This no bake Keto Coconut Macaroons recipe is a quick fat bomb dessert you can make with basic keto pantry staples in just a few minutes. It’s a delicious mix of salty and sweet flavors with a splash of coconut. Made with just 6 ingredients and one bowl clean up is super easy! Plus this stevia sweetened recipe is keto, low carb, gluten free and paleo diet friendly.
I know I’m on the right diet when I can make enjoyable easy keto recipes like this one even in the middle of a busy week and still be feeling great and maintaining a healthy weight!
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Are macaroons keto friendly?
Coconut macaroons are usually baked like a cookie and sometimes served dipped in chocolate or with a chocolate drizzle on top.
Today we are simplifying the recipe down to the very essentials and making a no bake version. We all get slammed with super busy days, with this recipe you can still eat well on keto, appease cravings, and have good energy all day long.
Per serving, each sugar free macaroon has 132 calories, 13 g of fat, 2 g protein, 4 g carb, and 1 g net carb.
Because they are high in fat and low in carbs these make a great snack or dessert on a keto diet! You could also enjoy them post-workout if you feel so inclined.
An Easy & No Bake Recipe
With 4 simple steps and in about 30 minutes these stevia sweetened easy prep gluten free macaroons will be ready from start to finish.
You probably already have the 6 essential ingredients already stocked in your pantry. This low carb treat is made entirely from keto pantry staples!
Ingredients for keto coconut macaroons
Shredded coconut – A finely shredded coconut will give the lightest, smoothest texture but a medium to large can also work since we will blend it up anyway. Make sure you get unsweetened coconut! Check the ingredient label if you are not sure.
Almonds – Nuts add fiber and bulk to the no bake fat bomb. Almonds may be substituted with walnuts, macadamia nuts, or pecans, depending on what you have on hand.
Stevia extract – We use an herbal plant-based stevia extract to naturally sweetened these from scratch treats. Did you know you can make an extract at home? My Homemade Stevia Extract Recipe will teach you exactly how to do it!
Coconut oil – Add just a bit of coconut oil to bind all the ingredients together. It firms up in the fridge and holds everything in a nice and neat little ball.
Vanilla extract – Truth be told, vanilla powder is amazing in this recipe but it is also quite expensive so if you don’t have a hook up at the local spice shop and have to pay full price, use vanilla extract instead. Vanilla powder is very concentrated. If you do use it, only add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla powder.
Salt – Last but not least, salt is an essential ingredient to this recipe. It makes the whole flavor profile click in place. Just one pinch of salt provides the perfect sweet to salty ratio. You can’t leave this out!
Am I right, do you already have these ingredients on hand? If you do, get to your kitchen and make these right now!
How to make Keto Coconut Macaroons
Follow the quick step by step process and enjoy this no bake dessert in record time!
Equipment for no bake keto macaroons
- Food processor
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
Directions for no bake keto macaroons
Begin by blending the coconut and almonds together in a food processor until you get a fine crumbly mixture.
Add stevia extract, coconut oil, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to the food processor and continue blending until smooth.
Scoop the batter with a tablespoon and gently roll it into a ball between the palms of your two hands.
Arrange on a small cookie sheet or plate and place in the refrigerator to chill, about 15-20 minutes, before serving.
Have you ever seen such an easy keto dessert before?
I could almost make them with my eyes closed!
Made Sugar-Free with Stevia
A keto diet means NO SUGAR! Did I lose you? Stay with me here!
There are a few ways to sweeten the recipe without any sugar or artificial sweeteners. Using stevia is one way.
Stevia is a plant, originally from Peru and Brazil, known as “sweet leaf”. It was given this nickname because of the sterol glycosides that are 30 to 150 times sweeter than sugar! Some sources claim up to 300x as sweet.
I grow stevia in our backyard and preserve the leaves year-round in a Homemade Stevia Extract. It is excellent for adding to hot and cold drinks, sauces, and marinades.
You can also purchase the liquid extract online. It can come in a variety of flavors, however “unflavored” or “original” will be the best for multi-purpose use.
Stevia is a natural sweetener and also zero calories! It’s a useful way to sweeten without sugar for low carb, keto, gluten free and paleo diets.
Can this coconut macaroons recipe be frozen?
No bake coconut macaroons can absolutely be frozen!
In fact, they are great for weekly meal prep and can be made ahead in bulk by doubling or tripling the recipe. You can scale this recipe up by making multiple batches and only wash the same amount of dishes as if you made a single batch.
A freezer full of food always makes me happy. Batching easy recipes like this means you will always have food on hand when you need it most.
To freeze keto coconut macaroons, follow step 4 of the recipe and arrange them on a small baking sheet or plate. The only difference here is that you want to line it with parchment or wax paper so the balls don’t stick to the tray. Then place it in the freezer. Once solid, transfer the macaroon fat bombs to a freezer safe bag, squeeze out the air and fit them in wherever there is room.
Remove from the freezer a few minutes before serving and let thaw on the counter.
Keto Coconut Macaroons Recipe | No Bake + Stevia Sweetened
- Blend the coconut and almonds together in a food processor to a fine crumbly mixture.1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut, ½ cup almonds
- Add stevia extract, coconut oil, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to the food processor. Continue blending until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener as needed.¼ teaspoon Liquid Stevia Extract, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Scoop the batter with a tablespoon and gently roll it into a ball between the palms of your two hands.
- Arrange on a small cookie sheet or plate and place in the refrigerator to chill, about 15-20 minutes, before serving.
Nutrition & Macros
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This recipe is part of the Easy Low Carb Keto No-Bake Desserts collection.
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