Monk Fruit In The Raw + Coconut Meringue Cookie Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
December 30, 2013

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It’s almost the New Year, which means new healthy goals for a lot of individuals out there!  Have you ever heard of Monk Fruit In The Raw?  This was my first time being introduced to it.  Monk Fruit In The Raw is a wholesome, zero-calorie sweetener, made from delicious vine-ripened monk fruit, native to South East Asia, and has the clean, sweet taste of sugar.

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Monk Fruit In The Raw packets and Bakers Bags make for easy beverages or baking as they measure cup for cup like sugar and were created specifically for baking.  Monk Fruit In The Raw provides a reduced sugar and calorie option with wholesome ingredients and the great taste you can feel good about serving your family.  The main sweetening ingredient in Monk Fruit In The Raw is simply monk fruit, a taste that works in any recipe that calls for sugar.  Monk Fruit In The Raw does not contain added table sugar, sugar alcohols (erythritol), or molasses.

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Coconut Meringue Cookies



2 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, regular or reduced-fat
1/4 cup Monk Fruit In The Raw® Bakers Bag
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Place a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 250° F. Line a baking sheet, preferably light-colored, with baking parchment.

2. In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the salt and beat on high until the whites form soft peaks. While beating, slowly add the sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time; this should take 1 minute. Continue beating until the whites form stiff peaks, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a flexible spatula, fold in the coconut, Monk Fruit In The Raw® Bakers Bag, and vanilla until just combined. Drop walnut–size mounds of the meringue onto the lined baking sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart. With the back of the spoon, smooth and slightly flatten the meringue into even mounds.

3. Bake the cookies for 2 hours. Turn off the oven and leave the meringues in the closed oven for 45 min to 60 minutes, until they are crisp in the center. Gently lift the cookies off the parchment. These cookies keep in an airtight container, up to 1 week.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom CentralConsulting (#MC) for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received a promotional item and product sample as a thank you for participating.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

11 Responses to “Monk Fruit In The Raw + Coconut Meringue Cookie Recipe”

  1. Tanya says:

    It looks like a good snack. My son might even like this. I’ll have to try it out and see.

  2. courtney b says:

    wow this is something new, never heard of this before! but hey we love cookies in this house!

  3. Julie Wood says:

    These cookies sound delicious, and I would like to try and make these for my family. I like the ingredients!

  4. Mary Happymommy says:

    I love coconut. This recipe sounds delicious!

  5. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I do not like coconut at all but I will bake things like this because my sister loves it. I think she would really enjoy these cookies

  6. Allison Downes says:

    I have never even heard of Monk Fruit before. These look so yummy. I love using coconut in baking and cooking. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Betsy Barnes says:

    I never heard of this until now, sounds like it could be used in a lot of baking recipes to make them a little healthier 🙂

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    i love coconut, they look great.

  9. heather says:

    I have never had these before and I am curious now and would really love to try them thanks for sharing.

  10. Candace says:

    I just saw this in the store, and was wondering what it was. I was wondering how it tastes, you never really said if you or your kids liked the cookies. The recipe sounds good though, it wouldo be worth it to try it. Thanks!

  11. Adriane says:

    I’d never heard of Monk Fruit in the Raw – I’ll look for it at my market.

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