Lemon Macaroons ~ Low-Sugar, Low-Carb

I’m a huge fan of lemon. I don’t like things overly sweet and love the extra zing lemon adds to a recipe.  I also love coconut macaroons – who doesn’t?  But like most desserts, too much of anything can be bad for you…can it? Well, not these little bits of heaven!

These little guys are only 70 calories each and less than 1 g of sugar.  I bet you can’t stop at just one!

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Makes 28 macaroons

Macaroons
2 egg whites
2 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup Swerve (can sub with stevia equivalent)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest

Low-Sugar Lemon Glaze
1/2 cup Swerve icing sugar
1 Tbsp grass-fed butter, melted
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed.  Low-Sugar Lemon Macaroons 1Add Swerve, vanilla, lemon juice and zest, beat again for a few seconds.  Fold in shredded coconut.Low-Sugar Lemon Macaroons 2Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.  Using a tablespoon, measure out macaroons and drop onto baking sheet.  Low-Sugar Lemon Macaroons 3Bake for 12 minutes rotating the sheets once halfway so they brown evenly. These can burn very quickly! Start checking on them after 10 minutes.Low-Sugar Lemon Macaroons 4Remove from oven and allow to fully cool.

To make the low-sugar lemon glaze, combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.  Drizzle over macaroons.  Top with more lemon zest (optional).  Place in the fridge until hardened.Low-Sugar Lemon Macaroons 5 Low-Sugar Lemon Macaroons 7Keep leftover macaroons refrigerated in an air-tight container.  These also freeze well!

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Low-Sugar Lemon Macaroons 6 Low-Sugar Lemon Macaroons 8Nutritional Info per macaroon
70 Calories, 3g Carbs, 1g Fibre, 2g Net Carbs, 6g Fat, 1g Protein, 1g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.

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