So I woke up this morning, and I thought “nope, I just can’t go to work today”. I need a break. Maybe tomorrow, but definitely not today. I’m not required to go in today or anything, but just trying to get some things cleaned up before I leave for vacation next week.
Vacationing will be tough being on Paleo. I’m going home to see family that I probably haven’t seen in about 3 years. So sometimes, you may not get the choice of where or what to eat….Nevertheless, I’m determined to make the best possible choices 🙂
So with that in mind, I made some snacks to take with me. Coconut Macaroons—even my hubby will eat these 🙂
- 2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 cup of almond butter
- 3/8 cup of raw honey (or 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup)
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together, doesn’t matter what order. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. I’ve found that this helps to keep the macaroons from sticking and falling apart. Take a spoon and scoop the mixture and press firmly into the spoon. Then just push it off right onto the baking sheet. Pop them into the oven for about 15-18 minutes until they are golden brown.
If you don’t want to use almond butter, you don’t have to. I think the almond butter gives it a little more texture and buttery flavor. However, if you don’t want to use almond butter, just sub the almond butter for more honey.
These little treats are also delicious with a cup of coconut milk, ENJOY!