Macadamia nuts have a beautifully light flavor and an almost creamy texture – perfect to add into your recipes for a feeling of indulgence, while also bringing you health benefits and nutrition! What’s not to love about the incredible macadamia nut? Learn how to incorporate these marvelous macadamias into your cooking and baking with these 15 recipes that you can find on our Food Monster App!
1. Polenta Quiches With Macadamia Ricotta and Squash Blossoms
These gorgeous and rich Polenta Quiches With Macadamia Ricotta and Squash Blossoms from Marta Ansaldo and Mimma Sangiorgio are also light and delicate – the perfect combination. The “ricotta” is made of macadamia nuts and cashews. It’s rich, creamy, slightly acidulous thanks to the lemon juice and perfect for putting on…well, everything. These quiches have a base of polenta, which are then served with a light basil pesto that you cannot skip! It brings all of the flavors together so nicely.
2. Raspberry Macadamia Brownies
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Upon tasting these delicious, fudgy Raspberry Macadamia Brownies by Dani Venn, you would never expect sweet potatoes to be in them – but it’s true! Sweet potatoes are great for providing rich and decadent texture to savory dishes as well as sweet ones like these brownies. Raw cacao powder, nut butter, and agave go a long way to make these brownies taste just like the traditional kind, and the raspberries and macadamia nuts add a fresh twist.
3. Decadent Raw Tiramisu With Coffee Ladyfingers
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4. Macadamia ‘Goat’ Cheese
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Macadamia nuts make a great vegan cheese-they are creamy, white, and not gritty when puréed. Try this quick Macadamia ‘Goat’ Cheese by Rachel Carr with toasted baguette, sliced celery, carrot and cucumber, or your favorite cracker. Garnish your cheese board with olives, pickles and fresh fruit like tangerines, apples and grapes!
5. Nutritious Carrot Cake With Creamy Lemon Orange Frosting
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This Nutritious Carrot Cake With Creamy Lemon Orange Frosting by Tiana Haines is packed full of fresh nutritious goodness and bursting with delicious flavors such as sweet carrots, ginger, orange, lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla. Of course carrot cake wouldn’t be complete without a creamy lemon and orange cashew frosting! Cashews are a great alternative to cream cheese. When soaked and blended, they become a smooth and creamy texture similar to cream cheese frosting.
6. Vanilla Macadamia Chocolate Chunk Doughnuts
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7. Almond-Macadamia Nut Creamer
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This is an amazing thick milk that can be used for coffee, tea, or the base of homemade ice cream. By using less water and adding macadamia nuts to the mix it creates the perfect creamy milk! Check out this Almond Macadamia Nut Creamer from Raw and Radiant: 130 Quick Recipes and Holistic Tips For A Healthy Life.
8. Matcha and Macadamia White Chocolate Mini Cups
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White chocolate and macadamia nuts are a tried and true combination. In this recipe for Matcha and Macadamia White Chocolate Mini Cups by Azucena Noriega, the two come together to create a delicious and nutritious bite-sized dessert. And with the help of matcha, these cute little green cups prove you can create a vibrant-colored treat naturally!
9. Macadamia Banana Bread
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Making banana bread is one of those processes that is satisfying from the very start. Gathering the ingredients, preparing it, having the wonderful smell of bananas waft through the house and remain there all day. This Macadamia Banana Bread by Courtney West in particular will also have scents of lime and ginger floating around after you’re done cooking, and it’s also different than traditional banana bread since it also includes crunchy, buttery macadamia nuts.
10. Cheesy Leek Soup
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This easy Cheesy Leek Soup by Florian Nouh is the epitome of comfort food! Made from just six ingredients and in two easy steps, it’s an amazing way to warm your belly for lunch or dinner. Macadamia nuts give it a rich, creamy texture that is enhanced by cheesy nutritional yeast and balanced by the sharpness of the leeks. You’ll want to lick your bowl for the very last drop.
11. Macadamia Nut, Chocolate, and Espresso No Bake Brownies
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Ever have an intense sweets craving, but no time or means to bake? Try these Macadamia Nut, Chocolate, and Espresso No Bake Brownies by Melissa Layne! Intense espresso paired with cacao makes for a decadent dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Best of all, it’s made of dates, so you can indulge without feeling too guilty!
12. Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese
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Macadamia nuts are perfect for plant-based cheese making – they’re soft, buttery, they taste mild enough where you can add a bunch of your favorite flavorings! Enjoy this sophisticated Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese by Taryn Fitz-Gerald with your favorite crackers, as part of a vegan cheese board.
13. Tiramisu Pots
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14. Root Vegetables Roasted in Coconut Milk With Salted, Toasted Macadamia Nuts
Roasted root vegetables cooked in creamy coconut milk with an optional pinch of warming spices, like cinnamon, and topped with salty, crunchy macadamia nuts. Sweet, creamy and delicious! This simple side requires minimal work; just chop your vegetables, throw them in a pan with coconut milk, oil, and spices (if using), then top with macadamia nuts. Perfect for potlucks, this unforgettable Root Vegetables Roasted in Coconut Milk With Salted, Toasted Macadamia Nuts recipe by Viktoria Radichkova is one for your recipe book.
15. Salted Caramel Macadamia Slice
This Salted Caramel Macadamia Slice by Buffy Ellen-Gill is easy to make, delicious, not too sweet, with a subtle hint of caramel, and offset with the fresh sea salt. It channels all the flavors you want from a caramel slice, without being overpowering. The creamy filling is just sweet enough and perfectly balanced by the more-ish cookie base and crunchy macadamia topping. You’re going to love it!
Loving these macadamia recipes? Check out these other nutty recipe ideas: Got Walnuts? 15 Recipes For All Your Walnut Needs and 10 Dairy-Free Chocolate Almond Recipes! Don’t forget to check out our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day.
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