Coconut Carob Chip Detox Macaroons

Last night was the premier of Toned Up, the Tone It Up girls’ new show on Bravo. If you’ve been reading EBF for a while you’ll know that I think that Katrina and Karena are awesome and I truly admire all that they do to help ladies love their bodies, get fit and be happy and healthy. In addition, I think it’s amazing to learn the story of how they’ve grown their business from sharing fitness videos on YouTube to a huge brand! They are such an inspiration!

Anyhow, I watched the show with a few friends last night. <– Thanks for making the late night trek out in the cold rain Liz and Brittany. I thought the show was fun to watch and was seriously cracking up during a good portion of it!

I’ve collaborated with the girls before and met them last year when I was in L.A. and it seems like they’re really just being their normal, spunky, fun-loving selves and I love that. My only complaint is that the show is too short! 30 minutes on Bravo is like 15 minutes of actual show time because they repeat stuff after every commercial break to make sure you know what’s going on. Oh well, I’m so happy for Katrina and Karena and will be tuning it each Thursday (OR recording it and watching on Friday because 10:30PM is a little late for this working gal).

Okay, on to the recipe! Since I knew a couple ladies would be coming over to watch the premier I made some snacks, including these little guys:

Coconut Carob Chip Detox Macaroons

Hopefully you all aren’t tired of cookie recipes…

Coconut Carob Chip Detox Macaroons

These ones are super healthy and totally New Year’s resolution approved. They’re a nutritious treat for detoxing after too many holiday cookies — hence the reason I included detox in the name. :)

Coconut Carob Chip Detox Macaroons

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Coconut Carob Chip Detox Macaroons
 
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Serves: 15-20
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (I use the Let's Do Organic brand)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin, unrefined coconut oil
  • 3 Tablespoons carob chips
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. Stir together almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Place carob chips in a food processor or mini chopper and give it a few pulses to break the chips into smaller pieces, but not so much that you make carob powder out of them.
  4. Use a Tablespoon to scoop batter onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 22 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool -- they will firm up as they cool so wait about 15 minutes or so before serving or transferring to a sealed container for storage. You can store them in the freezer if you want to keep them for even longer. They should last a few months in the freezer.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 107 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 7 Sugar: 5 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1

Coconut Carob Chip Detox Macaroons

Have a lovely weekend!

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  1. So jealous you got to meet them in person! Do you have their nutrition plan? I’ve been debating buying it for over a year now haha, but I’m not sure it’s worth the price. Cannot wait to try these Macaroons!

  2. These macaroons look so good! I really want to watch Toned Up, but I don’t have cable. I’m hoping eventually they put it on Hulu – it looks really entertaining/ interesting. Happy 2014!

  3. we did not get to watch it, so sad!! we hope to catch in online somewhere

    love macaroons ;)

  4. Yum these looks delicious! I wanted to watch the Tone It Up show but we don’t have cable – I guess i’ll have to wait until there is a way I can watch it via the internet.

  5. These sound SO tasty! Any ideas for someone who can’t have almonds for a substitution ?

  6. Yum! These look great!

  7. These look yummy! And I love your nails, by the way!

  8. I can’t wait to try these. They look delicious and I even have most of the ingredients on hand already! Perfect!

  9. I enjoyed watching the premiere too – I hope they show even more of the “business” side of TIU in future episodes. I really admire K&K and the amazing business they’ve created together. This recipe looks yummy – and your nails are adorable, as usual! ;)

  10. This is great how you brought this recipe up! I love how you combined olive oil, coconut, and carob in one recipe because these have such wonderful benefits!

  11. Detox: you knew just what I needed after getting back from my holidays! Happy New Years!

  12. Yum! I LOVE carob, and you very rarely come across carob recipes! This would be a great sweet treat after a training run. Thanks so much for sharing! These look adorable!

  13. Can I pin your recipes? I couldn’t seem to find it on pinterest. I want to pin this one so badly :) looks lovely!!!

  14. I love the Tone It Up girls! I’m actually participating in the Love Your Body challenge this year. But I agree about the show – 10:30 is laate!

  15. I don’t have carob chips but I do have carob powder – how much of this should I use in the recipe instead of the carob chips?

    Thanks

  16. Thanks,

    Can I also use coconut flour instead of shredded coconut?

    And can I use molasses or honey instead of maple syrup?

    If yes to both – what quantities?

    Alice

    • Hi Alice. You can certainly try these items but I haven’t experimented with them so I’m not sure how the macaroons will turn out. I think coconut flour would really change the texture and not be the best sub. I would stick with the shredded coconut if possible. Let me know if you try the recipe. :)

  17. Can I replace the maple syrup with fruit (fresh/frozen/dried)?

    Sweetners are too controversial to use…

  18. I’m impressed with how crispy and delicious these are for having few ingredients! Very nice work, I’ll probably make them again!

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