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Macarons… I don’t care what kind you have, they are all uh-mazing. I mean, what’s not to like?! I’ve always been obsessed with them, but I’ve never been brave enough to try to make them, especially because it seemed as though gluten-free + vegan macarons were impossible. Well I knew they were possible to make because there’s a local sweet shop here in town that makes them, but I didn’t think they were possible for ME to make.
But this is proof! And let me tell you, my family is already begging me to make more. To that, I say gladly! And now you can make them too!
So I recently hit 10k on Instagram! Guys, thank you for your support and following so much! Now I can add that nifty little swipe up feature in my stories and it’s just kinda a new level for me. So to celebrate I thought I’d make something really great. I thought maybe a cake would be cliche (not that I’m ever opposed to cake) but I wanted to challenge myself and these pretty little macarons have been bouncing around in my head for a while now.
Now I can’t take complete credit for these Pretty Pink Macarons because my friend Holly over at Little Blog of Vegan is wayyyy ahead of the game and has made some super fantastic macarons. Seriously- check it out (and btw, hers are so much cuter than mine!)! Unicorn Birthday Cake Macarons
So, with her guidance, I decided to tackle this challenge and guys, I did it!!! Now these Vegan + Gluten-free Pretty Pink Macarons are a little finicky- I mean you really have to follow the instructions closely for them to turn out. In fact, the first batch I made with sprinkles didn’t turn out bc I didn’t cook them long enough and I took them out of the oven too fast, so they caved in. You have to let them cool slowly. Now I will warn you, this recipe does take longer than 30 minutes, but trust me- these little gems are worth every extra minute (and you get to take breaks in between steps).
So what the heck is in these little cuties you ask? Let’s take a peek.
☆ almond flour
☆ aquafaba!! (if you have no idea what the heck this is, let me tell you- the genius that figured this out is like my new favorite person. It’s the brine from a can of chickpeas! You beat it with your electric mixer and it fluffs up like egg whites… no, I’m not joking… seriously it’s miraculous)
☆ powdered sugar
☆ cream of tartar
☆ pink sugar crystals
☆ “buttercream” frosting
Crazy, huh? Now you could also add in vanilla extract, I was supposed to and forgot lol, but they were scrumptious without, so I’m just gonna go with it. My next macaron recipe will include it though, so stay tuned (and I bet it’ll be in the near future), but in the meantime, I know you’re going to love these Pretty Pink Macarons! BONUS! get 15% off superfood powders used in this recipe if you purchase through me!
p.s. funny (not so funny at the time) story… these adorable pink flowers came from these bushes I have out front at my house. So I go out there and pick some and of course I would pick the one with a spider and like a thousand microscopic bugs… gasp, scream, swear word! Ugh, so that was a whole fiasco before shooting these. The price you pay for real flowers in your photos lol.
** Macaron shells adapted and inspired by Holly over at the Little Blog of Vegan
** Get the Rawnice superfood powders for 15% off using code fontana15! SHOP
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Wow, these look stunning! Definitely want to try them out. 🙂
Thank you so much! They are sooo yummy! My first time making them ?
These might just be the most precious little things I’ve ever seen. Incredible photos and these look delicious!
Aw you’re so sweet! Thank you so much! ????
Is the baking temp in Fahrenheit? Thanks.
Yes it is
Is the batter supposed to be real thin?