I heart macadamias, they are the tastiest of nuts in my humble opinion. They taste of sweet butteriness for goodness sake! And what is my favourite spice? Well cinnamon of course. And favourite fruit? You guessed it… Oranges!!! What a treat… and super low fructose.
This recipe is great for an afternoon snack, sprinkled over porridge/full-fat yoghurt or nibbles at a party. Also, its super healthy, even though it taste like it shouldn’t be! Macadamias are a great source of protein and are full of healthy monosaturated fats which help lower the risk of heart disease by enhancing good cholesterol, while helping to suppress bad cholesterol. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Ingredients (makes enough to fill a serving bowl!)
200g macadamia nuts
2 tbsp brown rice syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 large egg white
1 tbsp orange zest
50g unsalted butter (melted)
- Heat oven to 160°C. Spread all nuts in a baking pan on one layer (no overlapping). Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly toasted.
- Combine syrup, cinnamon and salt in bowl.
- Beat egg white in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Continue beating whilst gradually adding syrup mixture, until stiff peaks form.
- Gently stir in nuts and orange zest.
- Put melted butter in baking pan and spread nuts over. Bake for 20 minutes, mixing halfway through, or until nuts are brown and no butter remains.
- Cool completely and store in airtight container.