Macadamia nut butter

All natural and 100 % good for you.  there are no excuses to buy store bought nut butters ever again.  Macadamia nuts make the most amazing butters because they are so deliciously creamy and high in anti-inflammatory mono-unsaturated fats similar to olive oil and avocado.  I use macadamia nut butter to replace traditional butter in a lot of my recipes, spread it on almond or banana bread, mix with cocoa powder and a little honey for the best home made nutella or chocolate sauce, makes amazing ice cream too. !

Time it takes: 1 minute



450 g (3 cups) macadamia nuts

Pour macadamia nuts into a high performance blender like a Vitamix.
Turn your machine on and using the tamper  press the macadamia nuts into the blades.
In less than a minute, you’ll have a lovely creamy butter as it moves freely through the blades.
Turn the machine off and remove the butter into a storage container to use when required. Store in the fridge and enjoy.



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39 Responses to “Macadamia nut butter”
  1. Sue Stokes (Hudson's mum) says:

    3/4 quarters of the way through the second line …. and then to ….. Think a number is missing.
    This is the one you made at the Coles Gluten Free expo?
    Hudson had a great time thank you.

    • Hi Sue
      Thanks for writing….Yes it’s the same one from the expo. All you need for the macadamia nut butter is 3 cups macadamia nuts….put into a vitaMix and blend on high until creamy.
      Hudson actually made it ! x

  2. Laura says:

    Hi Teresa, would this work by using a standard food processer? Also, how do you make Almond butter? Thx so much :)

  3. hi theresa,

    how long does this butter last for?

    kind regards,


  4. Nicole says:

    I just made this with my brand new Vitamix that you inspired me to buy. It’s the first thing I’ve made and I love it. Can’t wait for the ice cubes to freeze so I can make ice cream!

  5. Robin says:

    Hi Teresa,
    Will a blender work the same as a Vitamix for this recipe.

  6. Tanya says:

    Hello Teresa,
    Your recipes are so inspiring. I have been following your recipes for the past two weeks and I already feel so much healthier ! Thank you for your contribution !
    I was wondering if you had a recipe for macadamia nut oil?
    Thank you again.

  7. Cassie says:

    How much cocoa powder & honey do you need to make it a chocolate spread?

  8. Erin says:

    Do the macadamia nuts have to be raw? I live in Alaska so they are very hard to come by. I just stocked up while in Hawaii but the only ones I could find in bulk were dry roasted. Thank you!

  9. Margie says:

    Thanks Teresa, This is wonderful recipe and I have just used it to make wonderful banana muffins. I am now rethinking and tweeking all my other cake recipes.

  10. Lauren says:

    Ti Teresa,

    My family absolutely loves all your recipes! I have been recently reading about soaking nuts and seeds and i was wondering if you can soak the nuts for this recipe without having to dehydrate them?

    Thanks Lauren

    • You don’t need to dehydrate the nuts to make the butter Lauren – just blitz in your high speed blender or Vitamix. Soaking for nut butters add moisture so final result will be more like a cream, not butter. :)

  11. Caitlin says:

    I love raw macadamias! I normally over eat them because there so delicious! I have to try this asap, you inspired me to get a vitamix- and was so lucky to get one for a Christmas pressie last year! I’ve only made tahini and sunflower seed butter in it… How would I go about making almond butter? Would it be best to add some nuts like macadamias for some of its oils because almonds are fairy dry
    Thanks! :)

    • Yes Caitlin – you’re spot on…..Macadamia nuts make a wonderful creamy butter – almonds and cashews on the other hand are a little dryer to they need extra oils. I often combine almonds with mac nuts to help a little. :)

  12. Gemma says:

    Hi, could Teresa or anyone else provide some links to recipes I can use the macadamia butter in? I have made some, but I don’t use it enough. I’d like to use it more in cooking. Can it just replace regular butter in a recipe?

    • Hey Gemma – you’ll love this ! Ok few ways to use it:
      1 just as a simple spread onto breads.
      2 Combine with cacao and maple syrup or honey + a little water for the most amazing chocolate spread or ganache for a cake or cupcakes.
      3 Make into protein balls by combining with almond meal, natural protein powder, chia + a little stevia or organic rice syrup.

  13. Cristina Dias Major says:

    Hi There’s, I love the sound of this butter except I can’t eat macadamias. Do you have a recipe for almond butter that doesn’t include macadamias?

  14. Cinzia says:

    For the people that don’t have a Vitamix, I tried the macadamia nut butter with a Breville Pro (900 watts) and got the same results but it took about 5 mins of processing.

  15. Donna says:

    Please please can I have your macadamia but butter ice cream! Sounds delicious !!!

  16. natalie says:

    Do we need to soak the macadamias does this help with digestion for this butter?

  17. Natalie says:

    Do you use the dry jug or wet jug to make this in the vitamix?

  18. Amanda says:

    Hi all,

    Here in South Africa, we’ve just got on to the “healthy train’! Could I ask all the Mac-nut-fundies out there for easy recipes (sweet and savory) for Macadamia flour?


    Amanda in SA

  19. Pippa says:

    I’m loving your recipes.
    Just wondering how much cocoa to use for a Chocy-macca spread.
    Keep up the great world

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