Healthy Coconut Macaroon Easter Bird's Nests

SERVES 9 | PREP 5 Mins | COOK 15 Mins

These quick to make macaroons are free of refined sugar, gluten and dairy free.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 125g bag mini chocolate eggs

Method

  • Step 1
  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Cover and place in fridge for ½ an hour to set.
  • Step 2
  • Preheat oven to 170°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Place a heaped dessert spoon of macaroon mixture on the tray. Using your hands, mould it to form a nest shape, being sure to create a well in the middle. Repeat process until all nests are formed. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Step 3
  • Allow bird's nests to cool on the tray before adding the mini eggs to serve.
  • Serving Suggestion
  • Use up the leftover egg yolks in another recipe - my Sweet Omelette is perfect!

Stacey Clare's Nutritional Tip

  • These quick to make macaroons are free of refined sugar, gluten and dairy. Instead, they're packed with the immune-boosting and easily-digestible powerhouses, coconut and maple syrup. These beauties are perfect as a centrepiece for the Easter table or the kids' lunchboxes.

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