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
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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers
Servings: 14 macaroons
Calories: 90 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut, matcha, and salt.  Set aside.
  3. In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add the egg whites.  Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. With the mixer running, slowly add the erythritol.  Beat for 3 minutes.
  5. With the mixer still running, add the vanilla, stevia, and almond extract.  Beat for 2 minutes.
  6. 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!
  7. 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*
Total Fat 8.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 2g 4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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