Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe

22 Apr

I always wanted to make coconut macaroons but never looked up the recipe since I thought it might not be easy. Until I had got some sweet shredded coconut for a dessert that I made to take over to a friend’s place. It was a milk custard with canned pineapple, whipped cream, almonds and some sweet grated coconut. Β After that day I was left with almost a full bag of sweet shredded coconut. That is when I thought of giving coconut macaroons a try. When I checked the back of the package it asked for 4 whipped eggs white and I thought what will I do with the egg yolks and so I changed my recipe to use whole eggs.


The recipe is so simple it can be whipped up in a jiffy and turns out chewy with a light crunch on the outside. It only needs 5 simple ingredients. Along with the eggs I used a bit of flour for binding and baking powder to make the macaroons light and airy. I also did not use any extra sugar since I do not enjoy overly sweet desserts.


Serving Size: 16 macaroons


1 pack or 5 cups of sweet shredded coconut

2 eggs

4 tbsp of all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp of baking powder

pinch of salt


Heat oven to 325F

Mix in the flour and baking powder together well.

In a mixing bowl beat 2 eggs and salt. Β Add the shredded coconut and slowly fold it into the egg mixture.

Next sprinkle the flour and fold it in careful till well mixed.

Shape them into coconut macaroons and line them on a cookie sheet tray covered with parchment paper. Spray oil on the paper so that the macaroons will not stick.

Bake for 25-30 minutes till the macaroons are done.

Let cool and enjoy and store in an airtight container for a couple of days.



Use chopped almonds and cranberry.

Unsweetened cocoa powder about 4 tbsp.




100 Responses to “Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe”

  1. Mr. Militant Negro April 22, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

  2. woodboneandstone April 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    Sounds delicious! One of my favorite cookies!

    • Nandini April 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

      Thank You so much. I am happy to hear that πŸ™‚

  3. LeckerFoodie April 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    We always had them for Christmas – so good! Beautiful pictures!!

    • Nandini April 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

      Thank You so much. That is very kind of you to say πŸ™‚

  4. Hans Susser April 22, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    These look absolutely wonderful πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

      Thank You so much Hans. Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

  5. thechickengrandma April 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

    Going to have to try this one. My husband loves coconut and I have lots of eggs. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Nandini April 23, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

      That is so awesome. Will look forward to your feedback πŸ™‚

  6. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso April 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    These look so good! Love your variations. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

      Thank You Ronit so much. I am a lazy cook who loves to shortcut the methods πŸ™‚

  7. rebwriting April 22, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    Very nice! I look forward to making these.

    • Nandini April 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      That is awesome Rebecca πŸ™‚

  8. Maccabros April 22, 2016 at 11:56 pm #


  9. Natascha's Palace April 23, 2016 at 1:51 am #

    Gorgeous! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      Thank You Natascha so much πŸ™‚

  10. Ruchisvegkitchen April 23, 2016 at 2:57 am #

    looks wonderful

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      Thank You Ruchi so much πŸ™‚

  11. GP Cox April 23, 2016 at 3:30 am #

    Actually, I make mine even less sweet. I love coconut but I’m not much for the sweetened, candied sort. So I get fresh shredded and I’m in heaven!

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 11:40 am #

      That definitely sounds like heaven with fresh coconut πŸ™‚

  12. runrodrun April 23, 2016 at 4:02 am #

    Perfect! I have some left over coconut from another dessert I made earlier this month. Now I know what to do with it!

    Thanks Nandini πŸ˜ƒ

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 11:41 am #

      That is awesome Rod, yes and may I say healthy since it does not use any additional fat πŸ™‚

  13. Jessica April 23, 2016 at 4:21 am #

    Yum!! Looks delicious! πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 11:41 am #

      Thank You so much Jessica πŸ™‚

  14. southamptonoldlady April 23, 2016 at 4:41 am #

    Mmmm! The quality of the shredded coconut (dried) is inferior here. But I have a packet I need to use up

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 11:49 am #

      Guess this would be a “sweet” way to use it up and get done with it πŸ™‚

  15. Loretta April 23, 2016 at 4:57 am #

    Love anything with coconut, these macaroons sure look gorgeous Nandini. Will definitely be giving them a try. Happy weekend!

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      I am so happy to hear that Loretta and thank you so much. I hope you too have a lovely week ahead. Tc my friend πŸ™‚

  16. chezlerevefrancais April 23, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    I love coconut and your variations look great too. I’m just wondering how naughty it would be to dip them in plain chocolate! πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

      That would be naughty and why not πŸ™‚

  17. Stanley Vincent Rodrigues April 23, 2016 at 7:21 am #

    Hey Nandini!

    YOUR COCONUT MACRAROONS LOOK ABSOLUTELY YUMMYLICIOUS. I like everything with coconut.Your photos look amazing as always.We will be making them soon.This recipe is TOO GOOD TO BE IGNORED,By the way Your President is in the UK. Yesterday He had lunch with Her Majesty Queen Liz and The Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle.I believe He is in the country to convince the British electorate to REJECT BREXITE and STAY PUT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION.

    The weather in Surrey today is EXCELLENT.

    Now You take care and have a brilliant weekend.



    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

      Thank You Mr Stan so much. i did see that in the news. Guess some Brits where not too happy with him and made some off hand comments. Happy to hear that you guys are enjoy great weather. You and Mrs Stan have a lovely week.

