Here's a yummy recipe for super easy orange and coconut macaroons that require only three (!) ingredients for the biscuits, or two if you'd rather skip the orange and go for a plain coconut flavour. If you have some coconut sitting in the pantry and bananas in the fruit bowl, these can be ready to eat in less then twenty minutes - they're that quick to make. They're similar to the banana oat cookie recipe on the blog, but use coconut and banana as the base of the biscuit, rather than banana and oats - banana acts as a perfect binder for holding these together, and also provides moistness and natural sweetness to make a really yummy macaroon biscuit.
To spruce these up I added a little orange zest and juice for a yummy orange flavour. You can also dip them in dark chocolate for a chocolate bottom, or otherwise a little drizzle over top is delicious too - totally optional though.
Pop a few in the kiddies lunchbox (make sure to get them helping you to make them too!), for a yummy snack that's packed with sweetness and energy from the banana, and satiating dietary fats from the coconut.
Orange Coconut Macaroons
1 ripe banana
1 cup shredded coconut
1 small orange - 2 tsp zest and 1 tsp juice
Optional: dark chocolate to dip and drizzle
1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees celsius. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. In a bowl peel and mash the banana. Mix in the coconut and combine well.
3. Grate 2 tsp worth of zest from the orange and squeeze 1 tsp juice. Mix into the banana coconut mixture.
4. Spoon tbsp of the mixture into balls and flatten gently on the tray. Shape into a cookie. You should get 6-8 macaroons depending on the size.
5. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Watch carefully towards the end - they can burn very quickly. Remove from oven and let them sit for 5 minutes.
6. Optional: melt a few lines of dark chocolate. To choc-dip: dip the bottom of the biscuits into the melted chocolate, flip upside down and put in the freezer for a few minutes to set. To drizzle: using a tsp drizzle the melted chocolate over top. Pop in the freezer for a few minutes to set.