Vegan, Gluten Free Treat – You’re welcome!

Via on Dec 24, 2010

Almond- Coconut Macaroon – vegan & gluten free

1 Cup ‘o sugar

3 Tablespoons -Agar-Agar  (3 large egg whites – if you are not vegan)
Warning – Agar, Agar is expensive.  It can be found at your local Coop or Natural Food Store – it was near the Japanese food – it’s flakes – seaweed, in a small bag.

3 Cups of unsweetened shredded coconut (someone used sweetened and those were delicious)

¾ Cup raw almonds – chopped

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon coarse salt

1 bag of Vegan Carob Chips (chocolate  – if you are not vegan)

Preheat oven to 350.

Dissolve Agar in 6 Tablespoons of water – whisking together.  Put that in a small saucepan and add water to get it to fully dissolve and the consistency you are looking for – think 3 egg whites beaten.  Chill Agar for a little bit (not sure how long – I did it for about 20 minutes – that was fine).

Add sugar to the Agar – whisk together.  Stir in remaining ingredients.

Shape dough into one to two inch ball/mounds and place on parchment – lined baking sheets (states safe for oven) spacing an inch apart.

Bake for about 12-15 minutes until golden brown on the bottom and edges.  Let cool for 5 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.

Melt the carob chips in a double boiler.  This was the first time I did this and it was tricky to get it to melt to the consistency I wanted.  Experiment with adding soy or rice milk to make it more liquidy …. is that a word?  Nah, I don’t think so.  :-)

Dip the bottom of the balls into the melted concoction and then drizzle over the top.  Or do one or the other.

Tasty vegan, gluten free treat.

Happy Holidays!

About Maureen Miller

Maureen is a yoga teacher, life/health coach and an aspiring writer. She teaches yoga and leads a yoga teacher training/develop your yoga practice program for students who want to learn more about integrating the body, mind and spirit. Maureen believes when we find balance in all areas of our lives, we live in alignment with our core values and we can live a life filled with intention and purpose.  As a yoga teacher and life/health coach, it is her intention to be with students/coaches on their journey as they investigate decisions that brought them to where they are today, examine options toward change and make choices to break through current challenges.  You can find Maureen on Facebook, Twitter and at her website: Living Life, Making Choices.

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3 Responses to “Vegan, Gluten Free Treat – You’re welcome!”

  1. Hi, Maureen. Good to see food blogs like this on Elephant.

    Bob W.
    Yoga Editor

  2. elephantjournal says:

    This looks so delicious! Thanks, Maureen. ~ Lindsey B.

  3. Maureen Miller says:

    Thanks Bob and Lindsey!

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