Alkaline Cookies! No-Bake Raw Ginger Bites

alkaline cookies

This is a fast (5-minute!), delicious, alkaline and healthy-fat rich (so it’s great for your brain and will keep you going) recipe that EVERYONE in your family will love!

Hey! Ross here with a brand-new alkaline snack recipe for you. These little cookie-bites are DELICIOUS. The healthy fat coming from the almonds, almond butter, coconut oil, and macadamia nuts is so great for fighting inflammation, soothing the gut, speeding your metabolism, fighting bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol…and so much more.

Plus you’re getting the anti-inflammatory benefit from the ginger, nutmeg for the digestive system, cinnamon for your metabolism and cardiovascular system and cancer-fighting cardamon that’s also good for bad breath!

The sugar from the dates and rice malt syrup in this entire batch equates to a total of 86g of sugar, and of this 28g of fructose, which is the sugar we really need to avoid. This means each cookie contains 6g sugar and under 2g of fructose. Which is the equivalent to the sugar and fructose in less than a quarter of an average-sized apple.

Enjoy 🙂

Alkaline, No-Bake Ginger Cookie Bites

Makes 14 Cookies


3 tbsp almond butter
1/4 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 cup raw almonds
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp rice malt syrup
4 Medjool dates (pitted)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tsp ground ginger (you can increase or decrease depending on how spicy you like it)
1 tsp of ground cardamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 cup oats

Note: total metabolised fructose per cookie: 1.6g – approx the same as 1 grapefruit)


  1. Using a blender or food processor, blitz together the almond butter, coconut oil, rice malt syrup, dates (ideally soaked in hot water for a few minutes first, but it’s not a biggie), ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and oats until they’re well combined.
  2. Next throw in the almonds and macadamias and blend further, leaving these a bit chunky.
  3. Now, using your hands, simply roll them into balls and then flatten slightly to make the cookie shape. Put them into the freezer for half an hour and then transfer to the fridge. See if you can make them last 24 hours 😉


See Also: the Beginner’s Guide to the Alkaline Way of Life

Ask Me a Question or Leave a Comment Here - I'd Love to Hear from You


  1. Gillian Robinson Reply

    Hi Ross
    Loving your recipes.
    What is a good replacement for rice malt syrup?

  2. Louanne Kelley Reply

    Awesome cookies! Love your recipes! Happy Valentine’s Day💝🎉😍

  3. Lorie Reply

    I understood that eating raw oatmeal is never recommended.

  4. Genevieve Forde Reply

    Thanks Ross.

  5. Vania Reply

    Hi, can I replace the rice malt syrup with something else? Difficult to find it where I live. Thank you!

  6. Cher Gurse Reply

    Hi and thank you! Your sites are fantastic resources. My question: I think I’ve seen–on your website somewhere–that oats and dates are on the acidic side of the charts. Do you include low-acidic foods in your recipes?

  7. Rasila Pattni Reply

    Hi Ross,
    I made above cookies, I didn’t have almond butter so used dark tahini.
    Didn’t have macadamia nuts so used half a cup of almonds.
    I made 11 cookies and heated on high settings for 5 mins.
    They were very nice.

  8. Susan Hansen Reply

    My husband is a diabetic and I do keto as my body doesn’t like carbs, I can work with the dates, but not the rice malt syrup or oats (which I have never been able to eat) what can I subsitute?

  9. Dawn Reply

    Hi could you make these printable without Pinterest ?

    • ross Reply

      Yep – working on it. The plugin I was using no longer exists, so transferring them all over to a new one!

  10. Rebecca Macias Reply

    I noticed some foods/ingredients you use are BAD for people with thyroid. coconut oil raises my bad cholesterol too. Dr advised to stop using coconut oil. Flaxseed is dangerous to people with thyroid issues. The only oil I can use is olive oil. ALL other oils are considered a no go for me.

  11. Elin Hansen Reply

    I’m looking forward to making this recipe and eating many of them. Why? My partner is going away for up to a year and a half to help his father build a tiny house and his brother with the electricity in his house. I’m going to miss him terribly and will need something too look forward to and that’s going to be your every Friday alkaline recipes.

  12. Bonny Reply

    Can I substitute pure maple syrup for rice malt syrup?

    • ross Reply

      Best not to. The reason I use RMS is because it’s fructose-free. Maple is around 40% fructose.

  13. Louanne Kelley Reply

    I love these raw healthy recipes. Please send me more!????????

  14. Paula Wf Reply

    Hi Ross am so thankful for your recipes they helped me alot even though I dont get to participate in the thing that you do cause am always at work while your doing the programs I just want you to k ow that I appreciate you for what your doing

  15. Louanne Kelley Reply

    Thankyou for your awesome recipes! Its so good to find someone who cooks like I do! You are a blessing????

  16. Louanne Kelley Reply

    Thankyou for your awesome recipes! Its so good to find someone who cooks lime I do! You are a blessing????

  17. Mary Reply

    I don’t have rice malt syrup is there a substitute or can it be omited?

