vegan coconut macaroons drizzled with chocolate on rack

Coconut Macaroons – Samoa Cookies – 3 Ingredient Vegan Dessert – Easy and Healthy

Coconut, banana and a bit of chocolate is all you need to enjoy these Vegan Coconut Macaroons in no time.

Desserts are rarely healthier than that as we don-t need any oil or sugar (only from the fruits) and they are obviously gluten-free too.

Finally, this vegan dessert is very easy to make and only requires a bowl and an oven.

And I do promise you will be impressed and possibly addicted.

2 bananas and a glass ramakin with grated coconut to make vegan coconut macaroons

The Ingredients

  • Banana: any quality of banana (no plantains); they just need to be really ripe.
  • Coconut: dry and preferably unsweetened. If you have only larger flakes just blend them a bit first and it should work. Avoid the moisty ones as you need it to work as a flour.
  • Chocolate (optional): I just drizzled with some vegan dark chocolate I melted. But there are a few other topping options I will mention later.

If you want some visual direction on how to melt chocolate with bain marie, there is a video by the AtelierdesChefUK.

How to Make Banana and Coconut Macaroons

Peel the bananas and smash them in a bowl with the help of a fork. It is ok to still have some bigger bits, you won’t liquify the banana.

Add the coconut and mix well. Here you can already pre-heat the oven.

With the same fork scoop some of the mixture and gently mold it into a ball. It is quite easy to mold so I don’t oil my hands at all.

Place on a tray covered in parchment paper and flatten each ball a little.

Bake until golden. It takes around 25 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 350F.

If you wish so, drizzle with some melted chocolate. Or even dip it like I did…

My first week making this recipe I did it 3 times. Couldn’t get enough.

So I have tried with some other toppings and loved them all.

  • Strawberry or cherry Jam
  • Peanut butter
  • Vanilla custard
  • Dolce de Leche (haven’t tried but can’t wait!)
  • And dreaming about Salted Caramel sauce on top. Might have to write a recipe post just for that one.
  • Chocolate dip you can see in the picture is just dark chocolate melted with a little Oat Cream (about 1 tbsp for 1 chocolate bar or 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil).

And if recipe interested you I am sure you’ll appreciate also my Pineapple Balls, that requires only 2 ingredients.

With gratitude,

CarolšŸŒ¶

Coconut Macaroons – 3-Ingredient Vegan Dessert – Easy and Healthy

Recipe by Carol MarsolaCourse: Dessert, SnackDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

macarrons
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Coconut, banana and a bit of chocolate is all you need to enjoy these Vegan Coconut Macaroons in no time. Easy, healthy and delicious!

Ingredients

  • Bananas, 2 very ripe large

  • Coconut, dried and finely shredded, 1 cup

  • Chocolate (optional), about 2oz

Directions

  • Peel the bananas and smash them in a bowl with the help of a fork.
  • Add the coconut and mix well.
  • With the same fork scoop some of the mixture and gently mold it into a ball.
  • Place on a tray covered in parchment paper and flatten each ball a little.
  • Bake until golden. It takes around 25 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 350F.
  • If you wish so, drizzle with some melted chocolate.

Notes

  • Check The Ingredients section for details on possible substitutions.
  • Best if stored in a closed container.

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