a close up of Coconut Thumbprint Cookies (macaroons!) on a serving plate.

So I've been doing this gluten free thing for a little while. A very little while. Like, a couple of weeks. I was kind of really really hoping that I wouldn't feel any different, but I do. I'm definitely not swearing off gluten forever. I mean, how am I supposed to pig out on homemade ravioli or eat the best pizza ever if I don't eat gluten?

Anyway, I've been experimenting with new ways of preparing some of my favourite things. Stay tuned for a few more gluten free recipes to show up here.

a close up of Coconut Thumbprint Cookies (macaroons!) on a serving plate.

Healthy Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

These Gluten Free Macaroons with raspberry chia seed jam are super delicious and vegan at the same time.

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  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons raspberry jam


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Mix the shredded coconut, almond flour, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Then mix in the coconut cream and maple syrup.
    2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, ½ cup coconut cream, ¼ cup maple syrup, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, ½ cup almond flour
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  • Using a small cookie scoop, portion the dough and place it on the baking sheet. Use your thumb to press a little indent in the center of each portion. You'll need to press the sides together a bit to create little nests.
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  • Fill each cookie with about ½ teaspoon of jam. You can fill the holes right to the top.
    4 tablespoons raspberry jam
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  • Bake the cookies for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Remove them from the oven and leave them to cool on the baking tray.
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Serving: 1 macaroon, Calories: 85kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 59mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg
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