Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies 1

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies

Serves: 10

Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a great week! Like I mentioned here, I haven’t been feeling quite myself, so yesterday I took a day to myself to rest, relax and recover a bit. I slept in, took a yoga class in the morning and then went to get a massage in the afternoon. I started noticing this weird pressure in my left glute in the afternoon (Tuesday), so I wanted to make sure I got some extra stretching in. I definitely don’t want the pressure to get worse….I have a marathon to run soon!! 🙂 It was definitely a much needed day!

Since we are quickly approaching the holidays, I am going to continue to share some yummy and healthy cookie/bar recipes that would make great additions to your holiday dessert table! This recipe is definitely one of my favorites I have made so far! Plus it is great because you can add in or swap out any fruit/nuts/chocolate, etc that appeal to you! I hope you enjoy!

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Fit Ingredients

  • 1/2c (56g) macadamia nuts, crushed
  • 3/4c (60g) oats
  • 1/2c baking stevia (adjust to desired sweetness)
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 2 tsp (10g) psyllium husk (or flax)
  • 1c (227g) greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4c sugar free maple syrup (or honey, regular maple syrup, agave, etc)
  • 1/4c (40g) dried cranberries* (no sugar added)
  • 1/8c (14g) cacao nibs*

*Feel free to add in more or less of these. Or swap them for other mix in’s

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  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. In a bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients: macadamia nuts, oats, stevia, baking powder and psyllium husk.

4. Mix in your greek yogurt, vanilla and maple syrup (or honey, etc).

5. Stir in your cranberries and cacao nibs.

6. Using a tablespoon, drop your batter onto your parchment paper.

7. Bake cookies for ~25 minutes or until the edges are golden. The middle will still seem a bit soft, but they will set while cooking.

8. Allow to cool before serving.

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WOW! These cookies combined all sorts of amazing flavors! Sweetness of the cranberries, a hint of chocolate from the cacao nibs, the crunch of macadamia nuts! They had a perfect balance of sweetness! They were soft and chewy and just amazing!! Plus they are loaded with tons of healthy foods! How can you feel bad about eating a cookie that is so healthy for you?! (Or maybe I am just trying to justify all these cookies I have been eating) Just kidding! 😉

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 10 cookies)

Calories: 102.7, Protein: 3.6g, Carbs: 10.9g, Fat: 5.5g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 19mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 7.9g)

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13 Comments
  • mac nut freak here waving her freak flag!!
    December 13, 2012
    • DITTO homegirl, ditto!! :D These sound delicious!
      December 13, 2012
  • YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take me back to Hawaii! ;) I am glad you took a day to rest & recoup. So important!!!!
    December 13, 2012
  • adore macadamia nuts!! never baked with them before in cookies, sounds delicious!!
    December 13, 2012
  • Tara
    Hi there! Your recipes look fantastic. I'm going to try one this evening. I was wondering if you could also display the sugar content of your recipes. That's the biggest one that I have to watch and I know a lot of other people do too. Looking forward to a taste sensation :) Cheers,
    December 17, 2012
  • Mary
    Omg! These sound awesome! My hubby loves macadamia nuts and I love oatmeal cookies but because we're doing low carb, cookies are a no no. I'm going to surprise them with these. Thanks for such awesome recipe!
    November 15, 2013

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