Some Recipes for Macadamia Nut Lovers

March 8, 2021

If you are a macadamia nut lover, boy are there a lot of tasty recipes out there for you to enjoy! Macadamia nuts are one of the most versatile nuts around. They are high in many essential nutrients, such as iron, vitamin B6, protein, thiamine, fiber, and magnesium. These nuts are known to have some heart-healthy benefits, including keeping your lipid levels regulated. Macadamia nuts have a subtle, buttery flavor and creamy texture, making them the perfect ingredient to add to just about any recipe in the kitchen. Let’s take a closer look at some recipes for the macadamia nut lovers out there:

 

BREAKFAST IDEAS

White chocolate macadamia nut pancakes

You know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, at least that’s what some people believe. If you tend to skip breakfast because you can’t find a tasty meal that you enjoy, we have a few ideas in mind to change that. It’s time to level up your pancake game and add some flavorful additions to your batter. You can whip up some white chocolate macadamia nut pancakes and top them off with coconut-maple syrup. This recipe is guaranteed to send your taste buds on a delicious journey. 

Here’s what you need: 13 ingredients

•        1 3/4 cup Silk original soymilk

•        1/4 cup Coconut syrup

•        1/4 cup Maple syrup

•        2 cups All-purpose flour

•        2 1/2 tsp Baking powder

•        3/4 tsp Sea salt

•        2 tbsp Sugar

•        1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

•        1/2 cup White chocolate chips, mini

•        2 tbsp Coconut oil

•        1 tbsp Flax seeds, ground

•        1/2 cup Macadamia nuts

•        2 1/2 tbsp Water

 

Coconut macadamia nut granola

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to kick off your morning, you can make coconut macadamia nut granola that pairs perfectly with a cup of Greek yogurt. This recipe is completely vegan, and gluten-free, so you can start your day the right way! 

Here’s what you need: 12 ingredients

•        2/3 cup Maple syrup

•        2 1/2 cups Oats, old fashioned

•        1/4 tsp Nutmeg

•        1/2 tsp Salt

•        1 tbsp Vanilla extract

•        1/3 cup Coconut oil

•        1 tbsp Chia seeds

•        1 cup Coconut, unsweetened

•        1/2 tsp Coconut extract

•        1 tbsp Flax seeds, ground

•        1 tbsp Hemp seeds

•        1 cup Macadamia nuts

 

DINNER IDEAS 

Macadamia-crusted Mahi Mahi

Most people don’t ever consider adding nuts to their dinner recipes, but macadamia nuts add a crunchy texture and nutty flavor that compliments seafood dishes quite nicely. It may be time to lay off the red-meat and widen your palette by cooking up some fish such as Mahi Mahi or salmon. You can even try a meat alternative like tofu, which is loaded with protein, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus. Macadamia-crusted Mahi Mahi will surely please the whole family, check out this quick and tasty recipe:

Here’s what you need: 5 ingredients

•       1/2 Cup Roasted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped (60g)

•       2 Fillets of Mahi Mahi (about 5 oz each)

•   1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil, melted

•       Sea salt

•   Cilantro, for garnish

 

Macadamia Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

We know traveling to tropical islands isn’t really possible right now amid a global pandemic, but you can pretend you’re in Hawaii while you eat Macadamia Salmon with Pineapple Salsa.  Your friends and family will love this recipe because it bursts with flavors that will remind them of vacation and relaxation. This recipe will take your taste buds on their own vacation! 

Here’s what you need: 13 ingredients 

•       4 small salmon fillets (or 2 large)

•       2 cups Macadamia Nuts, finely chopped

•       1 cup shredded coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)

•       1 teaspoon garlic powder

•       salt and pepper to taste

•       4 tablespoons water

•       2 whole eggs

Pineapple Salsa

•       1 whole fresh pineapple, diced

•       1 white or red onion, diced

•       1 bunch of cilantro, chopped (discard the stems)

•       1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

•       juice of 1 lime

•       1 teaspoon salt

 Asian tofu macadamia lettuce wraps

Lastly, if you are searching for a vegan or vegetarian option that will suit the needs of all guests you have over for dinner, you can get creative and use macadamia nuts within Asian tofu lettuce wraps. This is a quick and easy recipe for the whole family that is full of delicious veggies and macadamia nuts. This meal can also be prepared at lunch and eaten throughout the day, so you don’t have to worry about spending too much time in the kitchen! 

Here’s what you need: 12 ingredients

•       1/2 lb. Carrots

•       1 head Iceberg lettuce

•       1 Onion, small

•       4 Scallions

•       1/2 lb. Season tofu, baked store-bought or homemade

•       1 (8 oz) can Water chestnuts

•       1/4 cup Hoisin sauce

•       1 tbsp Sriracha

•       1 Black pepper, freshly cracked

•       2 tbsp Sesame oil

•       1/2 cup Macadamia nuts, dry roasted

•       2 tbsp Water

 

Macadamia nuts are not only limited to baked goods and desserts. Feel free to add them to salads, seafood, tacos, poultry, and so much more! The possibilities are truly endless. 

Here at Daily Nuts & Fruits, we offer single pouches of raw macadamia nuts. Choose either our whole macadamia nuts, or our halves & pieces to enjoy their versatility and flavor today!