Here at Smith Towers, we’ve been eating macadamia nuts since we stepped off the plane from Scotland.
Macadamias are so delicious: raw, roasted, plain or salted, we love them.
We used to buy macadamia nut butter from a wee health shop, always delicious but expensive too. It is definitely cheaper to make macadamia nut butter in the Thermomix at home.
As a side note, let’s not give ourselves any grief about nuts being expensive. We don’t buy much meat in this house and are happy to spend on nuts, but anyway they aren’t so expensive when you work on dollars for nutritional value.
A 30g serve of nuts will give you heaps of beneficial nutrition for the day, not so expensive after all.
Anway, here’s the recipe card for this simple recipe.
This super-nutritious treat will oil your brain!
- 3 cups of macadamia (about 450g)
- Pour macadamia nuts into Thermomix bowl.
- Blend for 20 seconds at speed 6.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Repeat until you have smooth and creamy macadamia nut butter.
- Add a little salt to taste if you like.
Use roast macadamia nuts for a slightly different, more intense flavour.
NB If you used salted macadamia nuts then do not add more salt!
Making macadamia nut butter really is too easy in the Thermomix. Here are some photos of the process.
It took a couple of whizzes to make smoothy, creamy and nicely runny macadamia nut butter.
Macadamia Nut Facts
- Macadamia trees are native to the north east coast of Australia, and that is still where they grow best.
- Macadamias have fibre, B vitamins, good oils, manganese and antioxidants. Also great taste!
- The macadamia is the only native Australian plant which has been developed and explored as a commercial food product.
- The name macadamia was given to the tree in honour on John Macadam, a Scottish-born chemist and teacher wjo moved to Australia and became a politician and was the honorary secretary of the Burke and Wills expedition.
- The macadamia’s shell is five times harder than a hazelnut shell.
- Macadamias have a high healthy fat content. I can practically feel my brain run better after I eat them.
We all need to oil our brains with the good oils and this is a yummy way to do so.
So, we’ve scoffed some of the nut butter on caramel rice cakes.
I have used it in my Super Healthy Chocolate cake recipe too!
And I eat it by the spoonful too, if I’m honest.
Excuse me whilst I just pop off to oil my brain again.
Hope yours is running well today.
Take it easy,
You might also like this recipe for Condensed Milk Biscuits With Macadamias – too yummy!
The Macadamias Australia website had heaps more yummy recipes.