Sunday, 6 May 2012

Macadamia and Mango Slice

The Macadamia nut is well known for being a high energy  source and a fantastic source of protein.  Pairing this with the sweetness of mango and coconut flour you get a nutritious tropical snack that you can take to work, eat before or after a workout, or have a sneaky treat at afternoon tea.  

This does make a large amount of slice, so feel free to halve the recipe if you're trying it out for the first time.   Don't feel guilty that there's a bit of sweetness to this snack as there's so much goodness in the LSA mix and the chia seeds too! 

If you have a food processor it is highly recommended that you get it out of the cupboard to chop up the mango and macadamias, otherwise I'm sorry to say it's going to be a long haul chopping by hand - but I promise it's worth it!  

What you need: 
  • 500g dried mango
  • 400g macadamias
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup LSA mix (linseed, sunflower and almonds)
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut for the topping

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. In a big bowl create a dry mix by bringing together the almond meal, the LSA mix, the coconut flour and the chia seeds.  Then using a food processor, chop up the dried mango and the macadamias.  Combine the mango and macadamias with the dry mix and use your hands to mix together.

In another bowl break the eggs and whisk lightly and add the agave syrup.  Add this to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix with your hands.  This mixture is way too thick to use a spoon!  Now the slice mix is all combined, grab the oven tray and line it with some baking paper (grease-proof paper).  Tip the slice mix in the oven tray and press down, the slice should be about 2-3 cm thick.  Sprinkle the coconut flakes over the top and press it all down.  

Bake in the oven for approximately 15-20 minutes - this is going to depend on your oven!  The coconut flakes will go a golden brown and you'll know to whip them out of the oven.  Leave them in the baking tray to cool, then slide over to a chopping board and cut into slices.  

Happy baking! xx

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