White Chocolate & Toasted Macadamia Nut Muffins

Is it already the week of Thanksgiving? Honest question. Where in the world has the time gone, and why is this year going by so fast? I had a feeling that December would fly by so quickly, so I decided to put my Christmas decorations up last night so I could enjoy it longer. While Kyle and I were out walking the dogs in the evening, neighbors everywhere were putting up their lights. It inspired me to put up my Christmas tree! I’ll do the outdoor lighting after Thanksgiving.

If you’ve already guessed, I decided not to do a recap post this morning. I’ll be posting it Wednesday. Since I’m leaving town for Thanksgiving, I’d rather have my Thanksgiving weekend recap be separate, so I’m combining this “half” week with last weeks! Hope you don’t mind! 😀
Today, I’m sharing the recipe for my white chocolate & toasted macadamia nut muffins. These muffins were incredible, and it makes me sad that they are gone! The good thing is that I’m making a similar version today with chocolate and peppermint! They are inspired by my favorite holiday drink, the peppermint mocha latte!

These muffins were a hit. I’ve never regretted giving baked goods away until I found myself on the couch trying to make the last bite of the batch last. I made them last Sunday, and they made for the perfect last-night treat!  
Anyone who tried the muffins was surprised to learn that they were actually on the healthier side. These gluten-free muffins were filled with ingredient swaps like almond flour, coconut flour, swerve, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs. With wholesome ingredients like that, topping the muffins with white chocolate chips was necessary!

5 from 1 vote

White Chocolate & Toasted Macadamia Nut Muffins

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 12
Author Taralynn McNitt


  • 3/4 Cups Almond Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Swerve (or maple syrup)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3/4 Cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 Cups Roasted Macadamia Nuts
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (or almond)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Whisk the eggs, applesauce, and vanilla together.

  3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and swerve to a large mixing bowl. Combine!

  4. Add the eggs, applesauce, and vanilla into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix and add in coconut milk. 

  5. Stir in half of the white chocolate chips evenly. 

  6. You can use liners or grease a baking pan for the muffins. 

    Add 1/3 cup sized dough balls into the muffin pan. 

  7. Top the muffins with white chocolate chips and the macadamia nuts. Use your hands to press them down into the muffins so that they stay in place. 

  8. Bake for about 25-28 minutes. 

  9. Let them cool completely before taking them out of the muffin pan. You can place them in the freezer or fridge to speed up the process. 

  10. For best results, store in freezer or refrigerator! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Per Muffin

Recipe Makes 12 Muffins

165 Calories, 13g Carbs, 12g Fat, 4g Protein, 4g Fiber, 5g Sugar

I love to use Swerve in my baked goods because it doesn’t have a weird taste or fake taste. Swerve is non-glycemic, all nature, easy to digest, gluten free, pet s afe, and ketogenic! If you’d like to use honey, real sugar, syrup, or anything else, feel free! 
Anyone else think the egg mixture looks like the U.S.? 🙂
You can replace the coconut milk with regular milk/almond milk/cashew milk/soy milk…get it?
White chocolate chips are my favorite! 
I ended up spraying the liners with cooking spray. It was unnecessary, so next time I’ll just spray the pan and add the muffin mix directly into that! 
Bake the muffins until the edges are lightly brown and the macadamia nuts are nice and toasted. They will be soft and crumbly until they cool down and set. You can expect that with flourless muffins! 
Make sure you allow the muffins to cool compeltely before removing them from the pan. For **BEST RESULTS**Store in the freezer and allow them to defrost for five minutes before eating.
These muffins are filled with healthy fats, lower in carbs, and perfect for any time of the day! They are really good with cinnamon tea. Each bite is magical 🙂 The seasonal spices gave it an extra pop of flavor. 
These muffins would also be delicious with a white chocolate mocha! Maybe Starbucks should serve these:)  
I hope you enjoy these delicious muffins! I can’t wait to make them again 🙂

Questions for you!

  1. Do you like white chcooatel macadamia nut cookies?
  2. What’s your favorite holiday drink?
  3. Do you have your Christmas tree up yet?


  • Ross

    I’ve been craving macadamia nuts for a while and this seems like a super way to satisfy my nutty cravings. Lots of flavors there and I look forward to giving it a try, of course with a cup of tea! I’m thinking of adding some cashew nuts on top as well.

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  • Michelle

    I made these over the weekend and they turned out great! I am not much of a baker or cook so I was really proud of myself. They are pretty sweet so they turned out to be the perfect after meal treat! Thanks!

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  • Jenna

    I’m not sure I have ever had white chocolate macadamia nut cookies or muffins, so I’m interested in trying them now.
    My favorite holiday drink is the peppermint mocha frappe from Starbucks!
    I just bought a tree so it will go up either tonight or tomorrow.. is it okay to put up your tree while watching The Stranger Things? Because we are so addicted right now..

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  • Anonymous


    i do not have coconut flour and almond flour. I was wondering if you’ve ever tried this recipe with whole wheat flour and white flour?

