For breakfast today, I made a macadamia pear crisp with crunchy honey roasted macadamia almond butter! It was delicious and super simple.
You may be wondering where I got crunchy honey roasted macadamia almond butter, as it is a very specific (but delicious) combination. Here is what happened: I tried to make macadamia nut butter, and I learned there is a significant difference between a blender and a food processor...
I had read that you could make nut butters in a food processor, and I figured a blender wouldn’t be too different because I don’t have a food processor. But I was wrong! I ended up making more of a macadamia nut meal than a nut butter, but it was still very tasty!
Here is how I made it: I tossed macadamia nuts with honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and a bit of coconut oil and roasted them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 F. Then I put them in my blender to grind them into as fine a mixture as possible. I saved some for the crisp and then mixed the rest in with smooth almond butter to make the crunchy honey roasted macadamia almond butter. Sometimes a “failure” leads to something even greater, like in this case!
You could also try making this crisp with apples or another fruit instead of pears. For making a crisp like this, the exact measurements are not that important, so you can estimate amounts and add flavors like cinnamon and honey to taste. Before you bake it, it should be similar to a tasty granola in taste and consistency, although it won’t be crispy like most granola until it is baked.
This is the recipe for the crisp:
1 pear, chopped
Handful of oats
¼ to ⅓ cup honey macadamia meal (or other crushed nuts)
Dash each of: cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt
Drizzle of melted coconut oil
Drizzle of honey
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil or butter a small oven safe dish.
Mix all ingredients together.
Add to the oven safe dish and bake for about 20 minutes.
Drizzle some of the nut butter on top.