Lemon Myrtle Roasted Macadamias

Roasted macadamias flavoured with the Australian native bush food, lemon myrtle. The robust lemony flavour is the perfect flavour to partner with the buttery Australian macadamias. Enjoy as a simple and healthy sugar free snack or chop and sprinkle over salads or your favourite savoury dishes. 

This easy recipe is gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. You'll find more sugar free, real food snack recipes in my recipe e-book

Nourish 101:

  • A simple, healthy whole-food snack. 
  • Free from gluten, preservatives and sugars. 
  • Rich in healthy fat to help curb sugar cravings and help you achieve satiety to support a healthy appetite.
  • Macadamias contain a balanced ratio of omega 3: omega 6, making them one of the most nutritious nuts. 
  • Macadamias improve cholesterol health and are good for heart health, brain health and a healthy nervous system. 
  • Macadamias contain manganese, magnesium and phosphorous good for bone and teeth health. 
  • Macadamias have an inhibitory effect on inflammation potentially reducing the symptoms of arthritis. 
  • Lemon Myrtle is one of Australia's native bush foods known to contain beneficial minerals and vitamins (such as vitamins A, E and magnesium) as well as antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. 
  • Lemon Myrtle is also helpful for boosting your immune system. 


Lemon Myrtle Roasted Macadamias 


  • 1 cup raw macadamias 
  • 1 tsp olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 
  • 3 tsp dried lemon myrtle (I used Kakadu Plum Lemon Myrtle)  
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Pinch cayenne pepper or ground chilli 
  • Pinch good quality salt


    1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C.
    2. In a mixing bowl toss macadamia nuts with olive oil and lemon juice to coat evenly. 
    3. Add lemon myrtle, lemon zest, cayenne pepper and salt. Toss to evenly coat. 
    4. Spread onto a lined baking tray and roast in oven for 10 minutes (checking and agitating after 5 minutes) or until lightly golden. Allow to cool. Store in an air-tight container. 

        This recipe was developed by nutritionist, naturopath and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons © Live Love Nourish ® 2016. All rights reserved.


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        All of the LLN recipes are:
        • Gluten Free
        • Dairy Free
        • Soy Free
        • Yeast Free
        • Preservative Free
        • Refined Sugar Free
        This recipe is also:
        • Peanut Free
        • Egg Free
        • Grain Free
        • Corn Free
        • Paleo
        • Vegetarian
        • Plant Based
        • Vegan