I’ve told you about my sweet tooth. You know I love my desserts. I seem to think I can’t live without chocolate. Daily. At least once. If not twice. It can be a problem.
That’s why I like to have fun experimenting with natural sugars and whole food ingredients to put together tasty treats that are better for us. Does making these natural sugar treats give me permission to eat the entire pan? Um…no. Unfortunately, I still have to use some self control. Unless it’s chocolate. Oh wait, no – even if it’s chocolate. Especially when it’s chocolate.
Here’s an example of one of our favorite natural sugar treats: Coconut Macaroons. They are easy to make, use real maple syrup to sweeten them, and hey look at that – this recipe doesn’t even contain grains!
4 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
1/2 cup real maple syrup
2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
Separate eggs, putting the whites in a mixing bowl and the yolks in the fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast. Beat the whites and salt with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. Continue to beat and add vanilla, arrowroot powder and maple syrup, one at a time. Fold in the coconut. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, then turn the oven to 200 degrees for one hour to let them crisp up.
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In addition, I’m excited to share that I’ve teamed up with two other bloggers who each have even more healthy desserts to share with you! If you purchase my above Have Your Cookie eBook Package, you will be sent coupon codes so that you can purchase both Kate’s Treat Yourself and Katie’s Smart Sweets for 50% off!! Don’t miss out on this deal! Sales and discount codes are valid through Saturday, March 10.
Katie’s Smart Sweets
Kate’s Treat Yourself
Any questions? Let me know!