Due to an abundance of fresh coconut in our house, I have been looking up recipes that call for fresh coconut in order to use up some of this wonderful bounty. My grandma makes a sweet, sticky coconut in syrup, but I wanted to try something different. I found a few recipes, but settled on macaroons for my first try at baking with fresh coconut meat. The result was a delicious, moist batch of macaroons with a very delicate flavor and texture.
I made a few modifications to the recipe to suit my taste, so here is my version.
[Gricel’s] Coconut Macaroons
Made on February 3, 2010
Based on the recipe by: Penny Ann Habeck on allrecipes.com
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
(my modifications in red)
- 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut (I used freshly grated coconut, made for a very moist, delicate cookie)
- 1/3 cup turbinado raw sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla; mix well.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack.
This is what the process looked like. Overall, the easiest batch of cookies I have ever made.
5 thoughts on “Recipe: Fresh Coconut Macaroons”
oy! very nice coco snacks! you know, i made those a few months ago, very basic mix like yours but adding condensed milk…and omg. these came out very moist as well, and i let them get crunchy up top too. i’ve found so many variations of these!
These turned out perfectly!!!! I did not have turbinado sugar so I used light brown sugar and used 1/2 cup because I think I had closer to 1 1/2 cups from our coconut. Otherwise I followed the recipe. All ages here, from 2 to 52, loved them! Thanks very much for the recipe.
Glad it worked out for you! It was kind of cobbled together from several recipes.
When measuring the fresh coconut, did you pack it down in the measuring cup?
It was so long ago that I tried this, I can’t say I really remember, but I probably did.