We love anything with coconut.
We love anything with ginger.
After making our candy cane macaroons, we wanted something different…something with a little more spice and not overly sweet.
The idea was to create gingerbread flavored macaroons, but the more we enjoyed these we realized they reminded us more of a spice macaroon. We actually created two recipes using different sweeteners to see if that affected the flavor!!
Pure2raw recipe: Spiced Ginger Macaroons (raw, gluten-free, vegan)
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes (we use unsweetened flakes)
- 1 tbsp mesquite
- 3 tbsp raw clear agave (2nd time we did yacon syrup)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (in liquid form)
- pinch sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
Place all ingredients into food processor or you could even do it in your Vita-mix blender or just hand stir together. Blend till combined. Scoop into macaroons, we used a cookie scooper. Let set in fridge, or on counter (especially if you live in a cool environment). You can dehydrate the macaroons if you wish for a few hours. When we made these home in FL and the first batch with agave we left them at room temperature and second batch with yacon syrup we left them in fridge. For us, we enjoyed the chilled ones better! They were a little more dense compared to room temp ones.
Agave sweetened was a more of a neutral flavored as yacon helped round out the spice flavor. If looking for a more rich, gingerbread flavor I would use blackstrap molasses! We just love yacon syrup!
Next time we make these we plan to use fresh ginger (did not have any on hand when we made these) and maybe up the ginger too! We just love more of the spice from ginger. But feel free to play around with the spices to your own liking! Also these spice macaroons are not sweet, so please adjust to your liking
.We even made some coconut pumpkin butter (that we thinned out with some maple syrup) and we piped it onto our spiced macaroons!
These following photos are second bath made with yacon syrup
Light…chewy…simple…tasty…not too sweet…yummy
Twins Question: How to do you spice things up? Do you prefer rich flavors or more bland?
And so glad to hear everyone has been enjoying our homemade version of goobers!
Till next time,