Foodie Friday: Maple Almond Butter + Macadamia Nut Cookies {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Maple Almond Butter Macadamia Nut Cookies {Gluten Free, Vegan} @FitFoodieMama

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

As you’re reading this I am making my way down to Alexandria, VA for a family wedding.  Not only am I excited about this because it means a weekend away sans children (HOORAY) but it also means that I get to meet Sue from This Mama Runs for Cupcakes for the first time in the flesh! 

If you haven’t familiarized yourself with Sue’s blog yet then you need to do so! She always all sorts of awesome information about races, running, running tips, and running gear along with occasional mouth watering (healthy) desserts! I cannot wait to meet up with her and naturally, we plan on going for a sunrise run! She’s promised to give me a running tour of D.C. and I CANNOT WAIT! Yes, I abused the exclamation point in that paragraph but it’s because I’m FREAKING EXCITED! 

Speaking of desserts and excitement, today’s Foodie Friday theme is COOKIES and I’ve whipped up these super simple and scrumptious Maple Almond Butter Macadamia Nut Cookies.  Made with just a few ingredients, including Skoop B Strong protein powder, they’re perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack and of course, dessert! 

Maple Macadamia NutMaple Almond Butter Macadamia Nut Cookies {Gluten Free, Vegan}




  • 1/2 cup certified gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 maple almond butter (I used Justin’s)
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • Sprinkle of sea salt 
  • 1 20 gram scoop of Skoop Viva-Nilla B Strong
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted macadamia nuts 
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda 
You might also like:  Low Histamine Ginger, Lychee & Coconut Black Rice Pudding


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl together.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Roll into tablespoon size balls (maybe a wee bigger) then flatten a little bit. 
  5. Place on lined baking sheet making sure to leave a some room between each.
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. 
  7. Remove and let cool!

Makes 12 cookies! 😀 



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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply May 15, 2015

Sound (and look) delish! Now that I've built my baking confidence with mashed banana cookies, maybe I'll start trying new things! Lol.
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    Hahaha, these are SO easy! You can make them no problem :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply May 15, 2015

C is for cookie and I WANT THEM. I love macadamia nuts--I still need to try macadamia nut butter. I would imagine it is pretty $$$ but it needs to happen one day. Have so much fun with Sue! I wish I could party crash....
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    You know, I haven't been able to find macadamia nut butter around here but I bet it is delicious!!! I wish you could party crash too!!!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply May 15, 2015

YEY!!!! So excited for tomorrow!!!!
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted...5 ways to organize your running/fitness gearMy Profile

    Reply May 15, 2015

    ME TOO!!! Can't wait! :D

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply May 15, 2015

Macadamia AND almonds! Nut lovin' cookies <3
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine recently posted...Friday Finisher 5/15/15My Profile

    Reply May 15, 2015

    Exactly! :P

Smitha @ Running with SD Mom
Reply May 15, 2015

That sounds deliciously nutty!!! Yum! Maple and macadamia sounds like a winning combo! Thanks for hosting!
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    It is SUCH a winning combo! You definitely need to try it out! :) Thanks so much for linking up again <3

Reply May 15, 2015

These look delicious!!! Perfect week for healthy cookies since I already planned on posting some of those this week and it would have been yesterday or today.
Rainy day today if I get some time I think I'm going to have to make cookies!!!
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    Yay for healthy cookies!!! Yours look amazing, can't wait to give them a try! :D

Kailey Ingerman
Reply May 15, 2015

I'm making these! I've had to cut gluten out of my diet, and these look great!!
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    Yay! Let me know what you think! We ate them all in a day (between the 4 of us, haha!)

Reply May 15, 2015

Have so much fun with Sue! DC is a great running town--bummed I can't connect with you, too, while you're around.

Pinned these yummy sounding cookies!
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    Thank you! I wish you were around this weekend too, would have been nice to meet up! Good luck at your race!!!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply May 15, 2015

Those look yummy! I still haven't tried skoop yet!
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    I can't believe that. Get yourself some Skoop, girl!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply May 15, 2015

SO COOL that y'all are meeting up! I moved from Alexandria two years ago and am now two hours south! Hope you have a super fun weekend, and post pics on IG ;)
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    Reply May 15, 2015

    Aw, I wish you were closer by! We ended up in Fredericksburg last night- so we were closer to you than we are now! Maybe in the future we can meet up :) I will be posting pics for sure!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply May 16, 2015

these look great! you had me at cookie! Have fun with Sue! That is awesome that you get to meet in person!
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    Reply May 18, 2015

    Thank you! We had a blast :)

Reply May 16, 2015

These look so yummy! I love when cookies can be healthified :)

Have a great time on your well-deserved vacation this weekend!!
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    Reply May 18, 2015

    Me too ;)

Reply May 17, 2015

I've never had maple almond butter, academia nuts or B Skoop - i need to :)
Amber recently posted...Celiac Support SystemMy Profile

    Reply May 18, 2015

    WHAT?! We need to change that!

Reply May 17, 2015

Macadamia nuts are quite possibly one of my favorite types of nuts (so sad that they're usually so expensive though)--these look delicious! <3
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    Reply May 18, 2015

    I just seem them as a really yummy investment ;)

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply May 17, 2015

Wow. these look amazing. The problem is I think I would eat the whole thing of dough before I even made a cookie.
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    Reply May 18, 2015

    Thank you! I was trying my hardest not to eat all the was tempting ;)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply May 18, 2015

errr mahhh gerrrddd making these!
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    Reply May 18, 2015

    I ate them all, already. They are dangerous to have around, just forewarning you! ;)

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