Gluten Free Macaroons for the trail!

Aug 20

Gluten Free Macaroons for the trail!

This is one of my most requested recipes so I wanted to spread the love to you! My good friend John Stromme says these are like “heavenly sticky buns!” Not only are these macaroons moist and delicious, they are also gluten free and packed with healthy, good-for-you foods! Almonds are full of protein. Coconut is a medium chain fatty acid that typically gets burned as energy and not stored as fat! Cinnamon is said to help with blood sugar levels. Walnuts are full of the good omega 3 fats! Local raw honey and dates are a great natural sweetener! Whether you are out on the trail or on the road, keep these in your saddle bags for a sweet power treat!

Gluten Free Macaroons!

  • 1/2 cup gluten free almond flour

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp. REAL salt or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 large farm egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten free vanilla
  • 1/2 cup local raw honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place rack in center of oven. Grease cookie sheet with coconut oil (butter or alternative works!) Combine almond flour, coconut, salt and cinnamon in a bowl with whisk. Evenly stir in chopped dates and nuts. Add egg, vanilla and honey to the dry mixture. Blend well using a wooden spoon until the mixture is evenly moist and easily molded by your spoon. Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes. (This makes the mixture easier to handle. You can skip this if you are short on time and willing to get sticky!) Using a metal spoon, scoop the mixture up the side of the bowl to help mold each cookie. Make cookies to your desired size. (Think golf ball size.) Place cookies at least one inch apart on baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Makes approx. 24 cookies. Enjoy!
Note: Keep a close eye on these near the end of the bake time as they can go from golden to dark brown quickly!
For best results, always start with the best ingredients!
Happy Trails!
Cowgirl Sarah


  1. This recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious, moist and full of flavor,you have to try it.

  2. Hey Sarah,

    I just made these yesterday and they were incredible! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Brian!
      Your welcome! Thank you for baking them and taking the time to write to me!!! Makes me smile and beam! Thank you!


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