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How to make Healthy Raspberry French Macarons! These are sweet, addicting, and packed with raspberry flavor, you'd never know they're made without white sugar, artificial flavorings, and artificial food dyes! These are all natural, low fat, and gluten free. PERFECT for Valentine's Day, birthdays and gifting! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Raspberry French Macarons

Servings: 24 macarons
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
These Healthy Raspberry French Macarons are sweet, sophisticated, and full of raspberry flavor. And they just so happen to be all natural, low fat, and gluten free too!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line 3 cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Prepare a piping bag with round tip (#804).
  • In a small bowl, add the powdered evaporated cane juice, almond meal, and freeze-dried raspberry powder. Set aside.
  • In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add the egg whites and salt. Turn the stand mixer on high speed and start a timer.
  • Slowly sprinkle in the 50g of evaporated cane juice.  Whip this mixture for 5 minutes. Mixture should form stiff peaks.
  • Add the raspberry flavor and whip for 2 more minutes.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into the stand mixer and discard the raspberry seeds.  Fold the batter by hand with a silicone spatula until everything is fully incorporated. Do not under mix and do not over mix! Mixture should be in between “plopping” off the spatula and “flowing” like a thick ribbon.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared piping bag and pipe 1” buttons onto the prepared cookie sheets, each about 2” apart.  Tap the pans on the counter HARD a few times to deflate any air pockets.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the piped macarons sit at room temperature for ~45 minutes. Shells should form on the surface of the macarons (when you can tap the surface, they shouldn’t stick to your finger at all). Bake one tray at a time for ~7-8 minutes, or until the fluffy “feet” form and the surfaces of the macarons are dry and firm when lightly tapped (they go from perfect to slightly browned in less than a minute, so keep those eyes peeled!). Let cool completely on the cookie sheets.
  • Pipe your frosting of choice onto half of the macaron shells, then sandwich the remaining shells on top. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

**I just whizzed up some freeze-dried raspberries in my NutriBullet.
 
This recipe makes 48 macaron shells.  You'll be able to make 24 macarons total.
 
Adapted from the French Macarons in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Raspberry French Macarons
Amount Per Serving (1 macaron = 2 shells)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers