Healthfully Intoxicated Coconut Macaroons

Hello! Right now I am taking a break from studying for my two finals tomorrow. I couldn’t decide what I wanted for breakfast this morning so I just kind of combined everything into a bowl. Part of me wanted oatmeal and part of me wanted eggs and thus a pseudo quiche-in-a-bowl was born. The oat bran is more cooked more than usual so it isn’t as liquidy and thus forms a crust. Then. you add your sunny side up eggs and a chopped avocado and voila!

Easy Quiche-in-a-Bowl

perfect bite: oatbran and yolk, egg, and salted avocado

Recipe: Serves 1

1/3 cup oat bran

a bit less than 1/3 cup water

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup egg whites

1 egg

1/2 avocado

sea salt

Directions – Cook the egg whites on the stove and add in a whole egg. Stir fry the egg whites around the yolk so that they get completely cooked but the egg yolk remains uncooked.

Combine the oat bran, water, and milk in a bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and 10 seconds. Scrape the egg whites onto the oat bran. Drizzle on the egg yolk. Top with avocado and fresh ground salt!

I also made my own version of ย Leanne’s Banana Drunk Macaroons. Only I actually got them a little drunk…

Drunken But Sugar Free Coconut Macaroons

These. Are. So. Good.

The perfect little snack at 50 calories a piece and lots of fiber and healthy fats and little carbs!

Recipe: Makes ~9 macaroons

1/2 banana

3-4 drops stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla

tsp coconut Bacardi rum

1 tbsp coconut butter, melted

2 tbsp egg whites

1/2 cup shredded coconut (reduced fat)

2 tbsp full fat shredded coconut

Directions – Preheat the oven to 325. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Spoon batter onto baking sheet. (I did some in balls, some in cookies, and some super flat to make them more crispy!) Bake for 18-22 minutes (check the bottoms).



Coconut * coconut gets a bad rap because of its saturated fat content, but its fatty acids are mainly medium-chain triglycerides, not long-chain. The long-chain triglycerides are bad for our cholesterol levels, but coconut has been shown to improve cholesterol levels. Animal studies suggest that medium-chain triglycerides can increase metabolism.

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams ofย complete protein!

Avocado * contains vitamins A, B, C, and E. Also contain phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, zinc, and iron. Their greatest asset is their monounsaturated fat content, which is linked to lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk of heart disease, weight loss, and even alleviating depression.


18 thoughts on “Healthfully Intoxicated Coconut Macaroons

  1. Those macaroons look heavenly! I’m not even a huge coconut fan and I want to make these. Maybe it’s because I like rum. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reminds me of Belize!

  2. I’m making these! And then I saw you wrote “make these”! YES MA’AM! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will try with regular rum though… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Love the quiche!!! Looks delicious! Easy too… those easy ones are the best.

  3. lauren you amaze me!!!!! i love all of your recipes… definitely going to make the coconut macaroons soon! (love the addition of the bacardi rum… hahaha)

  4. Oh My…..Both these creations look soooo good! That is such a great idea for a quick breakfast, and I have all the ingredients!!! Do I see a quiche bowl for tomorrow’s breakfast???

    And OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!! You are a hero. Seriously, I am making those sugar-free coconut wonders tonight….I don’t care if I don’t get around to them until midnight….

  5. I love that so many of your recipes serve one! It sucks being a college student and eating leftovers for like 4 nights. Haha! So glad we stumbled across each other’s blogs ๐Ÿ˜‰

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