chocolate peppermint macaroons

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!  I have zero Irish in my background however, since marrying into an Irish family I guess it’s time I put forward some Irish spirit!  Since you won’t find me making corned beef and cabbage, here is my first attempt at something festive, Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons!  

Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons ~vegan, gluten free~

(As I’m writing this I’m wondering why are mint flavored foods part of St. Patrick’s Day anyway?  Is it the green that comes to mind with mint?) 

Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons ~vegan, gluten free~

These macaroons are totally easy to make and unlike traditional macaroons, they are 100% vegan!  (gluten free too!)  Weighing in at under 100 calories each, these little cookies are a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth!

Recipe adapted from Rawmanda.

chocolate peppermint macaroons
Makes 18 cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 12
  • ⅔ cup old fashioned oats or oat flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. In a high speed blender such as a vitamix, pulse oats until a powdery flour is formed.
  2. Transfer to a medium bowl and add coconut flakes, maple syrup, peppermint extract and melted coconut oil. Mix until well combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  3. Tightly pack dough into a tablespoon sized scoop and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake on 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges and firm to the touch.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 81 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 8 Sugar: 4 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1

Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons ~vegan, gluten free~

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