Jan 10

Macadamia Nut Banana Cookies

I have internet again!!!

Macadamia Nut Banana Cookies (5 of 5)

Geez, living without internet for 4 days is worse than living without chocolate for 4 day. Or so I would imagine. I’ve never actually lived without chocolate for 4 days. We recently bought this brick of chocolate from World Market. Have you seen these things? It’s just a chunk of chocolate and you take a sharp knife and chisel away small (or large, if you’re lucky) chunks of chocolate as you drink wine.  It’s actually quite dangerous.

Macadamia Nut Banana Cookies (1 of 5)

So the honeymoon was amazing.  Just the best.  Except for the minor part where I got out of the shower and passed out on the floor (not alcohol related, just to clarify).  I was having some vertigo from of a cold I had before the wedding…which was made worse by the altitude changes on the airplane flight.  So the vertigo + too much sun + a super hot shower led to me passing out on our bathroom floor (or at least that’s my guess). 

It was pretty scary for my husband (I still can’t say ‘my husband’ with a straight face…I start laughing every time).  I was out for like 30 seconds before I opened my eyes back up.  Andrew got a doctor to come to our room to check me out and then we ordered room service and ate it in bed.  It was actually one of my favorite dinners.  Club sandwiches and french fries.

Macadamia Nut Banana Cookies (2 of 5)

So this is the first recipe I’ve made for the blog in my new kitchen.  Andrew and I moved into a little house that I think is going to be perfect for us.  The highlights: (1) I have an entire closet devoted to gift wrapping, (2) Andrew has dress/trouser socks in like every color and we wear similar enough shoe sizes so we can share socks, and (3) my horrendous commute isn’t quite as horrendous anymore. 

I don’t really talk about much about my grad school/dietetic internship on here because why would we talk about textbooks and presentations when we could talk about oats and peanut butter?  So I’ll keep this next part brief.  The intensity of my dietetic internship is about to pickup, which means I’ll only be posting once a week (on Fridays) from now on.  I’m about to begin my hospital food service rotation so I’ll be a full-time student while ‘working’ (interning) 34-40 hours a week.  I’m way excited.  And slightly nervous.  I was always in awe of those people who could work and go to school.

  Macadamia Nut Banana Cookies (4 of 5)

Okay onto these cookies.  When I started this recipe the plan was to make granola.  But since I’m always in a cookie state-of-mind, the recipe kind of morphed into something doughy and dessert-like.  Like I’ve said before, I don’t think coconut oil is some ultimate-healthy-godsend but the coconut flavor in these with the macadamia nuts + banana is delicious.  The only reason I love macadamia nuts as much as I do is because they remind me of my mom.  And as much as I’m loving being married, I’d by lying if I said I don’t get a little homesick from time to time.  So macadamia nut cookies it is.

Macadamia Nut Banana Cookies (3 of 5)

Macadamia Nut Banana Cookies
  1. 1 1/2 cup quick oats
  2. heaping 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 medium ripe banana (~1/2 cup), mashed
  6. 3 tablespoons honey
  7. 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, combine quick oats, macadamia nuts, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, combine mashed banana, honey, coconut oil and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until a dough is formed. Pack the dough in 12 small balls and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, or until bottoms are just turning a golden brown color. Allow to cool on a cookie sheet. Store in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Makes 12 cookies




11 comments on “Macadamia Nut Banana Cookies”

  1. Looks and sounds delish! Glad you were alright after the fall :)

  2. Congrats on the marriage! How scary you passed out on your honeymoon. Glad you were ok.
    True story: at my wedding, we chose to kneel (DUMB!!!) instead of sit in chairs during the mass, and because my dress was tied so tight & it was blazing hot (+ nerves, I imagine), I thought I was going to pass out on the altar. I actually got sick at the reception (not alcohol related!) but managed to escape to the ladies room with my MOH inconspicuously. Not even my husband knew.
    Anyway, I love macadamia nut cookies, so I will have to try these.
    Good luck with your internship & new life as a married lady. Marriage is pretty awesome. :)

  3. First off, congrats on getting married AND moving into your new house! Your life sounds so exciting right now, I hope you’re enjoying it :)
    Secondly, I can totally relate about the whole “full time student + work thing”. I never knew how people managed to do that so I wish you luck even though I’m sure you will be awesome!
    And thirdly these cookies look delish and I just happened to buy honey roasted macadamia nuts from trader joes…I think I HAVE to make these now :)

  4. Congrats on getting married. =) and it must have been scary that you passed out. I’m glad that you’re okay. =)
    And, yikes! Work + being a full time student is a lot. You’ll be great. =) I’d love to hear more about what you do during your dietetic internships too.

  5. I’m literally doing a little jig because I’m so excited for you and your HUSBAND! This is probably the only time I’ll say thank God for calculus class, eh? ;)
    Sorry to hear about your scary experience on your honeymoon, but I’m glad to hear the majority of it went splendidly.
    I don’t know the last time I had macadamia nuts, but they remind me of Hawaii and Christmas for some reason. I think my mom actually got me some for Christmas once….and we used to buy them in Hawaii. Anyway, these cookies look amazing as all your cookies do!
    Best of luck with your dietetic internship— you’ll be great :) And happy cooking in your new kitchen!

  6. Congrats on getting married!
    I love the looks and sound of these! The combo is perfect!

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  9. Yum! These look like the perfect little snack :)

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  11. Macadamia nut banana cookies are healthy. I love these delectable cookies. Thanks to your post

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