I feel like I’m making the rounds with all the nuts. Not in like a Donald Trump groping kinda way, more in like the edible consumption of those various fruits and seeds that do not meet the botanical definition and so are considered nuts in the culinary sense πŸ˜‰

Special thank YOU to Google got giving me that definition of nuts. See, the internet is full of useful information. 

I rarely make myself a lunch. I usually have a breakfast and snacks throughout the day and then drink a lot of coffee, and then make a bomb dinner. It’s probably a really terrible idea and I don’t recommend it. But, it does make me feel super indulgent and healthy when I do give myself the opportunity to eat some sort of meaningful lunch. 

Turns out, this is not a post for some sort of meaningful lunch, but rather a post sharing one of those snacks I stash and eat throughout the day. In my opinion, it’s always good to have healthy snacks on hand because if you fill your house with the good stuff, you’ll eat the good stuff. 

Speaking of coffee, my afternoon latte’s got some weird fruity flavors going on. I might need to re-brew another cup. Hang on…

Ok, now I’m set. I don’t know if I mentioned this before but I got a single cup brewer, more popularly known as a k-cup contraption, I don’t know. I used to be so condescending in my 20s all like “but it’s so wasteful” and “I really just love the process of grinding the beans myself.” Turns out it’s not as wasteful if you buy the right k-cups AND I don’t miss the grinding as much as I imagined. Plus, I think because of the ease and availability I have greatly increased my coffee consumption. 

The only downside is I really like cold lattes in the afternoon and they say you can make an iced coffee by brewing your coffee over ice. But, I’m not sold. It’s still pretty hot and just tastes watered-down to me, so I don’t know. If you have special tricks for how to make a perfect iced coffee using your keuric-like machine, PLEASE TELL ME YOUR WAYYYSS!!!!

So let’s make some Macadamia Nut Cacao Pizza!!

Combine the macadamia nuts, coconut shreds, and cacao powder in your food processor and process it for 20 seconds to chop and combine it. 

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Add the agave nectar and almond butter and process again to combine it. 

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Place the batter on a cutting board in between two pieces of parchment paper and roll it flat.

Take off the top layer of parchment paper and spread additional almond butter around the crust and finish off with your favorite toppings. Ideas: pumpkin seeds, craisins, chocolate chunks, coconut shreds, chia seeds (ahhh soo many possibilities, you guys!!).

At this stage I cut them into slices so they could easily be cut later. This seems insignificant but it totally makes your later life better πŸ™‚ 

Pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to hour and then use a pizza cutter to break the slices apart. 

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Macadamia Nut Cacao Pizza

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 65

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoon natural almond butter + 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1/8 cup chopped macadamia nuts, chopped for topping
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chunks for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds, for topping

Instructions

  1. Combine the macadamia nuts, coconut shreds, and cacao powder in your food processor and process it for 20 seconds chop and combine it.
  2. Add the agave nectar and almond butter and process again to combine it.
  3. Place the batter on a cutting board in between two pieces of parchment paper and roll it flat.
  4. Take off the top layer of parchment paper and spread additional almond butter around the crust and finish off with the chopped macadamia nuts, chocolate chunks, and chia seeds.
  5. Other topping ideas: pumpkin seeds, craisins, chocolate chunks, coconut shreds, chia seeds (ahhh soo many possibilities, you guys!!).
  6. Use a pizza cutter to cut it into six slices.
  7. Pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to hour and then use a pizza cutter to break the slices apart.


Notes

  • Per slice: Calories 213; Fat 20.8g (Sat 3.9g); Protein 3.2g; Carb 7.7g (net carbs 4.7g); Fiber 3.0g; Sodium 20mg

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6

Enjoy!! xo