These apple and honey-sweetened macaroons contain fiber and protein. They can be enjoyed as breakfast cookies or delicious snacks.
Makes 24 cookies
Total time: 45 minutes
2 medium Macintosh Apples, washed, peeled if desired, cored, and grated. *(May substitute other sweet-eating apple).
2 cups unsweetened coconut shreds
2 cups almond meal or flour. *(Use 1 ¾ cup raw almonds, food processed using pulse function until resembles fine meal).
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted in the microwave or stove top (melt by 10 second increments in microwave).
2 tsp vanilla
1 Tb ground cinnamon
4 eggs, lightly whisked
1 cup chopped dates (or try other combination of dried fruit such as raisins or dried cranberries)
½ cup honey
½ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Blend all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop cookie dough using a tablespoon and form into 1 ½ inch rounded mounds. Arrange approximately 12 cookies on each sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
By Amanda Barnum