Last week was already pretty stressful with everyone hyping around about not finding the right Christmas presents or complaining about the freezing cold weather outside. So, I decided to look myself in my flat for a day and do some soul baking. The result was these Healthy Vegan Swiss Mountains Macaroons dipped in dark chocolate.
They are not only very easy to make, they are also gluten-free, refined-sugar free, dairy free and delicious! They are not as fluffy as
dairy free and delicious!
They are not as fluffy as traditional macaroons due to the ground almonds I added, but I really like the consistency as it reminds me of a nut cookie with a hint of vacation due to the coconut.
Next time I’ll definitely experiment with Aquafaba in a macaroon recipe as I heard that it makes amazingly fluffy Cookies! Aquafaba really is my ingredient of the year I guess 🙂 If you haven’t heard about Aquafaba, make sure you check out my popular healthy vegan Chocolate mousse and you will instantly fall in love with it as well.
Guess that’s all you need to know about these really, really easy cookies. Don’t forget to drizzle them with chocolate! You can add a little coconut oil to the melted chocolate when you feel that you want to have it more “runny”. Otherwise, go crazy! Drizzle chocolate over the mountain, peanut butter on the bottom, stick a marshmallow on top or just eat them plain.
And oh, don’t spill coffee over them as I did 😉
Have fun and have a thoughtful merry pre-Christmas time everyone! Leave me a comment or tag me on Instagram if you post the recipe! I am happy to repost 🙂
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1½ Cup finely shredded coconut
- ⅓ cup agave syrup (substitute with maple or any other liquid sweetener)
- 2 tbsp almond butter (can be substituted with any other nut butter)
- ½ tsp cardamom
- a pinch of fine sea salt
- about 80gr (3oz) of non-dairy dark chocolate for the coating
- Preheat oven to 350F (190deg)
- In a medium bowl combine the coconut and the almond with the cardamom and sea salt
- Add the agave syrup and the almond butter and use your hands to combine everything (seriously do this with your hands, it's the best feeling :))
- With your hands, form little mountain shaped cookies (I learned that I can form them better with wet hands)
- Bake them for 12-15 minutes or until the top of the mountain starts to get golden.
- Let cool and drizzle with melted dark chocolate