  18. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel April 23, 2016 at 7:36 am #

    This is one of my favorite cookies. I’ll give your recipe a try. I love the extra add-ins, too.

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

      Thank You Mary so much and I am so happy to hear that you will give it a try. I thought of making an assorted version from just one mix πŸ™‚

  19. swapnakarthik April 23, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    These look sooooooo good!!!

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

      Swapna thank you so much πŸ™‚

  20. flynthings April 23, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    Looks great!

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

      Thank You Much πŸ™‚

  21. lynne hoareau April 23, 2016 at 8:20 am #

    These are my best. My dad loved them too, so they bring back beautiful memories for me, thanks my friend x

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

      Aww… that is so awesome, beautiful memories are the best Lynne πŸ™‚

  22. fromthefamilytable April 23, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    Bravery always anticipates new adventures. Substituting whole eggs for egg whites turned out to be genius.

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

      Thank You so much Darryl. Guess I just do not like to waste.

  23. IreneDesign2011 April 23, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    These look so delicious and I like it is possible to make them without extra sugar πŸ˜€

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

      Yes Irene I too was happy to find that out since it was my first try πŸ™‚

  24. Daring to Dream it April 23, 2016 at 9:56 am #

    I love macaroons and I love making them. But, being GF, I don’t use flour in my recipe and they hold up great. Then again, the recipe is a tad different. These look beautiful!

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

      You are right the addition of flour does not make it gluten-free.

  25. skd April 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    These look delicious!

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  26. Connie @ BohemienArt April 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    easy and coconut, the two magic words! I must try this recipe! thanks for sharing

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

      Thank You Connie so much . I am so happy to know you liked and want to try my recipe πŸ™‚

  27. youthfoodblog April 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    Wow, what a great idea! I love macaroons. and coconut. Great combo.

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

      Thank You so much Chris. Then can I guess you will be making them soon πŸ™‚

  28. annascuisine April 23, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    I love coconut and these look amazing. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

      Thank You Anna so much πŸ™‚

  29. Sheryl April 23, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    These look wonderful. I like how there are several variations.

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

      Thank You Sheryl so much. I just thought of killing 3 birds in one stone πŸ™‚

  30. Freda @ Aromatic essence April 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    These look fabulous! Lovely recipe πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

      Thank You Freda so much πŸ™‚

  31. cynthiamvoss April 24, 2016 at 5:41 am #

    Yum, these look delicious! I love macaroons πŸ™‚

  32. Lana-Once Upon a Spice April 24, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    So beautiful & so easy!! I love these!

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      Thank You Lana so much, They sure are super easy πŸ™‚

  33. Laura @ Feast Wisely April 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    Wow I can’t believe how easy they sound…,

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      They are very easy Laura , you should give it a try πŸ™‚

  34. Bottomless Stomach April 24, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    Great post! I have been completely coconut-crazy lately!! πŸ˜€

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

      Thank You Much πŸ™‚

  35. fittoservegroup April 25, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Hi Nandini, if it’s ok with you I am going to attempt to make a low carb version. It sure looks amazing. If I succeed I will be sure to mention you. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    • Nandini April 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

      That will be awesome Hilda. So happy to hear that and will look forward to your feedback πŸ™‚

  36. wwwpalfitness April 25, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.

  37. Cumin&Curryleaf April 25, 2016 at 11:29 pm #

    Lovely recipe!! Will try it soon! Thank you for following my blog and sharing your work!

    • Nandini April 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

      Thank You so much and you are so welcome πŸ™‚

  38. bodyenergyaction April 26, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    Looks amazing

    • Nandini April 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  39. Harry...the Man! April 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

    Coconut isn’t my favourite but I’m sure that this can be adapted without coconut. A number of things that I end up cooking have had ingredients substituted for something else. I got that idea from my Mum.

    • Nandini April 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

      Your mum is wise. In general most people get worked up if they are not given straight forward options. She thought you to put on your thinking cap πŸ™‚

  40. mommermom April 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

    Sounds delicious I’m glad to see the no added sugar. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • Nandini April 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I do try to bake with less sugar as possible.

  41. Rhonda Sittig April 30, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    Oh gosh Nandini– these look scrumptious. I’m pinning them away for Christmas baking! thanks!

    • Nandini May 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

      Thank You so much Rhonda. I am so happy to hear that πŸ™‚

  42. Garfield Hug May 4, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    Really look and sound yummy!!😊

  43. stateeats May 8, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    Love macaroons and I make them all the time. I usually dip mine in a little bit of chocolate so the bottoms are coated but I like your variations. Will have to try those. -Kat

    • Nandini May 10, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

      Adding chocolate adds a whole new level πŸ™‚

  44. Fabi's Recipes- Receitas da Fabi May 11, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    They look amazing!!!

    • Nandini May 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

      Thank You Fabi so much πŸ™‚

  45. ascensionnetwork May 23, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    I always thought so too, that it’s so hard to make.. Our family is completely gluten free, sugar free(stevia only), grain free lifestyle, the ingredients are perfect for a healthy Keto diet. Thank you!!πŸ™πŸ˜‡

    • Nandini May 27, 2016 at 11:22 am #

      I am so happy to hear that the recipe works for you πŸ™‚

  46. paintdigi June 21, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    Excellent article. and good site.
    Welcome to my blog.


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