Chai spiced macadamia cookies

Chai-spiced macadamia cookies

Oh yes! I came across this recipe thanks to my friend and study buddy The Passionate Nutritionist. It’s a winner! The perfect afternoon snack for chai-lovers like me. Really low in sugar (just 2 tbsp maple syrup in the whole batch) and a good hit of protein with the tahini and nuts. I’ve made these a couple of times and if you like a good hit of spice, I recommend doubling the spice ingredients.


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom


  • Heat oven to 170C and line a baking tray
  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl to form a dough
  • Roll dough into balls and press down onto tray
  • Bake for 14-16mins or until lightly golden

Thanks to The Brown Paper Bag Nutrition and Wellness for the original recipe.