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Santa hat macadamia brownies

These fun Santa hat macadamia brownies are gluten free and dairy free. With a buttery macadamia crunch they are a festive treat for both kids and adults!
Recipe by nutritionist Casey-Lee Lyons, Live Love Nourish @livelovenourishaus
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Servings 8 serves
Course Dessert
Preference Gluten Free
Perfect for Celebrations
Skill level Easy


  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup or liquid sweetener equivalent
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder or cacao
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2/3 cup macadamias

To decorate

  • Thick vanilla yoghurt of choice
  • Large ripe strawberries
  • Toothpicks
  • Mini gluten free marshmallows


  • Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 175°C.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together eggs with maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla.
  • Add almond meal, cacao, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Fold through macadamias.
  • Pour into a small lined slice tin. Bake in oven for 25 mins or until cooked through (middle will be fudgey).Allow to cool.

To assemble

  • To make Santa hats, use a round cookie cutter to make circles (or cut into small squares).
  • Add yoghurt to a piping bag. Pipe onto cooled brownie.
  • Thread strawberry onto toothpick and top with marshmallow. Push through onto yoghurt to resemble a Santa hat.
  • Store in fridge until ready to serve.


For a decanted dessert serve with ice cream of choice.


Calories: 475kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 11gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 7gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 119IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 3mg

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