McHealthy, as in MacHealthy, as in Macadamia Nut Healthy Chocolate spread: CHILD APPROVED! (in my house anyway 🙂 )
I know Macadamia nuts are a little pricey, though if you look around you will find places that they are more affordable than others. Currently Tesco charge £2 for 100g of unroasted mac. nuts, and in Asda they cost £2.72 for 150grams which works out a little better. Everywhere else I have seen they are a little untouchable. Yes, a little expensive, but so worth it for a bit of whole-food decadence. (I have also found that as you stop buying certain items at the supermarket, that you have all this extra budget leftover for things like…macadamia nuts, extra melons, extra berries, more organic produce, and so on.)
We used this to spread on wholewheat pancakes; the idea was to droozle it over the pancakes and raspberries but it came out a little thick for droozling. It would also be a good dipping sauce for a fruit fondue.
Thinned down with a milk alternative it could be a sauce for banana softserve ice cream, though you may have to add more sweetness/cocoa. (Note: in a regular sized food processor you would probably have to double up) It simply consists of:
- 50g macadamia nuts, whizzed until buttery in your mini chopper (2-3 minutes approximately) and then add:
- 3 teaspoons honey or liquid sweetener of choice (maple syrup,rice syrup, agave nectar, whatever you use)
- 2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, and whizz until smooth and creamy consistency.
Spread, eat, and rejoice.