90-calorie Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons (sugar free, gluten free)

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons

Good morning from MACAROON LAND!!  These Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons are heaven.  They’ve got the perfect balance of matcha + coconut flavors — neither one overpowers the other — they’re supremely delicious and addictive, and best of all, they’re GOOD FOR YOU!

Unlike typical Coconut Macaroons, which contain a can of sugary sweetened coconut AND sugary sweetened condensed milk on top of that…

These Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons are made without any sugar added.

That’s right.  These are sugar free.

90-calorie Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons – heaven in a bite-sized package! They’re chewy from the coconut, have a deep, sophisticated matcha flavor, and are perfectly sweet. You’d never know these Matcha Macaroons are sugar free, low carb, gluten free, AND dairy free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Oh, and they’re also low carb, gluten free, AND dairy free!  But shhhhh, don’t tell.  No one would ever know  😉

I love the chewy texture of the coconut, the deep matcha green tea flavor, and of course, the perfect sweetness level.  I’ll definitely be making these Matcha Macaroons again soon…  veeery soon.

90-calorie Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons – heaven in a bite-sized package! They’re chewy from the coconut, have a deep, sophisticated matcha flavor, and are perfectly sweet. You’d never know these Matcha Macaroons are sugar free, low carb, gluten free, AND dairy free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons – heaven in a bite-sized package! They’re chewy from the coconut, have a deep, sophisticated matcha flavor, and are perfectly sweet. You’d never know they’re sugar free, low carb, gluten free, AND dairy free. And just 90 calories! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons

Servings: 14 macaroons
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
These Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons are heaven in a bite-sized package! You’d never know they’re sugar free, low carb, gluten free, and dairy free too!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the coconut, matcha, and salt.  Set aside.
  • In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add the egg whites.  Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • With the mixer running, slowly add the erythritol.  Beat for 3 minutes.
  • With the mixer still running, add the vanilla, stevia, and almond extract.  Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Turn the mixer off and dump in the coconut mixture.  Fold together, mixing well.  It's totally fine to mix the air out of the fluffed egg whites, in fact, that's WHAT YOU WANT!
  • When the mixture is completely even, use a cookie scoop to portion the mixture evenly onto the cookie sheet.  Bake for ~14 minutes, or until the bottom of the macaroons turn golden brown (do not overbake!).  Let cool on the pan, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Best served the day these are made!
Adapted from Coconut Macaroons from the Naughty or Nice Cookbook.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons
Amount Per Serving (1 macaroon)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.5g13%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 45mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 2g4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers

I’m pretty impressed that these are just 90 calories a piece…  they taste like they’re full of sugar and wayyyy higher-calorie.  Compared to one typical store-bought or bakery-bought macaroon, my healthified version has:

  • 200 less calories
  • 4g less fat
  • 30g less sugar (that’s 2½ TABLEspoons… in a SINGLE macaroon!)

90-calorie Matcha Green Tea Coconut Macaroons – heaven in a bite-sized package! They’re chewy from the coconut, have a deep, sophisticated matcha flavor, and are perfectly sweet. You’d never know these Matcha Macaroons are sugar free, low carb, gluten free, AND dairy free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Prescription Instructions: eat at least two Healthy Matcha Macaroons every 5 hours with a glass of (almond) milk, or as directed by your healthy dessert doctor (me) or until desired effect (i.e. happiness) is achieved  😉

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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  4. Hi Jessica,
    I have been following you for a few years now and really like a lot of your recipes. I have had a craving for coconut macaroons and found your recipe for the matcha macaroons. Could I just leave the matcha powder out or substitute it for something else. I am not a huge fan of matcha.
    Thanks!

    • Awww that means so much to be Beth!! <3
      And feel free to leave out the matcha entirely, it's not crucial in the recipe. I personally don't like matcha too much myself, but find almond extract makes it taste way better. If you want plain coconut macaroons, leave out the almond extract 🙂
      Hope you like the recipe!!

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