Easy Banana Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

For an easy gluten-free treat that is vegan and refined sugar-free look no further than this easy coconut macaroons recipe made with only 3 ingredients? Banana, unsweetened shredded coconut and chocolate - no added sugar, no condensed milk, no egg whites! Perfectly chewy and simply the best easy treat for Mother's Day or Easter! These are Vegan, too!  #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #easterrecipes #easyrecipes #healthydessert

For an easy gluten-free treat that is vegan and refined sugar-free, look no further than this easy coconut macaroons recipe made with only 3 ingredients. Banana, coconut and chocolate – no egg whites, no added sugar, no sweetened condensed milk! 

overhead shot of a bowl of healthy vegan coconut macaroons drizzled with dark chocolate

Gather ‘round, all you lovers of sweet chocolaty coconut treats! Because these chocolate-drizzled coconut macaroons are OFF THE CHARTS good and waiting for no one. Oh, and on a side note, these are also gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo and yes, also vegan if using vegan chocolate!

I don’t know about you but I am definitely in the mood for springtime desserts! Have you seen the Carrot Cake Granola I posted the other day? If I told you I made myself a big old breakfast parfait with layers of Greek yogurt, aforementioned granola, and leftover crumbled coconut macaroons, would you think I am crazy? Because I tell you, it was the best thing I have eaten all week.

chocolate drizzled easy vegan coconut macaroons cooling on a wire rach

Healthy Banana Coconut Macaroons  – 3 ingredients only!

These coconut treats are made without egg whites and have not seen a drop of sweetened condensed milk! All the moisture and sweetness comes from ripe bananas.

Banana acts as a binder and egg replacer in this recipe and I find that 2 bananas hold these coconut cookies together just perfectly. As we use them to sweeten these macaroons, you want to look for bananas with some brown spots on the skin. Pick an unripe banana, and the cookies will be starchy instead of sweet, chewy and moist.

The dark chocolate coating/drizzle for these coconut macaroons is optional but highly recommended. If you’re looking to make this a vegan and sugar-free snack, look for vegan chocolate chips or make your own coconut oil chocolate (recipe below).

overhead shot of healthy coconut macaroons drizzled with dark coconut oil chocolate

If it’s the traditional macaroons look, you’re after, you can simply dip just the bottom into melted chocolate. I do prefer the chocolate drizzle on top.

How to make Coconut Macaroons:

Prep: Preheat your oven to 350F/175C degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

picture collage showing how to mix banana coconut macaroons batter

 

Step 1 – Place your bananas in a large bowl and mash finely with a fork.

Step 2 & 3 – Add shredded coconut and continue mashing and stirring until fully incorporated.

 

coconut macaroon batter being shaped into balls and placed on a baking sheet

Step 4 & 5– Form little mounds using a medium cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) or your hand, making sure you compact them as much as you can (so that they don’t fall apart when they’re cooked), and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6 – Bake for 25 minutes or until the top and bottom are a beautiful golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

dark chocolate being melted and drizzled on top of healthy coconut macaroons

Step 7 – Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Make sure you have equal-sized chunks.

Step 8Melt in the microwave, by 30 seconds increments. Stir well in between each increment, until perfectly smooth.

Step 9 – Using a spoon, drizzle the macaroons with chocolate. The chocolate will set as it cools (you can speed up the process by placing the sheet in the fridge if it’s not hot anymore). Enjoy!

overhead shot of healthy 3 ingredient coconut banana macaroons drizzled with melted chocolate

 

How long do homemade coconut macaroons last?

These healthy macaroons will keep for up to three days at room temperature. Yep, a lot shorter than the traditional sugar-laden ones because of the bananas.  You could also refrigerate them in an airtight container. This should make them last a day or two more.

healthy chocolate drizzled paleo vegan coconut macaroons cooling on a wire rack

Can coconut macaroon cookies be frozen?

Yes, these can be frozen for up to 2 weeks. Thaw them in the fridge overnight or for a couple of hours at room temperature before serving.

overhead shot of chocolate-drizzled paleo coconut macaroons surrounded with shredded coconut

Can these be made sugar-free?

To make these macaroons 100% sugar-free, use coconut oil chocolate instead of dark chocolate.

Here’s the recipe: In a small pot, add equal parts of coconut oil and cocoa powder (and a little bit of honey – optional). Heat on very low heat and whisk until fully combined and nicely smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat and cool down slightly.

chocolate covered healthy 3-ingredient coconut macaroons in a small white bowl

Tips for making this recipe:

  • Make sure you buy shredded/desiccated coconut that is unsweetened. The sweetness of the bananas is enough and the chocolate takes care of the rest.
  • Use ripe bananas for this recipe – we fully rely on their natural sweetness as we add no sugar to the batter.
  •  Wanna make chocolate banana macaroons? Stir some cacao powder into the base. And what’s stopping you from adding a pinch of cinnamon, a grating of nutmeg, or some freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries?
  • To make these macaroons 100% sugar-free, use coconut oil chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
overhead shot of healthy easy 3 coconut macaroons drizzled with chocolate
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Easy Coconut Banana Macaroons - 3 ingredients only

For an easy gluten-free treat that is vegan and refined sugar-free look no further than this easy coconut macaroons recipe made with only 3 ingredients? Banana, coconut and chocolate - no added sugar, no condensed milk! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy coconut macaroons, glutenfree Easter treats, macaroons without condensed milk
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 macaroons
Calories 146 kcal
Author Marie

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1 1/5 cups shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chopped (you can also use chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place bananas in a large bowl and mash finely with a fork.
  3. Add shredded coconut and continue mashing and stirring until fully incorporated.
  4. Form little mounds using a medium cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) or your hand, making sure you compact them as much as you can (so that they don't fall apart when they're cooked), and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top and bottom are a beautiful golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  6. Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave, by 30 seconds increments, stirring well in between each increment, until perfectly smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle the macaroons with chocolate. The chocolate will set as it cools (you can speed up the process by placing the sheet in the fridge, if it’s not hot anymore). Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you buy shredded/desiccated coconut that is unsweetened. The sweetness of the bananas is enough and the chocolate takes care of the rest.
  • Use ripe bananas for this recipe - we fully rely on their natural sweetness as we add no sugar to the batter. 
  •  Wanna make chocolate banana macaroons? Stir some cacao powder into the base. And what's stopping you from adding a pinch of cinnamon, a grating of nutmeg, or some freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries?
  • To make these macaroons 100% sugar-free, use coconut oil chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Coconut Banana Macaroons - 3 ingredients only
Amount Per Serving (1 macaroon)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 207mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 1%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Oh wow, these look absolutely incredible! Macaroons are definitely one of my guilty pleasures – I’d better make some for myself!

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