If a meringue and a coconut macaroon had a food baby, these gluten free, low iodine treats would be it! I pretty much lived on these when I was on the low iodine diet and I’ve been loving on them ever since. Thee treats have a lovely light coconut flavour and are deliciously soft and chewy. The apricots add a lovely fruity flavour – it’s impossible to stop at one!
These are super easy to make and totally delicious to eat. I know the irregularity of the meringues might make the OCD in you all of a quiver, but I think the random irregularity of these bites that gives them their charm.
If apricots aren’t your jam, then swap them out for your dried fruit of choice. I promise you, you won’t regret it!
3 egg whites
150g caster sugar
½ cup (40g) desiccated coconut
½ cup (80g) finely chopped dried apricots
- Preheat oven to 150 C/130 C fan forced. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, beating until sugar dissolves.
- Fold in coconut and chopped apricots.
- Drop heaped tablespoons of mixture about 5cm apart onto prepared trays. Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool on trays.
Prep and Cooking time: 30 minutes