This is the best macadamia nut butter recipe! It has such a rich flavour and is so easy to make. Made with just 4 ingredients including macadamia nuts, salt, maple syrup, and oil, this homemade macadamia nut butter has the best flavour and perfect amount of sweetness.
Why you will love this recipe:
- Thanks to the roasted macadamia nuts, this homemade macadamia butter recipe is undeniably rich in flavour and has a nice, smooth texture.
- This nut butter is ready to enjoy in just 20 minutes!
- This recipe only requires 4 ingredients, it’s so easy to make.
- Macadamia nuts are packed with protein, beneficial fats and fiber making this a healthy spread and snack option.
- This nut butter keeps you feeling full for longer due to the healthy fats.
- This macadamia nut butter recipe is paleo, vegan, low in sugar, plant based, and can easily be made Whole30 compliant.
Key ingredients and substitutions:
- Raw macadamia nuts – macadamia nuts are a great source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber. I recommend using raw, unsalted macadamia nuts to make this nut butter.
- Avocado oil – I chose avocado oil because it’s neutral flavour won’t take away from the rich taste of the macadamia nuts. Feel free to use any neutral oil you like.
- Maple syrup – one of my favourite natural sweeteners. Real maple syrup is sourced straight from trees, so it is minimally processed and packed with healthy minerals and antioxidants. This adds the perfect amount of natural sweetness to this homemade macadamia nut butter.
- Sea salt – just to balance out the flavour profile!
Macadamia nuts health benefits:
Macadamia nuts are one of the healthiest nuts you can find. They are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats and are low in sugar.
Macadamia nuts are high in fat, but approximately 80% of the fat in macadamia nuts is monounsaturated fat, which has many health benefits. Macadamia nuts also contain specific kinds of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which are not readily available in many other foods and have unique health benefits.
Eating macadamia nuts has been shown to help with weight loss, gut health, and help protect against certain health conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
How to make this recipe:
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the macadamia nuts out evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until roasted. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the nuts to cool.
Then transfer the roasted macadamia nuts to your food processor and add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth, scrapping down the sides of the food processor intermittently as needed.
Taste and texture:
Macadamia butter has a rich, smooth and buttery flavour. It has a bit of natural sweetness when compared to other nut butters such as peanut butter or almond butter.
Macadamia nut butter nutrition:
Macadamia butter is one of the healthiest nut butters you can eat given its high monounsaturated fat content. One tablespoon of macadamia nut butter has approximately 110 calories, 11 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.
Tips and variations:
- To make this macadamia spread sugar free or Whole30 compliant: omit the maple syrup.
- Instead of avocado oil you could use another neutral tasting oil such as MCT oil or even macadamia oil to make this macadamia paste.
- Feel free to add other spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg to give it a different flavour. You could also add a splash of vanilla!
- Instead of roasting the macadamia nuts you could skip that step and use raw macadamia nuts to make raw macadamia nut butter. Just be aware this will change the taste of the butter (it won’t have as rich a flavour).
- Instead of maple syrup, you could use honey (just not if you are vegan).
- To make this into organic macadamia nut butter, use organic macadamia nuts.
How to store:
Store this nut butter in an airtight jar or container at room temperature for up to 30 days.
What to do with macadamia nut butter:
You can use macadamia butter the same way you would use peanut butter or any other nut butter or seed butter. Some uses for macadamia butter include:
- Making macadamia nut butter cookies
- Using it to top toast, pancakes, waffles or crepes
- Adding it to oatmeal
- Eating it with fresh fruit such as apples
- Using it to make dairy free cream sauces
- Using it to make creamy salad dressings or marinades
- Eating it straight off the spoon
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is macadamia butter good for you?
Macadamia nut butter is a good source of fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and is low in sugar. Macadamia nuts are particularly high in monounsaturated fats and have been shown to help with weight loss, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and to improve gut health.
Can I use pre-roasted macadamia nuts?
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- Pumpkin Seed Butter
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Macadamia Nut Butter
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the macadamia nuts out evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until roasted. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the nuts to cool.
- Transfer the roasted macadamia nuts to your food processor and add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth, scrapping down the sides of the food processor intermittently as needed.
- It took about 7-8 minutes of blending to get smooth macadamia butter using the food processor that I have.
- You can easily omit the maple syrup if you are avoiding sugars.