Cinnamon Clove Coconut Macaroons


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These little coconut gems are fully AIP compliant! They are spiced nicely as-is, but for an extra boost of flavors grind the cinnamon and cloves fresh!

This revelation is all thanks to running out of ground cinnamon and cloves. Thankfully, I had whole spices on hand {for making Elderberry Syrup}. So I ground a cinnamon stick up and 6 whole cloves. Oh my WORD. The smell is beyond anything I had ever used before… I was in deep smit. So was The Mister. He suggested we stop buying ground spices entirely and just grind them ourselves.

I love that man.
Cinnamon Clove Coconut Macaroons

Speaking of love, I think I’ll make these again for Valentine’s Day! They’ll be a nice chocolate-free treat for the kids. ♥

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Cinnamon Clove Coconut Macaroons

Cinnamon Clove Coconut Macaroons
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Paleo, Primal, Autoimmune Protocol
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Serves: about 4 dozen
These macaroons are spiced to perfection, but for an extra boost of flavor... grind the cinnamon and cloves fresh!
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat the coconut butter, cinnamon, cloves, and maple syrup over medium heat. Stir often, until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and fold in shredded coconut and sea salt.
  3. Scoop up the macaroon mixture, using a #60 cookie scoop, packed tightly, but level. Release onto the sheet pan, using your fingers to help it keep its shape if need be. Continue with the remaining macaroon mixture.
  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes before removing from the oven. Cool a few minutes on the sheet pan before moving to a wire rack. They may crumble otherwise... Hopefully you can wait that long.

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  10 comments for “Cinnamon Clove Coconut Macaroons

  1. paulette
    April 16, 2014 at 12:59pm

    These cookies were too die for! I have been following the AIP protocol for nearly 30 days, and when I made these, the only problem, was I ate like 10! I know that has to be more than 1 tsp honey I am allotted per day, but what the heck! So happy to have a tasty treat!

    • April 16, 2014 at 1:26pm

      Thank you SO much for the kind words, Paulette. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed these macaroons. And don’t worry, I don’t judge indulgent moments. I have my fair share of them. 😉

  2. Terri
    October 4, 2014 at 5:34pm

    Just perfect! I served these at a coffee for homeschooling moms at my house today. The ladies all loved them and asked for the recipe, which I copied off for them. My kids and husband loved them too. Thank you! Will be sharing! For fun, my young daughter sprinkled cinnamon on top before we baked them.

    • October 4, 2014 at 8:34pm

      Yay! Thank you so much, Terri. I’m so glad your homeschooling group enjoyed these! :)

  3. Jane
    October 29, 2015 at 12:28am

    They smell amazing, but alas, they all fell apart. I reduced the maple syrup by half as I went by taste and it tasted sweet enough at that; perhaps that was my problem? I used creamed coconut and the mix wasn’t very moist which wouldn’t have been helped by halving the sweetener. Do you have any clues for my next go to reduce the sweetness but keep the moisture level up? Thanks, Jane

    • October 29, 2015 at 7:05am

      I do think a combination of things help hold these together; the liquid provided by the syrup and melted coconut butter and packing the mixture tightly in the scoop. If you want to reduce the syrup it will take some experimenting. :)

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