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Classic Raw Coconut Macaroons

Raw macaroons

Good news and bad news today, friends. Let’s start with the bad and get all our pessimism out nice and early.

Bad: I think I’m getting sick. I can’t be sure if it’s an actual sickness or the effects of a new medication I’m taking, but either way the results are dizziness, chills, and an overwhelming desire to sleep.

So, I pretty much look like this whenever I’m not working:

Tracey Sleeping

Good: Dinner last night rocked.

I’ve mentioned my love for tilapia before but in case you missed that post, let me explain. It doesn’t stink up the kitchen, sink, pans, or trash like salmon. It tastes really good and yet it’s healthy. But the best reason: it cooks in five minutes. Seriously.

Lemon tilapia with capersYes, that looks ugly, ugly. But I promise it tastes really good.

We sautéed the fish in olive oil and added capers and lemon juice. Awe—wait for it—some.

The Man also heated up some Trader Joe’s sweet potato bisque, which is by itself really good, but even better with goat cheese. Try it.

Sweet potato soupThe white stuff’s goat cheese. It makes the sweet potato soup tangy and 100 times more delicious.

Finally, dessert. Guys, I’ve never gotten on board the raw macaroon train. I’ve never tried to make them and I actually thought, “How good could those be?” But then I wanted to just try. And oh my goodness are they good.

Raw macaroon

See? And then there’s the few I dipped in Nutella for The Man. He reported back that they were, as expected, awesome.

Raw macaroons

I love these because they taste like real macaroons. I love these because they require zero cooking. I love these because they’re ridiculously easy to make. Here’s how:

Classic Macaroons
Adapted from Rawmazing

  • 2 cups dried, unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sea salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls. Refrigerate until solid.

The only thing that would have made the night better is a maid who could clean the kitchen.

Any takers?

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17 comments

1 Amy B @ Second City Randomness { 02.10.11 at 8:07 am }

I still haven’t attempted macaroons (of any form) in my kitchen. Those look insanely good.

Feel better soon. It’s always a suck when it takes every ounce of energy to do anything, only to collapse back into bed…

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Tracey Reply:

Not only are they good, but they’re so fast and easy to make.

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2 Estela @ Weekly Bite { 02.10.11 at 8:09 am }

I’ve never tried raw macaroon either. They look delicious!

Hope you feel better soon!

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Tracey Reply:

Thanks!

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3 Katie @ peacebeme { 02.10.11 at 10:29 am }

I’ve been eating a lot of raw macaroons lately, though none I have made myself. Those look awesome and I love recipes that are simple. :)

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Tracey Reply:

I’ve never tried other raw macaroons but now I will.

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4 Heather C { 02.10.11 at 10:29 am }

Never tried a raw macaroon but they look yummy. Hope you get feeling better soon!

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Tracey Reply:

Thanks, Heather!

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5 Nicole, RD { 02.10.11 at 10:50 am }

I’m getting sick, too. F F F!!!!

These look…amazing! I will make them next week when my parents visit as they love coconut and hubby does not!

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Tracey Reply:

Oh yay! You’ll have to let me know what you think.

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6 Maren { 02.10.11 at 11:12 am }

If you pay for my flight, I’ll be there! :)

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Tracey Reply:

Consider it done!

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7 Lu { 02.10.11 at 1:18 pm }

Must. Have. Now! These look so amazing. By the way, I’m pretty sure I gave you my illness via the internet because I’m sick, too. See what happens when you blog stalk… Hope you feel better soon.

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Tracey Reply:

Well thanks a lot, Lu. ;)

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8 charlotte { 02.10.11 at 2:33 pm }

I am making these macaroons RIGHT NOW. No seriously, I am. Sooo excited! And I hope you feel better soon!

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Tracey Reply:

Please do! I waited way too long to try them. One tip: Add vanilla in bits. I accidentally poured too much and next time I think I’ll use less.

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9 Recipe Link Love, March 2 — Oh She Glows { 03.02.11 at 7:19 pm }

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