These Lemon Macaroons are bright with lemon flavor, with a touch of maple sweetness and a deliciously chewy texture. The tart lemon glaze is made with coconut butter. You’re going to love these irresistibly scrumptious gluten-free, paleo, and vegan macaroons.
I don’t make enough lemon desserts…they’re something my mom has always wanted more of, and I’ve always resisted since historically, I just don’t really like lemon desserts. When I want something lemony, I want it super bright and tart with lemon flavor, and usually, lemon desserts are just too sweet for me.
Lately, I’ve been more interested in lemony things. Experimenting with lemon recipes and seeing what all the lemon dessert fuss is about since I have made a couple drool-worthy lemon desserts in my day (case in point: lemon bars, no bake lemon tarts, and lemon cheesecake.)
I’ve bet you’ve guessed it already, but we’ve got another lemony WINNER on our hands today you guys, and these lemon macaroons just might convert me to full lemon LOVE. This is big. 🍋🍋🍋
As with most of my treats, I kept things relatively simple with these beauties and the result was simply fabulous. You don’t need a whole lot of ingredients to make good treats, guys! Only eight ingredients are needed for both the macaroons AND the glaze.
Lemon Macaroons with Lemon Glaze…yes, please!
Now let’s talk about what’s in there to make these lemon macaroons so chewy, sweet, tart, and wonderful. Of course, you can’t have coconut macaroons without coconut. I use a very finely shredded unsweetened coconut (also sometimes called desiccated coconut) that helps these hold together nicely.
There’s also a bit of almond flour and a pinch of salt. Maple syrup adds sweetness and coconut butter helps bind everything together. A splash of vanilla extract, along with the necessary fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, add a bold brightness when you bite into the macaroons. Heavenly!
Can’t forget about the glaze either – it’s equally simple and lemony, and when paired with the macaroons, we get the perfect level of tart sweetness. In my opinion, the glaze is super necessary to add that tartness that I crave in a lemon dessert. Because it has a coconut butter base, it firms up so nicely and carries the lemon flavor deliciously.
If you’re a lemon lover, then you’ve GOT to try these…and if you’re not, you should still try them, because maybe they’ll be the treat to change your mind 😉 they’ve got that classic coconut macaroon chewiness infused with the brightness of lemons – it’s truly irresistible. Enjoy my friends!