I had something similar to this when I ordered some goodies from my Paleo Food Prep provider and I wanted to see if I could make these on my own because I loved them a lot and I wanted to have them more often. So I went on a hunt, which included ordering some flavoured coconut butters from an Paleo-famous woman named Nikki. Thankfully one of my trusted sources PaleOMG had a recipe that looked similar, and so I went for it today and it was a total #win!
½ cup of macadamia nuts
½ cup of Nikki’s Macadamia Nut Coconut Butter
1 banana, peeled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
couple tablespoons of coconut oil (to grease baking dish)
The preparation is really easy, but I need to preface this–I don’t own a food processor, but I do own something similar, it’s just chopped by me turning a handle. But it turned out, so that works out!
First you need to preheat oven to 375 degrees. At this point I also grease the pan. I like to have it ready for my mixture, as if it sits too long, then the mixture starts to sit and it gets too heavy. Also, use a smaller pan–like 8×8. The recipe doesn’t make a tremendous amount, so if you use a big pan, then you will have really thin bars.
Next, place macadamia nuts in a food processor and pulse until broken down into a chunky meal. Since I didn’t use a food processor, this took a little bit of time and my arm might have gotten a tad tired. But I am sure you own one, so you will make this step a breeze. After the nuts are chopped put the remaining ingredients in the food processor and puree until smooth.
Then pour batter in the baking dish, smooth out, and place in oven. The instructions say to bake for 25-30 minutes, until top is browned and inside is cooked through. From my personal experience my batch took 5 minutes less to bake, so set your timer early just-in-case. Don’t want to ruin these tasty little darlings. Then cool and cut into squares! You will love your life after eating these!
I also might add that all this cooking creates an intense amount of dishes: