Delicious Fall Foods That Are Even Better With Macadamia Nuts

Fall is here, and with it comes many of your favorite comfort foods. This year, while you’re working in the kitchen, consider adding crunchy and delicious mac nuts to some of your favorite fall foods. They add an extra layer of flavor, and their crunchy, creamy goodness is exactly what you crave when the days start to shorten.

Here are a few fall dishes that could really benefit from macadamia nuts:

Hawaiian macadamia nuts

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Roasted Vegetables

Toss a few chopped macadamia nuts on top of your roasted carrots, sweet potatoes, or beets. They add a touch of crunch, and since they’re high in protein, they will make your veggies more filling. You can pulse the nuts gently in a food processor or blender to add a more subtle crunch.


Whether you bake yours inside of the bird or outside, it will take on another dimension when you include some chopped macadamia nuts in the recipe. Their flavor melds with those of the herbs during baking to create a balanced, fall-flavored stuffing. Try our Smoky Garlic flavor for a delicious savory stuffing, or add a touch of sweetness by using our Sweet ‘n Smoky nuts.


By adding some macadamia nuts to your salad, you turn it into a more filling dish that could even serve as a complete light meal, and macadamia nuts are a great gluten-free substitute for croutons. Try the Nuts in the Nude or Sea Salt varieties paired with a sweet dressing, our Smoky Garlic nuts paired with a creamy ranch or Caesar dressing, or our Garlic Parmesan nuts with a vinaigrette dressing.

Fruit Cobblers

Sweet and sticky fruit cobblers have more texture when you include some macadamia nuts in the topping. Chop the nuts for some serious crunch or grind them finer in a food processor or blender and mix them into a streusel topping. For extra fun, try using our Vanilla, Caramel or Cinnamon Bun Crunch macadamia nuts.

If you’re sold on using crunchy and delicious mac nuts in your fall cooking, visit Hawaii’s Local Buzz to explore our selection of delicious flavors.

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