If you caught my past blog post about how to maintain (or even lose) weight during the upcoming holidays, you’re not going to want to miss this recipe.
It’s perfect for indulging in the flavors of the season without the guilt, sugar, and acid that usually comes with them!
These almond alkaline macaroons use no refined sugar, gluten, or dairy. Instead, they combine cardamom, vanilla, and almond flavors plus the natural sweetness of coconut for a winning combination.
You can share these at a holiday party or bake them with your kids to get them into the healthy holiday spirit.
Give them a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
Makes 20 Macaroons
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup dates or apricots
3 tsp. cardamom
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, alcohol free (I use 3 drops Medicine Flower)
Optional: 10 drops Medicine Flower almond extract and/or coconut extract
Optional: 4-5 drops of organic liquid stevia
Add all ingredients into the food processor and blend for 2 minutes. With your hands, tightly compact the mixture into macaroon shapes, and placed on the dehydrator sheet.
Dehydrate at 115 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 to 4 hours – then turn over and dehydrate for additional 2 hours. If you do not have a dehydrator, you can enjoy them raw, or you can heat them in your toaster oven.
Serve with some raw almond butter or coconut butter.
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