, 2014

    These look yum, definitely want to try making them!
    Is there anything I can use in place of the egg white?


  8. posted by Charlotte on July 19, 2014

    These are delicious. Even my extremely pick-y sister loved them.

  9. posted by Janet on July 20, 2014

    Hi Nic, I don’t know how I came across your website but I am so glad I did. Lots of great advice for healthy living and some lovely recipes. Yesterday I had a Nic baking day. One of the items I made was these items was these coconut macaroons. They taste so delicious. My Mum loves coconut so I doubled the recipe and plan to give her some when I visit her later.

  10. posted by esther chew on August 8, 2014

    Can I not use the silicon cups? Can I just do it the cookie way, like just dropped it on parchment paper?

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 8, 2014

      Hey, I suppose you could, but make sure to really pack the mixture together.. otherwise it could fall apart in the oven – let me know how it goes! Nic x

  11. posted by Kath Dellaway on May 15, 2015

    I have just made these and they are really tasty!! Thanks for the recipe 😀

  12. posted by Lou on June 6, 2015

    We love these in our house. They taste amazing and leave the kitchen smelling all coconutty. I melt and drizzle a little dark choc on our macaroons . Thank you for the awesome recipe.

  13. posted by Charlotte on November 29, 2015

    Hi Nic! I’ve been waiting ages to try these and finally did so this morning. I also added MyProtein’s mocha drops to give a coffee flavour to it! It tasted lovely, but unfortunately they were incredibly dry! 🙁 even my ‘batter’ was so dry I had to add extra whites and some soy milk, thinking it would moisten up.
    Is yours really dry too? My macaroons turned out too dry to eat that I crumbled them up into my homemade granola (yay, no waste!).
    Any idea why they could have been so dry…or is there anything else I could add to it to ‘break’ the dry coconutiness? I’m thinking mashed bananas….what do you think?
    Thank you for the lovely recipe though 🙂

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on December 1, 2015

      Hello! How funny.. no they are always super moist thanks to the honey…. did you follow the recipe exactly? x


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