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Flourless Chocolate White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Protein Cookies

Try out these healthy 6 ingredient protein cookies that are easy to whip up and quick to bake. They require no flour, added sugars, oil, egg nor butter. Depending on the protein powder and white chocolate chips used, this recipe can also be vegan! Who says cookies have to be “only on occasion”?Not me with the cookies I bake up 😉 Feel free to have these for breakfast, snack, or dessert! No worries if you eat all of them in one sitting either 🙂

chocolate white chocolate macademia nut protein cookies and a dash of cinnamon

This month’s theme for the recipe redux collection is based around travel!

Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about a trip you took state-side or internationally and create a healthy recipe from an unforgettable meal you enjoyed. Or, create a recipe from a native ingredient you saw or tasted on your travels.

I LOVE to travel. So much. There were so many ideas that raced through my head when I saw this theme that I wasn’t sure what to pick! I’ve had so many amazing meals on my trips, but I decided to take it back to the beginning. Something that no matter what screams vacation. Who doesn’t like a reminder of vacation? I sure do! For me that ingredient is macadamia nuts.

I don’t know how you feel about them, but there is just something about macadamia nuts that scream all things vacation, beach, Hawaii (even though they are technically native to Australia haha). Do you feel the same way?

The first trips my parents took without us kids was to the Hawaiian Islands. They did this for a few years. Yes, yes. How could they leave me behind?! I know you’re wondering the same thing.

But, honestly, at that age I was super pumped to get to spend time at grandma’s house so I was for sure ok with it. I loved going to grandma’s house and for sure wish she was still around. (When I was older, though, my parents were kind enough to take us with them. Thanks! Love you!!)

Anyway, back then, they always brought back the requisite lei/beaded necklace, but there were also always macadamia nuts, too. To me they were so exotic. I had never seen, nor heard of them before. They would bring back cans of them, and chocolate covered ones, which (like most [now dark] chocolate covered things, are SO good).

Back then, you couldn’t find them in your local grocery store either, so they were this rare treat that we got every couple years, or so. Over the years, I have developed a mad fondness for them. White chocolate macadamia nut cookies? I’m totally in. I decided to up the anti this time around and make them chocolate based because, well, I love chocolate.

These babies though are healthy enough to eat for breakfast! Macadamia nuts pack plenty of healthy fats on their own. Combine them with the power of protein powder and oatmeal? You get a well rounded treat that has healthy fats, protein and fiber. No added sugars, oils or butter needed. Let’s get baking. While they are cooking check out the other awesome vacation inspired recipes developed by my fellow reduxer’s below!

Do you feel the same way about macadamia nuts?

Do you have an ingredient that always reminds you of vacation?

chocolate white chocolate macademia nut protein cookies and a dash of cinnamon
Flourless Chocolate White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Protein Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
24 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
7-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
7-10 minutes
chocolate white chocolate macademia nut protein cookies and a dash of cinnamon
Flourless Chocolate White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Protein Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
24 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
7-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
7-10 minutes
Servings: cookies
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet
  2. Grind your oats into flour, and crush your macadamia nuts
  3. Place all ingredients into a bowl and slowly add your liquid while stirring until you get a thicker pancake-like batter consistency
  4. Drop the batter onto your pre-greased cookie sheet until all of the batter is used (use a spatula to get out all of the batter from the bowl)
  5. Cook for about 7-10 minutes in the oven and then cool on a cookie sheet. Eat and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

1. I use water as my liquid of choice, feel free to use whatever you would like

2. The amount of liquid will be dependent on how absorbent your protein powder is. (The batter will be thinner than your average cookie dough)

3. The amount of cookies you make will be dependent on the size. I prefer lots of cookies as opposed to a few, so I make small, silver dollar sized cookies.

4. No worries if you eat all the cookies in one sitting! Each batch is healthy enough to do so 🙂

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  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome November 7, 2016, 8:27 AM

    Mmmm – Macadamia nuts!! Thanks for sharing your cookies at the Great Cookie Exchange!

  • Courtney September 4, 2016, 12:30 PM

    These look great– my dad loves white chocolate and macadamia nuts, so I’m going to have to make these for him! 🙂

  • Cathy Lawdanski August 29, 2016, 4:12 PM

    I LOVE macadamia nuts AND chocolate. This looks like a delicious “guilt-free” cookie. Thanks for sharing with #overthemoon!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome August 29, 2016, 8:20 AM

    Yummy cookies (and I love that little kitten picture!!) Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up.

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 30, 2016, 2:48 PM

      They were delicious! I love that picture too. It’s a good representation of what I may have been like lol. I’m still such a child haha

  • Kimmythevegan August 28, 2016, 10:02 PM

    Haha I totally feel the same way as you about macadamia nuts. The first time I really saw them was in fact in Hawaii (a few years ago when I went). I’m glad your parents finally took you with them 😉 It is such a magical place and I am totally loving this tribute to it. Sounds super tasty.

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 30, 2016, 8:30 PM

      Oh nice! Well then that confirms that it’s just not me for sure. Thanks for that! I hope you had an awesome trip while you were there and I am glad my parents finally took me too. I LOVE to travel and experience new places.

  • Mary Ellen @ VNutrition August 26, 2016, 11:26 AM

    That picture of the cat made me laugh. Ooh macadamia nuts – I always think of Hawaii when I hear them but good to know they’re actually from Australia!

    Your cookies look great! I love how you always add extra protein in. 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for #HealthyVeganFridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 27, 2016, 10:04 AM

      Glad to see it’s not just me. I always think of Hawaii too! Guess this means I’ll just have to go to Australia lol. They are so yummy! I always add extra protein for a satiety boost and to make it a more nutritionally rounded snack/dessert (ahem or breakfast in my case haha)

  • Bethany August 25, 2016, 7:47 PM

    Yum! They look delicious!

  • Sonali- The Foodie Physician August 25, 2016, 1:15 PM

    For me, macadamia nuts have always had a bit of an exotic feel to them. And these cookies look perfect!

  • Annmarie August 25, 2016, 9:40 AM

    This is like everything I ever wanted in a cookie! They look so good!

  • Rachel August 22, 2016, 7:20 PM

    YUM! Love it. I need these today!!

  • Kaleigh @ Lively Table August 22, 2016, 1:18 PM

    I love those chocolate covered macadamia nuts! They are so good! Your cookie version looks awesome!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 22, 2016, 10:30 AM

    You had me a breakfast cookies! I love macadamias and chocolate. Great idea with the protein!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 22, 2016, 4:47 PM

      Thanks! I love adding a boost of protein to my baked goods. It helps to sustain me better! (I eat cookies for breakfast all the time haha, I should work on posting some other recipes sometime)

  • Holly August 22, 2016, 9:53 AM

    I agree macadamia nuts are pretty decadent. These cookies seem pretty healthy, without any flour and no sugar other than the chocolate chips. I love when a certain food brings back fond memories. There’s not too many foods that remind me of vacation. Probably more so tropical drinks like Island Punch or Pina Coladas – not something I would drink anywhere else.

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 22, 2016, 4:46 PM

      Haha really?! I totally agree with you on the drink part though, certain drinks you just can’t help but to think of vacation haha. I often associate food though with various trips…but then again food is pretty much my one track mind so maybe that has something to do with it lol

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