2 cups ground almonds

Mondomulia’s Vegan Coconut Macaroons

Mondomulia’s Vegan Coconut Macaroons

1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup pistachios, roughly chopped in half

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup homemade apple sauce (see notes)

1/2 cup Vita Coco coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C fan and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the ground almonds, desiccated coconut, pistachios, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a medium size bowl.
  3. Combine maple syrup, apple sauce and melted coconut oil in a separate large bowl and stir together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet and stir until a dough has formed. If it is a bit too sticky, add a tablespoon of flour.
  5. Using a spoon or a batter scoop, make small balls of cookie dough. Place them on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes, until edges are slightly brown.

Notes: to make the apple sauce, peel, core and dice two small apples and cook them with a little water and sugar until they are soft enough to mash. 

You can visit the Vita Coco Kitchen at Vegan Life Live between the 7th and 8th January at Alexandra Palace. Please see the Vegan Life Live website ( for more details and information on tickets.