Meyer Lemon Coconut Macaroons


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If you’re craving something sweet and lemony, it’s all about these delicious Meyer lemon coconut macaroons. They’re also gluten-free and paleo-friendly.

If you're craving something sweet and lemony, it's all about these delicious Meyer lemon coconut macaroons. They're also gluten-free and paleo-friendly.

Coconut macaroons are delicious little mounds of goodness. They’re the perfect sweet snack (assuming you can stop at one or two)…and they’re surprisingly simple to make.

The great thing about coconut macaroons is that they couldn’t be easier to make. Once you’ve made them once, you’ll soon realize how highly addictive they are. I personally love the bright, lemony, vibrant sweetness of these Meyer lemon ones…which are sweet without being too sweet. You know what I’m talking about, right? But if you’re in a chocolate kind of mood, I’ve got you covered with chocolate coconut macaroons. Or if you’re in a pumpkin mood, check out my pumpkin spice coconut macaroons.

Either way, you can’t go wrong. And I find these Meyer lemon coconut macaroons span all seasons to be appropriate (and delicious) year round.


Meyer Lemon Coconut Macaroons

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 macaroons
Author: Lisa Bryan


If you’re craving something sweet and lemony, it’s all about these delicious Meyer lemon coconut macaroons. They’re also gluten-free and paleo-friendly.



  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes, turning the baking sheet halfway through The bottom of each macaroon will start to brown with finished.
  • Cool macaroons on the baking sheet for at least 15 minutes before transferring to a plate (otherwise, they will break apart).


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: coconut macaroons, gluten free macaroons, lemon coconut macaroons, paleo macaroons
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About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. I doubled the recipe, used one lemon and one lime. They turned out amazing! I would like to know if these should be stored in the fridge?

    1. Hi Yesenia – Homemade coconut macaroons can last up to one week in the fridge. But to prevent them from getting too soggy, just leave them on a plate in the fridge.

  2. Could I use maple syrup instead of honey? If so, will it be the same amount?
    Thank you for all your great recipes.

  3. I’ve done everything according to the recipe except didn’t have meyer lemons, so i used 1,5 medium size limes. While baking all the balls melted and turned into one big cookie…Lisa, what could be a reason for it? Can the type of almond flower be a game changer? Or all credit goes to lemons?:)

    1. That sounds strange, these should melt as the shredded coconut and almond flour gives them structure. I would double check your quantity on the shredded coconut and almond flour. :)

  4. I love these macaroons! This is the 4th or 5th time i have prepped them in order to have a quick and healthy sweet treat whenever i feel like eating snacks :).

    I have a question about the calorie count: you wrote that this recipe has 146 kcal but for how many grams / servings does that count?

    Thank you in advance!5 stars

    1. Glad you enjoyed these coconut macaroons Merve! In terms of the servings, you can always find it in the recipe card, which is 12 macaroons! And the nutritional information is per serving (1 macaroon).

  5. These taste great, everyone in my family loved them! I do have one question though. I’ve made these twice so far, and they keep “leaking” on me, so that it looks like a ball sitting a puddle. What kind of honey do you use? Liquid? Thicker? Not sure what else it could be.5 stars

    1. Hi Emmelia – so glad you love the macaroons! And that’s interesting about the puddle as I’ve never had that happen. I do use a thicker white honey. Maybe give that a try next time or add a little less of the honey that you’re currently using. :)

      1. I also got those puddle under the cookies…. I need to try it again with different kind of honey.
        thanks! smells amazing~~

      2. I also got this puddle situation 🤔 did you find out what went wrong? I’m keen to try it again but would like to figure out what I need to do differently..