So I totally forgot about this recipe! I made these over the winter months and never got around to photographing them so in my freezer they sat. Until now! This dessert (or snack) is great because it has no added sweeteners, is nut, egg and dairy free and is both paleo and GAPS friendly. These macaroons are subtly sweet due to the fruit and coconut butter.
Now I admit these are not as pretty as the traditional French macaroons, but for those of us on restricted diets these make a great substitute, without the refined sugar. These are also really easy to make which I am sure you will appreciate.
In other news, I am now 2 weeks into my specialty training in Rheumatology and so far it has been nothing but a great experience. I definitely have a lot to learn though! I am spending a lot of time reading, but with it being summer at least I can read outdoors and soak in some of that natural vitamin D. Life is just so much better when it’s warm and sunny.
So I was in the mall the other day and I saw a store with a back to school sale on. What?? Didn’t summer just begin? I for one am not ready for it to be fall. NOT AT ALL. I assume all those kiddies they are targeting feel the same way. Although I do remember loving back to school shopping time. And not just for the clothes, but for the school supplies! Yes I am a true nerd I know. Is anyone else with me on that one? The fun coloured pens and notebooks….
Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Macaroons
(Paleo, Dessert, No Added Sweetener)
- 2 ripe bananas (the ones with black spots)
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 1 cup coconut butter, melted
- 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp organic cocoa powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 2 cups finely shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with a pastry blender
Form 1.5 inch balls with your hands and place them on your cookie sheet
Bake for 12-13 minutes at 350F
Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!