Making Macadamia Nut Butter At Home – How and Why

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. 

 

macadamia nuts close up

Roast macadamias, great healthy snack, my kids love these

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.
 

 

 

Macadamia Nut Butter; Thermomix Recipe
Yield: 1 jar

Macadamia Nut Butter; Thermomix Recipe

This super-nutritious treat will oil your brain!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of macadamia (about 450g)

Instructions

  1. Pour macadamia nuts into Thermomix bowl.
  2. Blend for 20 seconds at speed 6.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Repeat until you have smooth and creamy macadamia nut butter.
  5. Add a little salt to taste if you like.

Notes

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.

macadamaia nut butter

It took a couple of whizzes to make smoothy, creamy and nicely runny macadamia nut butter.

macadamia butter in thermomix

 

 

 

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!

macadamia nut butter on caramel rice cake

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,

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You might also like this recipe for Condensed Milk Biscuits With Macadamias – too yummy!

Find all the family food recipes on this website here.

The Macadamias Australia website had heaps more yummy recipes.

 

 

 


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Posted on: January 21, 2020

18 Comments

  • Reply January 21, 2013

    Laney

    I love macadamias. Such a delicious nut. I only wish I had a thermomix!

    • Reply January 21, 2013

      Seana

      They are bloomin good, but I am sure that any blender large or small could handle macadamia nuts.

      I used to say to myself: “One day my Thermomix will come.” And then one day it did!

  • Reply January 21, 2013

    Desire Empire

    I love them too and they make it into my salads too. Or you could try my chicken and macademia nut balls with Asian Dipping Sauce. They are sublime. It’s in the Avalon Food Cook Book or on the blog here http://www.desireempire.com/2012/06/spicy-chicken-balls-with-asian-dipping.html Hope you don’t mind me adding it.
    Carolyn

    • Reply January 21, 2013

      Seana

      Ah, those chicken balls sound fantastic – over I go to check them out. No problems linking, delighted.

      Thanks so much for organising today, it worked really well. Great spot, next time will get a grip and take photos!!

  • Reply January 21, 2013

    Desire Empire

    Ps the grammar and syntax of the above comment is woeful. Sorry and you a writer too. That will teach me not to edit, but I am in a delirious hurry this morning to make our date.
    Carolyn

  • Reply January 21, 2013

    Mairi Stones

    Yum! I’m going to have a go at some nut butters too but not macadamia, trying to stick to nuts that are closer to home!
    I like almond butter on my porridge or in a shake and agree about cost versus benefits. X

    • Reply January 21, 2013

      Seana

      Yum for the almonds. I must try that, would you need to add honey?? Macadamias are very oily so don’t need any.

      I’ve been reading about how nuts need to be kept cold, especially macadamias and I definitely in the past have had soft ones. All my nuts are now in the fridge.

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Leanne

    Fancy making your own macadamia nut butter! Wow. That’s impressive.
    LOL – author … will work for food. I hear ya!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Amanda

    That almost seems too easy Seana. I’m going to give this a go next week!

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Marleisa

    I’ve bought this at the markets before. It is yummo!

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Melissa Mitchell

    Yum. It isn’t pretty but it still looks so good. I might try this. I’ve recently become ridiculously health conscious (it is only ridiculous in that for the first 36 years of my life I could not have been less so) and want to make my own almond butter, almond milk. And now this too. I must give it a try. My husband LOVES macadamias.

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Rachel

    Macadamias can be expensive but they are so rich that you don’t need to eat many. I can’t wait to see that chocolate cake recipe!

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Kate

    Macadamia nuts are my all time favourite. Im going to try this on the weekend!

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Catherine Rodie Blagg

    They’re not my favourite nut to be honest. Perhaps I should try making the butter, maybe you’ll convert me! x

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Sonia

    I adore macadamia nuts and I have a thermomix – yet I had not thought of doing that yet!! Great idea thanks.
    FYBF 🙂

  • Reply January 25, 2013

    Rita

    Yum! I love macadamia nuts! In fact, I love all types of nuts!

  • Reply January 26, 2013

    Shari

    Oh yum, I love macadamia nuts and you’ve just shown me another reason why I want a thermomix!!
    x

  • Reply January 26, 2013

    Grace

    I LOVE macadamia nuts! Alas, with K-Bear’s nut allergies we can’t have any in the house. Hopefully his 3 year skin prick allergy test will hopefully tell us that he’s growing out of it.

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