RECIPE - Moorish Macadamia Biscuits - Gluten Free

Moorish Macadamia Biscuits – Gluten Free

Using gorgeous local Nutworks Macadamia Paste these biscuits will be a hit in the school lunch box. They also have no added sugar and are high in protein.

·         ½ cup Nutworks Macadamia Paste
·         ½ cup butter
·         ½ cup sour cream
·         ¼ cup Natvia stevia powder (find me in the sugar aisle)
·         8 drops liquid vanilla stevia
·         1 cup unsalted macadamias, chopped
·         1 &1/2 cups Maleny IGA almond meal
·         1 &1/2 cups Maleny IGA brown rice flour
·         2 Rawganix free range eggs
·         ¼ cup Buderim Naked Ginger, chopped (optional)
·         ¼ cup white choc chips (optional see notes for alternative)
·         ¼ cup extra macadamias, and mixed choc chips and ginger (if using)  to top biscuits


·         Preheat oven to 180`c.
·         In a bowl combine butter, stevia’s, and eggs with a hand mixer.
·         Mix in the sour cream.
·         Add in the almond meal, rice flour, baking powder; combine well before adding in macadamias and also choc chips and ginger if including them.
·         Roll mixture into balls in your hands and place on grease proof paper lined trays.
·         Top each biscuit with some extra macadamias and ginger and chocolate if using for a decorative finish.
·         Bake for around 8-10 minutes or until golden, keep an eye on them.
·         Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire racks.
·         Store in air tight containers.
·         Make a chocolate version by adding a tablespoon of Planet Organic cocoa powder and an extra tablespoon stevia (or to taste).
·         Make these completely sugar free by leaving out ginger and white choc chips and using 1 x 50g bar of sugar free chocolate like Sweet William, chopped up, available in store.
·         If you are gluten intolerant check the chocolate you use for gluten free.
·         Make them extra ginger flavoured by using the Nutworks Macadamia Paste with Ginger.
·         Use honey instead of stevia, to taste.
Toddler Tips
·         These are great for kids as they are high protein and no added refined sugar other than the chocolate and glace ginger which can be left out.
·         Make small ones for little hands.
·         A great recipe to bake together!

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  1. Sounds delicious and gluten free will probably be a great benefit for me. Time to start making some dietary changes!

  2. Sounds delicious. Will try recipe with honey.

    1. Thanks for commenting Wirequeen!
      Beautiful with honey X

  3. I'm excited to try this, although I don't know if there is Macadamia paste where we live (in the US), I might try some kind of nut butter instead. I'm always excited to try new gluten free recipes, so thank you for this one!

    1. Hi Suerae, any nut butter would work, or you could try a health food shop for fresh macadamia butter? I don't know if Nutworks (that I used) send orders overseas or not XX

  4. Oh, these look yummy! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Party starts tomorrow night (thursday) at 7:05 pm eastern time! Hope to see you there!

    Cindy from

  5. Hi Cindy!
    Thank you so much for dropping by, having me in your GFF party and for pinning! XX

  6. Thanks so much Cindy!
    See you there XXX


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