Silky Smooth Macadamia Nut Butter

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My recipe for a deliciously creamy macadamia nut butter will give you a spread that’s bursting with so much flavor. This 3-ingredient recipe is not only simple to do but also tastes so amazing you’ll want to use it over everything! 

A spoon driops creamy macadamia nut butter into a glass jar on a pink surface, surrounded by scattered peanuts.
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I’m always looking for ways to make even tastier versions of store-bought condiments at home, and this macadamia nut butter does not disappoint. It is hands down my nut butter of choice. My family is obsessed with it!

I promise that making your own nut butter at home is so doable that you won’t find any reason to buy it from grocery stores. Not only does it taste better, it also saves some bucks in the process. I can’t wait to hear what you think in the comments below!

A jar of creamy macadamia nut butter with a spoon, some macadamia nut butter spilled on the tabletop, and scattered peanuts around, on a pink surface.

Why You’ll Love It

  • So easy to do as the high-speed blender or food processor will do the heavy mixing and blending for you.
  • Takes about 5 minutes to make, so you can enjoy a delicious spread in practically no time.
  • Uses only 3 ingredients! You can even reduce the number to 2 since the vanilla extract is entirely optional. 
  • Healthy and nutritious. Macadamia nuts are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and healthy monosaturated fats. They are also high in protein and fiber!
  • Homemade so it’s naturally free of additives, preservatives, and other chemicals. 
  • Affordable when compared to the options available in stores. 
  • Keto-friendly because of its low-carb content. 
  • Versatile, as you can spread it on almost anything! Check out our recommendations below for awesome ways to use it. 
  • A great alternative to peanut butter and almond butter that’s creamier and more delicious. 
  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian so those with dietary restrictions can still enjoy this nut butter without any hassle.
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Ingredient Notes

  • Raw Macadamia Nuts: The main ingredient in this recipe. Make sure what you’re buying are unsalted, raw nuts for fantastic results.
  • Sea Salt: Enhances the flavor of the macadamia nuts, so you’ll end up with a yummy nut butter. This is a great recipe to use high-quality salt in! Use the best one you have. I love to use Celtic sea salt.
  • Vanilla Extract (Optional): This ingredient is optional, but this macadamia butter really tastes delicious with a subtle hint of vanilla. Macadamia nuts already have an almost vanilla-like flavor note and this just further enhances it.
A spoon pours smooth macadamia nut butter into a jar surrounded by whole peanuts on a pink surface.

How to Make Macadamia Nut Butter

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  1. Combine the macadamia nuts, pinch of sea salt, and vanilla extract in a food processor or high-speed blender.
  2. Start by pulsing or blending at a low speed, building up to a high speed over the course of a few minutes. Scrape down the sides of the food processor with a spatula as needed.
  3. Keep blending until the nut butter is silky smooth and has a creamy texture, approximately 5 minutes total.
  4. Enjoy it right away or store it in a jar with a tight lid for use later.
Jar of smooth macadamia nut butter with a spoon beside it, and scattered peanuts on a pink surface.

Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Butter

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Variations

  • Adjust the amount of sodium you put in this macadamia nut butter if you want it saltier. 
  • Add some maple syrup or raw honey if you want it sweeter. 
  • Add some ground cinnamon for a cinnamony taste. 
  • Add a touch of coconut oil until the nut butter reaches your desired consistency. This is helpful if you have a blender or food processor that struggles to make nut butter.
  • Add some cocoa powder or unsweetened cacao to create a chocolate version. 
A spoonful of macadamia nut butter over an open jar, with scattered peanuts on a pink background.

Storage

Store this macadamia nut butter in a Mason jar with a lid or any airtight container. 

You can keep it at room temperature for about 10 days, or in the refrigerator for about a month.

A jar of creamy macadamia nut butter with an open lid and a spoon with nut butter spilling onto a pink surface, scattered nuts around.

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A spoon driops creamy macadamia nut butter into a glass jar on a pink surface, surrounded by scattered peanuts.

Macadamia Nut Butter

My recipe for a deliciously creamy macadamia nut butter will give you a spread that’s bursting with so much flavor. This 3-ingredient recipe is not only simple to do but also tastes so amazing you’ll want to use it over everything! 
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 4 cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract optional, but really tastes delicious with that subtle hint of vanilla!
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt this is a great recipe to use a high-quality salt in

Instructions

  • Combine the macadamia nuts, salt, and vanilla extract in a food processor or high-speed blender.
  • Start by pulsing or blending at a low speed, building up to a high speed over the course of a few minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Keep blending until the nut butter is silky smooth, approximately 5 minutes total.
  • Enjoy it right away or keep it stored in a lidded jar at room temperature for about 10 days or the refrigerator for about a month.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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