A great recipe from the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox.
Carry a few of these rich macaroons on trips to fill you and your family up. Or serve them to family and friends as a light dessert after a meal. You should hear no complaints about missing candy bars or ice cream!
- 3 egg whites
- 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- Sweetener equivalent to 1/2 sugar
- 4 ounces chocolate (85% cacao or greater), broken into pieces
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the coconut and sweetener into the egg white mixture.
Scoop the mixture by 1/4 cupfuls onto the baking sheet to form 8 mounts. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden and slightly firm to the touch. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile, in a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the chocolate on high power in 15-second increments, stirring after each interval, until melted. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Carefully dip the bottom third of each macaroon into the chocolate and place back on the parchment paper to cool.
Per serving: 254 calories, 4g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 21g total fat, 16g saturated fat, 4g fiber, 30mg sodium.