Sunday, March 31, 2013

Raw Coconut Rose Macaroons with Pistachios

Aren't these pretty!  I found this recipe by Amy over at Fragrant Vanilla Cake and just had to try it.  She has the most beautiful raw deserts I've ever seen and loves to share her recipes.  I wasn't sure how big  of a piece to use of raw beet to give it it's pretty color so mine turned out darker than the original recipe.  I used a 1/2 inch slice when I should probably have only used an 1/2 inch square cube.  None the less, they still look fabulous!  I have never used rosewater extract before so was a little nervous about it tasting too floral but it has a really subtle flavor that is lovely.

Raw Coconut Rose Macaroons with Pistachios

3/4 cup almond meal
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 inch square piece of beet
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rosewater extract
2 cups fine shred unsweetened coconut

1/4 cup coconut butter or manna, warmed to liquid
3 tablespoons coconut oil, warmed to liquid
1 tablespoon raw honey

1/2 cup raw pistachios, chopped

In food processor using s-blade process almond meal, salt, honey, beet, vanilla and rosewater until well blended; add coconut and pulse till mixture holds together.  Using cookie scoop shape into 12-14 equal sized balls and dehydrate for 6 hours at 110.  Mix together glaze ingredients and dip tops of balls in glaze and then chopped pistachios.  Place in freezer for 5 mins to harden.


  1. I think those are just beautiful! Is the beetroot just for colour then? I love rosewater. It's quite a common flavouring used over here, and it one of the most common ingredients used in Turkish Delight, which most people quite enjoy! Can't wait to see what you show us next! Just wonderful! xxoo

  2. these look really sweet! I just made crackers using beets + fresh rosemary, oh they were dark pink and yummy. Check out "Daily Bites" I think that's where I saw it.
    I don't have a dehydrator, can I just put these on low in my oven?

    1. You could try drying them at the lowest possible setting, checking frequently, until they are just dry to the touch but still chewy on the inside. I've been checking out Daily Bites and have not come across the recipe you mention but I will keep looking!