Protein Macaroons

Last night I wanted something sweet after dinner and had all the ingredients on hand to make coconut 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 ideas, 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.

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 300Β°.
  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! πŸ˜‰ Enjoy and have a lovely weekend.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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 πŸ˜€ thank you for sharing Miss Brittany πŸ˜€


  3. 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!

  4. 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 πŸ™‚ 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!

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

  6. 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 πŸ™‚

  7. 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!


  8. 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!

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