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Paige

    I love your photos in this post! I’ve only recently started my own blog and I am excited to learn more about photography. I hope I can one day be a lovely photographer like you! (Promise not to laugh at the quality of my photos if you end up checking out my blog! 😂)

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  • Andi

    Where did you get your cloths??

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  • Harriet

    Oh they looks so yummy, going to make them on the weekend! White chocolate and macadamia is one of the best flavours of cookies. My favourite holiday drink is toffee nut latte, so good. I’m not putting up any Christmas decorations this year as will be overseas, it’s going to odd not having them up!

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  • Maximiliane

    1. I love white chocolate macadamia nut cookies!!! I usually stick to dark chocolate, but for treats I like using white chocolate. I can’t wait to try out your recipe!!!
    2. My favorite holiday drink is probably a peppermint hot chocolate or mulled cider. Perfect for both fall and winter!
    3. I don’t have my christmas tree up yet, but I can’t wait to get it up! I was just listening to a podcast that was talking about the benefits of getting a smaller christmas tree since you have less needling, etc. I’ll be keeping that in mind this holiday season!

    Reply to Maximiliane
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Maximiliane!

      I feel like white chocolate and dark chocolate are two completely different things. I love them both though! I’d choose them over milk chocolate any day!

      Sign me up for anything peppermint!

      Yes! I’m sure that is helpful for sure!

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  • Tanya

    These sound devine. I will definitely be making these. I can’t believe you have your tree up already. I’ll wait a couple more weeks. Happy thanksgiving

    Reply to Tanya
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I usually wait. I have never put it up so soon, but I really really really wanted it this year! I moved into my home mid-December last year so I never had the chance to really enjoy it! 🙂 Making up for it.

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  • Jess

    These look great!

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  • Susie @ Mile High Dreamers

    Ahhhh I’ve been waiting for you to post this! We have a place here called Boulder Baked (ah hahaha…), and they sell fresh baked cookies, and the white chocolate macadamia is one of our favorite flavors! But this is excellent because it’s a whole lot healthier than the cookies sooooo… breakfast?!

    I do love me some hot chocolate and schnapps during the holidays. Especially with whipped cream!

    And our tree is going up on Thanksgiving! Gahhhh I just love the holidays so much!

    Reply to Susie @ Mile High Dreamers
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Susie!

      Yes, breakfast for sure! This is my favorite combo (used to get the Subway ones when I was a kid all the time.)

      Now that is a great holiday drink!!

      ME TOO!!!:D Have a good Thanksgiving!

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  • Sarah S

    I love white chocolate macadamia cookies! I happen to have macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips at home so I’m gonna make these!

    Favorite holiday drink is Starbucks gingerbread latte with just 1 pump (otherwise too sweet) and soy milk –so so good!!

    And no tree for me but I want to make a gingerbread house !

    Also this is a little random but I was wondering if u were writing a book or something? I’ve been following you for like 7-8 years now and would love to read a lifestyle book by you!

    Reply to Sarah S
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Sarah!

      You might want to start baking!:) They are so good.

      I always do one pump and + espresso in mine! With coconut milk.

      I’ve always wanted to make one too!

      The only book I’m writing is my blog:) Thank you for following me all of these years! That is amazing!

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  • Alena

    I really do like white chocolate macadamia nut cookies so I think these will add the perfect addition to my Thanksgiving brunch! (I got married about a month ago so my husband and I are hosting brunch for my family before we have dinner with his dad.. I’ve been searching for the perfect recipe and this one is it!!!)
    I don’t think I have a favorite holiday drink – maybe eggnog?
    We don’t have our tree up yet – we actually buy two plantable trees and plant them when the time is right. It’s cute and we get to have multiple trees and be nice to mother nature 🙂

    Reply to Alena
    • Taralynn McNitt

      If you like the combo in the cookies, you’ll love the muffin!

      I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I bet you’ll be the best host!! & Congrats on getting married!

      Eggnog! the best!

      That is a great way to give back to mother nature! I’ve never had a real tree. I’ve used my fake tree for the past five years lol

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  • Alyssa

    Would this work with all almond flour?

    Reply to Alyssa
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I’ve never tried it with just Almond Flour. I’d definitely have to retest it without some of the liquids. You could replace the coconut flour with regular / gluten free flour.

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt
  • Nicole

    I love your healthy helping of white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts 😁 Growing up, that type of cookie was always my go-to choice. And your egg mix does look like the US!

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  • Linda @ the Fitty

    Swerve! I use it all the time.. also, I do think that milks blush looks like the USA.

    Macadamias are my favorite nut!

    If you don’t mind me asking Tara, who helps you take photos while you’re cooking and baking recipes like this? Do you not get Butterfingers? By that, I mean hands messy, constantly trying to clean it before taking up the camera putting it back down, yada, yada, yada.

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    I’ve never tried white chocolate nut cookies before, but they sound heavenly. I’ll definitely give it a try even though I’m more of a dark chocolate girl. Thank you for the recipe Taralynn! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  • meryl

    waw this recipe looks amazing !
    I will try it once I move to my own place 🙂

    Reply to meryl

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