Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, January 9, 2015

Cinnamon Maple Macadamias

With the cold of winter here, we are enjoying hot oatmeal for breakfast.  Something (nutritional) we discovered to top it with is this recipe.  It also heats up the kitchen on a cold day.

Simply chop 1 1/2 cups (non-gmo, organic) macadamia nuts and mix in 1 teaspoon of organic cinnamon.  Next. . .

Spread the nuts out on a foil lined baking pan, and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350°F.  Be careful to not let the nuts burn.

Take the baking dish out of the oven, and drizzle a 1/4 cup of pure maple (organic) syrup over the the nuts.  Stir.  Bake this for about five more minutes.  Cool on the sheet.completely before removing from the foil.  Simply break it up with your hands.

These nuts are wonderful on oatmeal or yogurt.  I just have to share.  The original recipe is from a book I own, but it's also online.  I just adapted it with organic ingredients.

I simply store it in a canning jar near the oatmeal.  It's nutritional, yet slightly sweet.   Kids, and adults, can easily pack a bit of this to eat with yogurt at school or work too.

Also, and my sister-in-law tells me that topping your oatmeal with chopped peanuts and my home canned Cinnamon-Blueberry Jam is delicious too.


Mary said...

Wow, sounds great! Sometimes when I make oatmeal, I cook it with some red quinoa, and before it's done I add mashed banana, chopped walnuts cinnamon, maple syrup or honey. I found the recipe online in 2008 or so and gave it a try. The quinoa add a nutty flavor and go well with the oatmeal

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mary, your recipes sound wonderful too.

Susan said...

That sounds wonderful! I bet it makes your whole house smell amazing! It's not easy to find non GMO, organic macadamias, but I might be able to in our local co-op.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Susan, I don't always find them either, but I do read the labels for additional oils. I bought Kroger's Simple Truth, thinking the label was organic, but not so. Last ingredient was maltodextrin (I believe to be from a starch, usually corn). I found additional bad oils added to simply "mixed nuts" before too. I just try to find the healthier brands.

Mama Pea said...

Love the flavor of those nuts and can get them at our co-op . . . but have to stop and get a small $$$ loan from the bank first! ;o) But all organic nuts are high right now.

We put some of our frozen (defrosted, of course) blueberries on our servings of oatmeal. I like raspberries, too, but they require a little sweetener of some sort.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mama Pea, I love macadamias too. Yum. You reminded me I have more blueberries in the freezer. Hopefully in a few years I'll have raspberries too. I want to harvest the leaves for tea too. I hope you didn't have to get too big of a loan today.

My Garden Diaries said...

Looks delicious friend! I think I may try something like this with seed as my little guy has a nut would be awesome to have this on hand for breakfast! Stay warm!! Nicole xo

Mary said...

I love macadamia nuts too. I saw a special on them today at Market Basket and picked some up to make that topping for oatmeal. It sounds addictive, and I can't wait to try some on yogurt.

Kristina, it's a good recipe, only wish I could take credit for it. I remember the recipe was on the blog of an actress, whose name I can't recall. I think she was in the movie the Big Chill. I remember stumbling across it when I was looking for ideas to get my kids eat oatmeal

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Nicole, I hope the seed you use works well.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mary, I haven't checked the internet,but I'm sure the recipe is probably on there too. I originally found it in a book my Dad bought me many, many years ago.