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Why you’re going to fall in love with slow roasting macadamias

Slow roasting macadamia nuts

Roasting macadamia nuts intensifies their moreish flavour, and slow roasting takes their tempting taste to a whole new level!

Roasting macadamia nuts brings out their inherent sweetness and intensifies their natural nutty flavour.

But time is a magic ingredient. When you roast macadamias low and slow, the kernel roasts all the way through to the centre.

This amplifies the flavour benefits of roasting, resulting in a complex, caramel-like flavour.

Slow roasted nuts are a delicious standalone snack but they also add a creamy, crunchy power-punch of both taste and texture to your favourite recipes.

So slow-roasted macadamias are sure to delight your palate as well as steal your heart.

Why slow roast macadamia nuts?

  • Enhanced flavour. The gentle roasting process, done on a low heat over a longer period of time, allows the nuts to develop a rich, complex flavour profile. While the nuts are naturally delicious, this process enhances everything we love about them, making them truly irresistible.

  • Simple snacking. Slow-roasted macadamia nuts are a versatile ingredient that can be enjoyed in numerous ways. They make a delightful and nutritious snack on their own. Perfect tossed in your bag for when you need something satisfying when you’re on the go. They can also add a touch of elegance to your evening snacking routine. 

  • Elevated eating. You can also use them to elevate a variety of sweet and savoury recipes. They add a luxurious crunch to a salad. A handful in your muffin mix or cookie dough is a decadent addition. They also enhance trail mixes and muesli. And don’t forget dessert. Slow roasted macadamias are the perfect topping for ice cream or pancakes.

slow roasting macadamias
Slow roasting macadamias in the oven

How to slow roast macadamias?

Slow-roasting at a lower temperature helps to evenly toast the nuts without the risk of burning them. Follow these simple steps to create your own batch of slow-roasted macadamia nuts. No oil required!:

  • Spread 4 cups of  macadamia nuts onto a baking tray.
  • Preheat your oven to 120°C, then place in the oven to roast for 120 minutes. 
  • When evenly golden brown, remove from the oven. Season with salt or your favourite spice while still warm. Allow to cool completely on the tray. 
  • When fully cooled, transfer nuts to an airtight container for storage. Properly stored, in either the fridge or a cool dry place, they will maintain their freshness and flavour for several weeks.

Slow roasted macadamia nuts
With slow roasting macadamia nuts the kernel roasts all the way through to the centre

With such a simple method, you can easily whip up a big batch! The only problem will be how quickly these delicious morsels will disappear once the family knows they are there!

Check out more great ideas for roasting macadamias here.

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