Protein Macaroons

Ahhh it’s Friday… and it’s already lunch time. Only a few more hours til’ the weekend! We don’t have any big plans but there is a ton of stuff going on in Richmond (including this little Food Truck Derby that I want to check out) so I’m sure we’ll find plenty to do.

Anyhow, last night I wanted something sweet after dinner and had all the ingredients on hand to make raw macaroons. Alas the thought of pulling out my dehydrator and waiting hours to have one didn’t seem appealing so I started thinking of other macaroon ideasย  – including the grand idea of adding protein powder to a macaroon recipe. <– A coconut treat that’s packed with protein – yes please!

I knew this was an awesome idea and thought maybe it hadn’t been done before. A quick google search told me I was wrong – surprise surprise. The lovely Jamie Eason had already made a low carb coconut macaroon recipe that had protein powder. I should have known as she is the queen of protein filled treats. They looked pretty easy so I adapted it and made something similar and they are amazing!! Seriously, so good, super healthy and so easy to make. I’m in love.

protein macaroons

Protein Macaroons

Makes 15. Adapted from Jamie Eason’s Low Carb Coconut Macaroons

These little bites are not only moist and delicious, but they are low in sugar and carbs. They’re perfect for a snack or even as part of breakfast.


  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 10 drops of liquid stevia (I used NuNaturals Vanilla stevia) <– You could also use 1 packet of powdered stevia
  • 1 scoop (20g) vanilla protein powder (I used 1 packet of Perfect Fit vanilla brown rice protein powder)
  • 1 cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut
  • pinch of ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 300ยฐ.
  2. Whisk together egg whites, stevia, and maple syrup in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add protein powder and shredded coconut and stir until combined.
  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 before transferring to a sealed container for storage.

protein macaroons

And check out the awesome stats.

Nutrition Facts: 1 Macaroon = Calories: 52 Fat: 3g Carbs: 3g Sugar: 1g Protein: 2g.

If this isn’t the perfect Friday treat, I don’t know what is! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy and have a lovely weekend.

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  1. These look really delicious! I’ll have to pick up some coconut to make them next time I’m at the grocery store.

  2. love this!! pinning for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. LOVE. I might make these tonight!

  4. Shannon Fry says:

    Oh yea… Im so making these this weekend!

  5. YUM! Can’t wait to make this!

  6. These look so easy. Can’t wait to try them!

  7. Ohhh my goodness these were seriously SO good. A co worker brought in a box of Dixie doughnuts and I only had a little bite of one, because I was like “hmm I could have those macaroons instead” and they were seriously better than the doughnuts. I can’t wait to make these!! And I don’t have a dehydrator so I actually CAN! Haha.

    Glad we worked out this morning! Hopefully I see you at the Derby!!

    • Yay! I’m so glad you liked them Liz. What flavor donut did you try? I don’t really like donuts but I’m still interested to see all the crazy donut creations Dixie Donuts offers.

      I’ll text you tomorrow!

  8. Looks like a fun recipe to try!!! And healthy too. I need to get some of that liquid stevia. Everyone seems to be using it in their recipes!

  9. yum! these look great ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. These look awesome!!

  11. yep, i need these in my life!

  12. I have never made macaroons but I’ve always wanted to. They seem pretty easy and always look so delicious!

  13. Look very good and nice N.I. too – low calorie and very low carbs… hmmmm.

  14. Kaleigh says:

    just made them! I only had two eggs for the egg whites, so I added in 1/2 flax egg. So yummy, not overly sweet and I love that the protein powder isn’t really dominant/chalky!

    I am looking for quick and easy dessert snacks to make to eliminate my bf’s need to get store-bought (i.e. crappy) cookies… these def. made the list!


  15. i always get macarons and macaroons confused. you should make protein macrons next!

  16. These sound amazing!!

  17. Looks healthy and delicious. Can’t wait to try!

  18. Megan @ Fiterature says:

    This is happening in my house soon. Very very soon. YUM!

  19. I have no idea how I haven’t seen Jamie’s version of these considering I stalk her protein recipes! Love the look of these, totally making them for some pre and post workout treats ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. After seeing these on instagram I couldn’t want to see the recipe! I can’t wait to try them!

  21. Melissa says:

    I loved these! I added some cocoa powder to half the recipe so I had half vanilla and half chocolate. They were divine!

  22. Stephanie says:

    I found your recipe a couple days ago and have been dying to try this recipe. I had no idea unsweetened coconut was so hard to find. After four stores I was finally able to find it and tried these last night. They were really good! The only problem is the stuck like crazy to the parchment paper. I could not get them off! I just ate the tops off ๐Ÿ™‚ I tried a second batch and sprayed the paper with Pam but had the same problem. Did this happen to you or am I
    Doing something wrong? Thanks for the recipe!

  23. Jessica says:

    These are sooo good, I just pulled them out of the oven! I have a feeling this is going to be something I make many times. Thanks for the recipe!

  24. As you know I already tried these out. Loved the simplicity and the flavor! Seriously… Toasted coconut shreds are incredible and this recipe made them even better ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you for sharing Miss Brittany ๐Ÿ˜€


  25. Just made this recipe today and they’re sooo good! I subbed raw agave for the maple syrup and they still turned out great. Definitely a great option for a post workout snack! Thanks for the recipe Brittany!

  26. Do you think these would still work omitting the maple syrup and just using liquid stevia? I am really really sensitive to any sugar that isn’t stevia.

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