No Bake Macaroons (Vegan and Paleo)

No Bake Macaroons.  These things are like crack.  You cannot just have one!  I know I said that about the Coconut Cream Larabars too.  If you like those, then you will love these!


no bake macaroons


Did I mention that these were no bake?  That’s right.  These yummy little treats can be made in just a few minutes.  These are also vegan, gluten free and paleo.

These freeze well too, so feel free to make a big batch and freeze some.  So any time you get a craving for macaroons, there they are in the freezer! Sounds like a plan to me.

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No Bake Macaroons

No Bake Macaroons

Prep Time 10 min Serves 12 cookies     adjust servings



  1. Combine the flax meal and warm water in a bowl.
  2. Whisk it and throw it in the fridge.
  3. In a food processor, pulse the coconut and almonds into a fine powder.
  4. Then add the dates, flax mixture, vanilla and coconut oil.
  5. Pulse until the mixture starts to come together.
  6. Roll into balls.


Recipe Notes

You can also roll the balls in some more coconut like you see I did in the photos. I got about 12 out of my batch. Enjoy!

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36 thoughts to “No Bake Macaroons (Vegan and Paleo)”

  1. Just made these! I only had one cup of coconut so I used 1 cup oats as well. They still turned out great! Super yummy! :) Thanks for of your great recipes!
    1. I revised the recipe since it was originally posted. I read the post 5 times and I saw nothing about maple syrup in the post. Did you read that in the comments? You can use maple syrup in place of the dates if you like. I used maple syrup in the original recipe, but I think these came out better with the dates.
      1. The comment i have included mentioned maple syrup and I kept looking at your recipe and never saw any mention of it, lol. I like the date recipe best. Natalie on April 23, 2013 at 10:30 am said: How many dates should we use if we omit the maple syrup?? Reply ↓ mgking76 on April 23, 2013 at 10:33 am said: My guess is about 10.
      1. Wow, good to know. Thanks for your quick reply :) I love every recipe I have made from your site!! I share your website on facebook and with other friends & people I meet all the time :)
  2. Just made these and they were so delicious!! I love how easy your recipes are and I like that they are almost completely guilt free! Thank you.
  3. If I have regular dates (not Medjool) how many should I use? (or easier, how much by weight are 10 medjool dates?)
        1. I used the flax meal to make an "egg." Chia seeds work well with that too. I am not sure how oats would work, but you can try?
  4. I wonder if the measurements would be the same using coconut flour and almond flour as opposed to grinding it yourself? Or do they need to have more texture than the flours. I have so much flour, in the freezer, I need to use up some inventory! Thanks!
  5. I finally just made these. I needed to get the flax meal and finally did. They are in the refrigerator now - I had a little trouble getting the mixture to come together - like it needed more liquid - my beautiful MedJool dates were quite large so maybe that was the problem. BUT, I worked the mixture together and made the balls - rolled them in more coconut as you suggested. I had to sample one - duh - absolutely fantastic! Very easy and super yummy. Thanks for this great recipe.
  6. Can you use a vita mix? My food processor just died. She gave me a good run - I had her 27 years (kenmoor). Do you recommend a brand?
  7. I have chopped dates. How much would I use? Also, I like the taste of maple syrup better than dates. How much did the original recipe call for? Just curious why you changed from the syrup to the dates. Was it a texture thing?
    1. They held together much better with the dates. They were also much softer. If you use chopped dates, I am guessing about 1 cup?
  8. I made these today for the first time and they turned out awesome! Because of my daughter's nut allergy, I used 1/4 cup sesame seeds and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds in place of the almonds and they turned out delicious. The texture was perfect and I also followed your suggestion of rolling them in coconut at the end. I got 22 balls out of the batch so I must have made them a bit smaller than you did. Thanks for another awesome recipe! :)
  9. Thankyou so much for this recipe. Made it for my grandchildren who absolutely loved them. They were a big hit with adults & children alike.
  10. I have all the ingredients to make these except for the ground vanilla beans. Can I grind my own? If I can, would you grind the bean too? Or do you just take out the inside?

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