6 Simple Recipes for Celebrating National Macadamia Nut Day

September 4th is National Macadamia Nut Day—a holiday most definitely worth celebrating. The nutritional powerhouse is a rich source of iron, potassium, magnesium and contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, making it a great, whole-food addition to any diet. Sadly, it seems almonds have taken up too much of the limelight and macadamias have taken a back seat. Use this day of celebration to reclaim the magic!

There are all kinds of ways to enjoy macadamias, in addition to some fan favorites, such as eating them like candy or as a part of a trail mix. Here are some unique and delicious ways to prepare the tasty nut that will renew your love affair with the wonderful macadamia:

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Homemade Macadamia Milk

You won’t be milking any macadamia nuts for this recipe. Prepared like almond or cashew milk, all that’s required for this dairy alternative is a blender and some water. If you are feeling creative, you can also add some pitted dates for sweetness or cocoa powder for a chocolatey kick.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecake

Don’t let the word “cheesecake” throw you off, this entirely plant-based, nearly-raw and gluten free recipe will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Dates, walnuts and macadamias make up the crust and a luscious, creamy macadamia and coconut milk-based filling provide the silky sweet substance.

Coconut Macadamia Nut Brittle

Get an early jump on homemade holiday gift ideas with this simple and sweet recipe for macadamia nut brittle. Coconut flakes add a chewy texture and an optional splash of spiced rum make the desert perfect for the autumnal palate.

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Macadamia Nut Pesto Fettuccine

Nuts make a wonderfully creamy base for pasta sauces, and the macadamia is no exception. The addition of basil and lemon give a fresh flavor to the dish and the dairy ingredients can be substituted with non-dairy milk and vegan cheese for the entire plant-based eater.

Raw Macadamia Nut Fudge Squares

Using just five ingredients, you can quickly whip up and enjoy these decadent fudge squares. Coconut oil liquifies when warmed and hardens when cool, allowing these frozen morsels to become the perfect texture when chilled in the freezer.

Macadamia Nut Cheese

Yes, you read that right: you can make cheese out of macadamias! The process is surprisingly simple and you can customize your cheese to include fresh herbs, chopped nuts or other enticing flavors for the perfect homemade cheese spread.

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106 comments

Marie W.
Marie W8 months ago

Thanks

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Kenneth C.
Kenneth C8 months ago

I find the macadamia nut to be almost tasteless, although no nut can match its unique texture. Almonds are probably healthier than macadamias - rich in riboflavin, niacin, vitamin e, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc - and tastier!

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Rachael J.
Rachael J8 months ago

I like the macadamia-chocolate nuts the best.

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ERIKA SOMLAI
ERIKA SOMLAI8 months ago

thank you

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus8 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Janet B.
Janet B8 months ago

Thanks

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ERIKA SOMLAI
ERIKA SOMLAI8 months ago

thank you

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Joe Le Gris
Joe Le Gris8 months ago

delicious and so versatile it seems. thanks

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Teresa W.
Teresa W8 months ago

too expensive... :-(

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Randy Q.
Past Member 8 months ago

Thank you!

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