Meringue cookies are light, melt-in-your-mouth good, and have a crisp texture, sometimes with a chewy center. Thankfully, they’re easy to make paleo because the main ingredient is egg whites. These paleo meringue recipes are tasty and simple, and most of them have only a few ingredients. Enjoy!
1. Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Chip, and Vanilla Coconut Meringues
Meringues are a great way to use up extra egg whites leftover from recipes using yolks, and this basic meringue recipe with three possible flavors is a perfect place to start. The basic ingredients are egg whites, honey, sea salt, and ice water, and the rest depends on the flavor you choose.
2. Paleo Maple Pecan Meringue Cookies
With vanilla extract, maple syrup, and chopped pecans, these cookies are a true treat with only a small amount of added sweetener. You only need two egg whites for this recipe, plus a pinch of cream of tartar. This helps to stabilize the egg whites.
3. Clean Eating Meringue Cookies
This basic meringue cookie recipe needs only egg whites and maple syrup. You can leave it plain that way, or use some of the suggested toppings and flavorings like cinnamon, nuts, chocolate, orange extract, lemon extract, or peppermint extract. Yum!
4. Paleo Meringues With Chocolate Chips
For a chocolate chip cookie in meringue form, try these chocolate chip meringues made with egg whites, cream of tartar, salt, pure vanilla extract, pure maple syrup, and mini chocolate chips. They’re so light and pillowy with delicious bursts of chocolate chips.
5. Paleo Chocolate Meringue Nests
Something I really love about meringues is their ability to be completely delicious but also very decorative. These chocolate meringue nests are the perfect example, with their swirly pattern and their coconut cream and berry filling. Dust with extra cacao powder for a beautiful presentation.
6. GAPS Meringue Cookies
Many meringue cookie recipes can be made suitable for the GAPS diet, which is a welcome relief for people on this restrictive diet who’d like a treat every now and then. The caramelized honey in this version has a deliciously brittle texture and a sweet flavor.
7. Maple Cinnamon Meringue Cookies With Salted Toasted Almonds
The flavors of Ceylon cinnamon, maple, and sea salt are so elegant in this recipe, and these cookies are so timeless that they can be enjoyed by your great-grandmother as well as by your kids. Maple syrup is the only sweetener, and the sea salt is a delicious fancy touch.
8. Paleo Chocolate Meringues
While I love sophisticated flavors like cinnamon and maple, classic chocolate meringues are always a sure winner with all ages. These chocolate pillows will melt in your mouth, and they’re so easy to make with just egg whites, maple syrup, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
9. Lemon Meringue Cookies
These cookies remind me of a healthy, paleo version of lemon meringue pie, without the crust. You’ll start with a light and crispy vanilla meringue “nest,” and when cool, you’ll fill the nests with a sweet, yellow lemon curd filling made with grass-fed butter. Perfect for spring!
10. Two Ingredient Meringues
When whipped carefully, meringue cookies don’t even need cream of tartar or other stabilizers. This recipe uses only egg whites and maple syrup, and if you let the cookies cool extra long in the oven without opening the door (overnight if you can), you’ll ensure a perfect texture.
11. Coconut Sugar Meringues
Maple syrup is a popular sweetener for homemade meringue cookies made paleo style, but coconut sugar adds a tasty, caramel-like flavor that’s something like brown sugar. These beautiful golden meringues can be made with only three ingredients.
12. Coconut Raspberry Freezer Meringues
This meringue recipe is quite a bit different than any other recipe I’ll share today, and that’s because it doesn’t involve eggs or any other tradition meringue ingredients. These are made with only full fat coconut milk and raspberry puree, so there’s no added sugar or allergens! Perfect for the AIP diet.
13. Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Meringues
These meringues are made with egg whites, cream of tartar, fine grain sea salt, vanilla extract, and coconut palm sugar. Once baked and cooled, you can drizzle them with melted dark chocolate until they’re all striped, chocolaty, and delicious.
14. Paleo Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees
This is one of the more elaborate meringue recipes I’m sharing today, with a gorgeous presentation of bright green meringues baked to look stacked like Christmas trees, with chocolate-dipped bottoms. If you don’t want to use natural food coloring, try some matcha powder.
15. Maple Meringue Kisses With Raspberry Frosting
Sweetened with maple sugar and filled with a delicious dairy free raspberry frosting (or not, if you’d rather have them plain), these pretty little meringue kisses are delightfully cute but also super tasty, and really simple to make with egg whites, cream of tart, salt, and sweetener.