    • ross Reply

      You can probably omit from this and they’ll still be delicious.

  18. Ava Reply

    Can I substitute rice malt syrup with something else

  19. Genevieve Forde Reply

    Thanks Ross!

  20. Elin Reply

    These look delicious! I can hardly wait to make them. Interestingly, my favorite vegetables are alkaline, amazingly so, especially green beans!

  21. Nancy Reply

    Are there options for the sweetener? I don’t have rice malt syrup. Could it be exchanged for Stevia or Monk Fruit? It would be helpful if you could add substitutions for some of the ingredients in your recipes.

  22. Christine Reply

    Ross, macadamia nuts and rice (in the syrup)?are both acid foods!!!! Oats are confusing as to whether they are acid or alkaline. Oatmeal is acid but what about raw oats?

    • ross Reply

      Hi – I disagree with you on macadamia. Rice malt syrup is not alkaline-forming, but it is way, way, way better than other sugars as it’s fructose-free and so metabolised differently by the body.

      Oats and oatmeal are mildly alkaline-forming.

  23. Genevieve Reply

    Hi Ross –

    Thanks for the cookie recipe.

    Can you cook them instead of freezing them?
    (The smell of cooked spices is yummy!)
    Alao – Are they crunchy frozen?

    Thank you!

    Genevieve Forde
    Aotearoa NZ

  24. Beth Reply

    Hi, if we have a nut allergy to macadamia and other nuts( not almonds or peanuts); what can I substitute?


    • Elinor P Lederle Reply

      Oats… sadly my other “intolerance”; they give me scary heart attack symptoms. And they are in so many recipes. I’m at a loss for substitutes. Would I up the nuts, then they could become too oily, I could add coconut but then too drying… what other solutions can I sub them with? Just for variations….. thanks, Ellie

    • Sue Garton Reply

      I used all almonds and it’s great. The stores just didn’t have macadamia this time.

  25. Merv Friedman Reply

    Do you have a alkaline keto cookbook ? If yes, wha thg is he name of it ? I am interested.
    Thank you

    Merv Friedman

  26. Jen Reply

    Could ground flax be used in place of the oats?

  27. Sharon Williams Reply

    As a diabetic, I’d like to avoid the rice syrup and dates. That seems like a lot of sugar.

    Are there other sweetener options or can I leave them out altogether?

    • ross Reply

      As mentioned in the guide, it’s about 4-6g per serve, but you can easily halve the number of dates and halve this amount.

  28. Beverley Reply

    I have a problem with oats. What can I use instead?
    You ginger cookies sound wonderful until the end when it requires oats.
    Some other of your recipes requires oats.
    I eat oats and for hours I feel like I sallowed acid.

    • Christina Urso Reply

      Same here. I’d like to know too what to replace oats with. Unsweetened rice crispies?

  29. Laura Reply

    hi Ross
    you may have spoken about monk fruit but can you please mention again about it. is it ok to use, as stevia is? i have been out of the loop for a bit.
    also can you re-mention about Ezekial bread/english muffins/flat bread
    I am also wondering about good assimilative (maybe not a word but you get the idea) sources of iron without taking iron supplements. this may be a deeper metabolic issue but thought to ask anyway.
    I have been following your advise for a couple of years now, with some slips recently, and now need to tighten up my protocols.
    i have to assume that some of us are way more susceptible to inflammation that others because my system needs to stay on the pretty straight and narrow to not be in pain. others around me seem to be able to eat more widely with no fall-out!!!!
    thanks for all, your spirit, your enthusiasm and your guidance.

    • Minakshi Reply

      I have problems with high histamine foods. I attended the thyroid webinar yesterday wherein lots of spinach is suggested. Is there any replacement for spinach or how do you suggest to go about. Thanks

  30. K Reply

    Can I switch out almonds for hazelnuts or cashews? I can’t have walnuts or almonds

    • ross Reply

      Yep absolutely.

  31. Judy O Reply

    I have known about staying alkaline for about 20 years. I bought your book (and one for my daughter)
    I followed your book for the cleanse for 2 weeks. Now I want to introduce some other foods. ? Eggs
    ? Sardines

    • ross Reply

      Everything in moderation 🙂

  32. Heidi Brié Reply

    Hi Ross, I wanted to have your opinion on the use of the microwave oven. Is it safe to use it to heat soups and other food? What about making juices and freeze them to drink later in the coming week. Does microwaving and freezing alter the nutritional value of food and juice?
    Thank you for your reply
    Have a great day
    Heidi Brié

    • ross Reply

      Hey Heidi

      I have not used a microwave since 2007, and I recommend you don’t either. It is SO easy to reheat in a pan. I have literally never even thought about it since I chucked it out, let alone missed it.


  33. Dolores Manley Reply

    I live in the Houston, Texas, USA area … and cannot seem to find rice malt syrup.
    Does it go by another name?

    Where can I order it from?, please.

    • ross Reply

      Brown rice syrup