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4 Sep 2014

Maca-Roons Recipe

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Maca’s nutritional profile reveals it is rich in copper, vitamin C, and potassium as well as trace elements like iodine, iron, and zinc, fatty acids, and amino acids. Maca has a mild butterscotch flavor and can be added to smoothies, baked goods, yogurt, and other foods as a nutritional supplement. If you are looking at adding maca to some of your meals, check out this recipe for a Summertime Maca Smoothie and below for Annie’s delicious Maca-Roons, originally shared here on Mother Earth News.


Delicious Maca-Roons Recipe by the Herbal Academy of New England


Yield 20 macaroons

½ cup coconut butter
¼ cup organic gelatinized or regular maca root powder (like this option or this one)
1 cup shredded coconut
7 medium sized Medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup plus 2 tbsp water
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt 

  • Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees Fahrenheit – just warm enough to dehydrate the macaroons.
  • Mix the coconut butter, maca root, shredded coconut, and salt in a bowl.
  • Remove the pits from the dates, and place into a blender with the ¼ cup water.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour date mixture and vanilla into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. 
  • Scoop out a tablespoonful of the mixture at a time and place onto a baking sheet.
  • Place in the warmed oven for 25 minutes, then let cool. Store in the fridge  and enjoy!


Maca-Roons Recipe - Real Food by the Herbal Academy of New England

To learn more about the health benefits of maca, visit our article, Geting to the Root of Maca here: http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/getting-to-the-root-of-maca-zbcz1409.aspx#ixzz3CMCsnTle