Vegan Coconut Macaroons with Apple
Vegan coconut macaroons made thumbprint cookie style with a topping of stewed apples. These will disappear pretty quickly!
Servings: 7 bite-size macaroons
For the apple topping:
- 2 apples I used 1 golden delicious and 1 royal gala, any sweet apples will do
- 1 tablespoon demerara sugar
- Icing sugar optional
For the macaroons:
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour *see notes for gluten-free option
- 3 tablespoons coconut milk powder **see notes, don't try to omit this, it does make a difference, I've experimented it!
- 7 tablespoons soymilk or almond milk might be good too
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 cup desiccated coconut flakes
- ½ cup demerara sugar
Peel the apples. Cut into quarters and remove the seeds. Slice into small pieces. Place in a non-stick saucepan with the demerara sugar. Cover and cook on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally or until apple are half cooked, translucent and dry. (Make sure not to leave any liquid with the apples as they will moisten the macaroons).
Meanwhile, prepare the macaroon dough. Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
Mix the flour, coconut milk powder, vanilla and soymilk together. (This should be very much like a thick batter).
Place all remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Pour the batter over, mixing thoroughly. The dough should be firm enough to form balls without crumbling. (Add 1-2 tablespoons water or soymilk if required).
Form seven balls out of the dough. Flatten slightly between the palm of your hands and press your thumb in the centre to make a slight well. Place a few pieces of apples in the well and shape to slightly enclose them.
Place on a greased and floured baking tray. (Or use parchment paper).
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Remove and allow to cool. (Macaroons will still be quite soft when removed and will harden upon cooking). Dust with icing sugar.
Use a gluten-free all-purpose flour mix for gluten-free. You may also make your own mix but make sure you have a good ratio of flour to starch.
**Coconut Milk Powder
Coconut milk powder is not the same as coconut flour. It is dehydrated coconut milk. You may find it at some Asian or Indian grocery stores but be careful as some brands contain caseine or other dairy ingredients added in. You can also find coconut milk powder online on Amazon US and Amazon Canada.
You may substitute with more all-purpose flour (1-2 tablespoons) in the recipe but this may not yield exactly the same result. The macaroons will still be delicious though.
Link to original recipe - Vegan Coconut Macaroons with Apple - https://veganlovlie.com/vegan-coconut-macaroons/