Macadamia Nut Butter

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Macadamia Nut Butter

Want to have healthy macadamia nut butter in your diet? Try this recipe here and learn the exciting, beneficial sides of it!

This easy homemade macadamia butter is very smooth and creamy that’s rich in exciting nutritional benefits. It is perfectly low in carb spread for a keto diet, and this recipe is super healthy and easy to make. You can enjoy making it at home as you have complete control over ingredients, and you can easily avoid sugar from it. Also, see Pecan Butter, Almond Butter, and Coconut Butter.

Also, you can add some taste punch like carob, cinnamon, and sweetener if you want to make it sweeter. There are endless possibilities to enhance the flavor of macadamia butter. You can split the jar mix for each person with different choices. The possibilities are endless, so simply follow the basic steps!

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What Does Macadamia Nut Butter Taste Like?

Macadamia nut butter has a butter texture, slightly nutty flavor, and lots of healthy fats and fiber. If we eat peanut butter and almond butter, they taste harsh, oily, pasty, and grainy, while macadamias are smooth, rich, creamy, and crispy. Roasting macadamia nuts before blending adds another level of the texture of macadamia nut butter and enhances the flavor.

Most of the time, I tend to avoid peanut butter as I need to save it for special occasions. Moreover, it has unhealthy lists of nuts that contain polyunsaturated fats, which causes inflammation in the body. While searching for healthy options for nuts, I found macadamia nuts which are great to enjoy in a healthy diet.

Macadamia Nut Butter

  • This butter is great with veggies, fruits, dressings, sauces, and straight from the jar as snacks. 
  • It is much cheaper and healthy to make your own macadamia nut butter. You can process the macadamia nuts with salt easily to make delicious macadamia nut butter. 
  • You can skip adding any processed sugar and store-bought brands. This homemade version is done without adding any sweetener, without palm oil, lectins, and peanuts. 
  • This recipe is whole30, paleo, gluten-free, keto, low carb, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan, so this is very healthy and nutritious.  
  • A pinch of salt is perfect for this recipe to add a savory touch.  
macadamia nuts in food processor

Store-Bought VS Homemade

Many people wonder which macadamia nut butter is better, the store-bought one or the homemade one? Both of the butter is good, but the homemade one has some superiorities over the store-bought one. Homemade macadamia nut butter has fewer chemical ingredients than the store-bought one.

As for homemade butter, you have control over how much cinnamon and sea salt is added. The costs are also the same as the store-bought butter. But in the homemade one, there are no preservatives, sugars, or any unwanted ingredients. Just macadamia nuts!

Macadamia Nuts Health Benefits

Macadamia nuts are tree nuts that have butter-like, subtle flavor, and creamy texture. These nuts are native to Australia, and now they are grown in many places around the world, such as Brazil, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and New Zealand. All macadamia nuts are very rich in nutrients and beneficial compounds.

They are also related to improving digestion, weight management, heart health, and blood sugar control. Macadamia nuts can be eaten by cooking in many recipes, or they can be consumed raw. These nuts primarily have monounsaturated fat, which alone has many health benefits.

Here are some health benefits of macadamia nuts that you should know,

Decreases The Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Macadamia nuts can decrease the risks of metabolic syndrome. This syndrome has many risk factors, which include high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, belly fat, and high blood sugar. All of these risk factors increase the chance of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. A healthy diet and proper exercising can reduce the risks. Read More.

Decreases The Risk of Diabetes

Research indicates that macadamia nuts can assist people who have type 2 diabetes and control their blood sugar levels. Additionally, these tree nuts can help people with glycemic control. Monounsaturated fats, fiber, and other nutrients have a good part in this health benefit. Read More.

Prevents Cardiovascular Disease

You can prevent any coronary artery disease by regularly eating macadamia nuts. These nuts can lower your overall LDL cholesterol levels, which can lead to the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Helps With Weight Loss

Fiber and protein from macadamia nuts can decrease our feelings of hunger and make us feel full. This feeling of fullness can directly support weight loss. 

Supports Our Digestive Health

The presence of soluble fiber in macadamia nuts can operate as a prebiotic to the beneficial bacteria in our gut. The improvement of gut bacteria can lead to improved digestive health. Prebiotics can decrease inflammation and provide us with help with irritable bowel syndrome.

processed macadamia nut butter

Ingredients For Macadamia Butter

  • Raw Macadamia nuts
  • Pinch of salt

How To Prepare Macadamia Nut Butter?

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Place macadamia nut on a baking sheet and a single layer. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Put macadamia nuts and salt in the food processor.
  • Process the nuts until the nut butter is formed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl intermittently. Be patient the nut butter can take 3-5 minutes to change into smooth and creamy nut butter.
  • The nuts will break into small pieces when blending. That is why scrape down the sides of the bowl every few minutes to make sure you get an even texture. 
  • Depending on how powerful your food processor is, you need to take a break for every 3 to 5 minutes break for every 5 minutes of processing, especially when the food processor becomes hot. 
  • Continue to process until the nut butter is smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
macadamia nut butter on sandwich with nut butter in the background on a grey background

Note: You can store the macadamia nut butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least two months. If you see the oil separating from the nut butter, simply stir it. 

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 204 kcal / 853 kJ
  • Fat: 21 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • For: 12 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place macadamia nut on a baking sheet and a single layer. Bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Put macadamia nuts and salt in the food processor. Process the nuts until the nut butter is formed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl intermittently. Be patient the nut butter can take 3-5 minutes to change into a smooth and creamy nut butter.
  3. The nuts will break into small pieces when blending. That is why scrape down the sides of the bowl every few minutes to make sure you get an even texture. 
  4. Continue to process until the nut butter is smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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4 Comments
  1. CM
    September 7, 2021

    Hello, I am guessing that you use raw, unsalted macadamia nuts? This looks like one I definitely need to try! Thank you.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      September 7, 2021

      Yes Dear.

  2. Boniface
    September 3, 2021

    Amazing macadamia really love it

  3. Romaine
    September 3, 2021

    Very informative! And I love the fact that, it helps decrease the risk of diabetes. Thanks