This easy homemade Macadamia Nut Butter is so smooth and creamy! It requires only 2 ingredients and is made in just minutes. This healthy and delicious nut butter is great with fruit, veggies, in dressings or dips, or by the spoonful!

Homemade macadamia nut butter in a blender

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This homemade nut butter is way better than store bought. Here is why:

  • This homemade macadamia nut butter is so smooth and creamy.
  • The subtle hint of sea salt is perfection!
  • This nut butter comes together in less than 5 minutes.
  • Unlike most store bought brands, this homemade version is made without added sugar, without palm oil, without lectins, and without peanuts.
  • Check out this Keto Trail Mix which also uses macadamia nuts!
  • This recipe is Whole30 approved, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb, Dairy Free, Vegan and Sugar Free.
A bowl of macadamia nuts

Homemade vs Store Bought

Is homemade or store bought macadamia nut butter better? Both are great options, but homemade allows you to blend until you reach your desired consistency. In addition, you control how much sea salt and/or cinnamon is added.

Homemade is about the same price as store bought. Unlike store bought, there are no added sugars, preservatives, or unwanted ingredients.

Macadamia nut butter is sold at major retails, including Walmart, Target, Amazon, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and at most grocery stores.

Jar of macadamia butter

Recipe Steps

Step 1

First, add macadamia nuts to a food processor or high speed blender. If using unsalted nuts, add a pinch of sea salt if desired.

Blender with nut butter

Step 2

Next, process or blend until smooth and creamy. Stop every minute or so and scrape down the sides with a spatula.

Food processor with nuts

Step 3

Continue processing until smooth and creamy.

Homemade macadamia nut butter

Step 4

Pour into a Mason jar. Once cooled to room temperature, secure lid and refrigerate.

Macadamia butter in jar

Frequently Asked Questions

Is macadamia nut butter healthy?

Yes, macadamia nut butter is very healthy. Macadamis nuts contain healthy fats and fiber. They are nutrient dense and filling.

What does macadamia nut butter taste like?

Macadamia nut butter tastes like a slightly more subtle version of cashew butter. It is a mix between regular butter and cashew butter. Macadamia nuts have a creamy texture and buttery taste.

What do I do with macadamia butter?

It is great with fruits, veggies, in dressings and sauces, and straight from the jar.

Where do I order these nuts?

Most nuts can be ordered from Walmart, Target and Amazon.

How long does it last?

This nut butter lasts for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

What is the best machine to make nut butter?

A food processor or high speed blender is needed for making nut butter. I have had great success with my Ninja Professional Food Processor.

Is it cheaper to make your own nut butter?

It depends. It can be cheaper to make your own nut butter depending on the nut and how much they retail for.

How are nut butters made?

Nut butters are made from ground up nuts. Once processed or blended, nuts release their natural oils and become smooth and creamy.

Nut butter sandwich

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Homemade macadamia nut butter in a blender

Get the Recipe: Macadamia Nut Butter – Easy & Homemade

This homemade Macadamia Nut Butter is so smooth and creamy! It requires only 2 ingredients and comes together quickly in a food processor. Spread it on fruit, use it in dips or dressings, or as a veggie dip!
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Add macadamia nuts to a food processor or high speed blender. If using unsalted nuts, add sea salt if desired.
  • Blend macadamia nuts on high until smooth and creamy. Every minute or so, stop the food processor and scrape down sides of processor with a spatula.
  • Continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  • Finally, serve!

Notes

  • A food processor or high speed blender is needed for this recipe.
  • Sea salt is totally optional.  Omit if using salted macadamia nuts.
  • Scrape down sides of blender or food processor every minute or so.
  • Continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  • Consider adding a pinch of cinnamon for a sweeter flavor.
  • Pour macadamia nut butter into a Mason jar.  Once cooled to room temperature, fasten lid and store in fridge.
  • If food processor or blender becomes overheated at any point, stop and let it rest.  Then continue processing.
  • Use within 2 weeks for best results.
  • This recipe makes about 1 cup of macadamia nut butter.  Each service size is 2 tablespoons.
Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 123mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg

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