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Almond Lemon Macaroon Recipe

Healthy Recipe: Almond Lemon Macaroons

Not everyone enjoys a coconut macaroon, even though it's a favorite traditional Passover cookie. Plus, the coconut can really increase the saturated fat content of traditional macaroons. Here's a crunchy alternative — a macaroon made strictly with almonds. These cookies are loaded with protein and heart-healthy fats, plus an unforgettable lemon and almond flavor.

Learn how easy it is to make this recipe, after the break!

Almond Lemon Macaroons

Almond Lemon Macaroons

Almond Lemon Macaroons

Ingredients

2 cups unblanched almonds
1/2 cup Sucanat or sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract (find one that's kosher for Passover)
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
3 egg whites

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grind the almonds in a food processor, and pour them into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in the Sucanat, almond extract, salt, and lemon rind. Then stir in the egg whites. The dough will be thick, like wet sand.
  4. Use a spoon to place two-inch balls on a pan lined with a Silpat mat or parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until dry and lightly brown on top.

Makes 20 cookies. Here's the nutritional info for one cookie:


Source: Calorie Count

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