Smart Sweet: Macadamia Date Cookies (2 ways!)

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

These are super easy to make, they can be eaten as a raw ball or as a cookie, these are great for kids (oh and adults too) as they are sweetened naturally with dried fruit which is high in calcium and iron. After they are cooled well they become chewy! ENJOY!

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Login to rate this recipe - Not a member? Join Today


  • 1 cup (200 g) of macadamias
  • 5 fresh dates
  • 5 dried figs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of coconut flour
  • Pinch of Himalayan or sea salt


  1. If you want to make these into cookies verses leaving them in raw balls, preheat oven to 180 C/350 F.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until the ingredients are all ground and well combined.
  3. Take a teaspoon size amount and roll into a ball.  These can be eaten as raw balls so skip step 4.
  4. To make these into cookies flatten the balls out on a line baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • Macadamais – any nut or for a nut free option use sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Dates and figs – any dried fruit

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12-16

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories120
  • Fat9g
  • Saturated Fat1.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium5mg
  • Carbohydrates11g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars8g
  • Protein 1g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

More posts from