Maple Macadamia Nut Butter and Back to School Oatmeal

This simple nut butter is so easy to make and so special to have on my morning oatmeal. I have been making more of an effort to eat a good breakfast each day this week as part of the Healthy Every Week Challenge. I always eat breakfast, but after lounging my way through my Christmas vacation, I found myself unmotivated most mornings to eat a good breakfast and tempted to grab a quick bowl of processed cereal, so it was perfect timing to sign up for the challenge. The focus of the first week was eating breakfast every day.

Maple Macadamia Nut Butter

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • pinch salt

Mix the ingredients together in a food processor until a smooth butter forms (about 10  minutes), scraping down occasionally.

I had the macadamia nuts left over from when I made vegan cake pops. The nut butter was perfect as a topping for oatmeal.

Back to School Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple macadamia nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • dash cinnamon

I like the touch of sweetness that the nut butter gives, since I used unsweetened almond milk. (Sometimes I love savory oatmeal, instead).

The macadamia nut butter was also great with a snack of apple slices.

 

In other news:

#84: 101 things in 1001 days. Make my own nut butter.

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.
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20 Responses to Maple Macadamia Nut Butter and Back to School Oatmeal

  1. brenda w says:

    Oh, this sounds heavenly, thanks for the share.

  2. Barb says:

    Yum, yum – I’ll use your recipe suggestion – thanks!

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  8. Ummm YUMMM!! :P
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  10. Carol Apple says:

    Mmmm! That looks yummy. I have also been trying to eat a healthy breakfast, but usually I slice an apple sprinkle on some cinnamon and bake for 30 minutes. Then I may sprinkle a few unsalted sunflowers seeds on top. Your breakfast sounds and looks much more exciting. I may try yours on weekends when I have some time in the morning.
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  12. Melanie says:

    Yum-oh! Macadamia nuts are my fave…can’t wait to try this :)

  13. This sounds really great. I used to eat oatmeal everyday but eventually I got sick of it and had to step away for a bit. I always liked stirring in pumpkin, cinnamon, pecans and coconut (and I always add chia seeds!).
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  14. Alea Milham says:

    What a great way to start the day! Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.
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  15. You had me at maple macadamia! As well as your yummy oatmeal, I can think of some other wonderful uses for this delicious nut butter as well. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop. I’ve chosen this post as one of my highlights from last week in my Hearth and Soul post this week.
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  17. Aisha says:

    So the magic step I’ve been missing all this time is the part about it taking about ten minutes in the food processor – I wasn’t hanging in there long enough! Thanks Marcy, now I’m excited to give this another try!
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