Homemade macadamia butter

 Easy homemade macadamia butter is so simple to make at home, taking only 10 minutes and 2-3 ingredients. The rich, drippy, roasted macadamia butter tastes great on its own, or added to fruit, toast, smoothies, cakes, cookies, baking and no-bake desserts.

I have been sharing my love for home made nut butter for years over on Instagram, and every time I share a reel it goes viral.

Homemade macadamia butter

Homemade macadamia butterI have lots of recipes over on Instagram that have never made it to the blog, but you can check out my activated almond butter, chai spiced almond butter, or roast hazelnut butter. This spiced chocolate almond butter is heavenly, too!. 

We tend to make a batch of nut butter monthly, roasting and blending any nuts that have been in the pantry a few months and needed using. We don’t eat huge quantities of nut butter, unless we are baking things like these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, these chai spiced cookies or these ultra creamy hazelnut ganache bars

Making your own macadamia butter- or any nut butter- at home is so easy. All you need is 2 basic ingredients (nuts and salt) and a high-powered food processor or blender.

Macadamia butter is easiest of all! The nuts are already so soft and creamy, they blend like butter for a silky smooth, drippy homemade macadamia butter.

Homemade macadamia butter

How to use this easy homemade macadamia butter 

You want to whop up a batch of macadamia butter, but first need ideas on how to use it up? Heres some of my favourites;

dates with macadamia butter

salted chocolate fudge

You’ll love this homemade macadamia butter because

  • It is delicious, nuttty, slightly sweet, super smooth and creamy and a spreadable homemade nut butter
  • You’ll save money. Homemade nut butter is so much more affordable
  • The flavour is different to what you can but in store. Macadamia nuts, vanilla and salt is a beautiful combination, and not one you easily find in store

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Frequently asked questions

Blender vs food processor

The biggest question I het on Instagram about nut butters is always what machine do I use? Anything high-powered will be good enough for homemade macadamia butter, but a food processor is my choice.

Using a food processor is easier. A high powered blender will make super smooth nut butter, but you’ll need to use your tamper quite a lot.

With a food processor, I simply turn it on and come back 5 minutes later.

Creamy macadamia butter

Do I need to roast the nuts first?

No, but I recommend roasting them anyway. Roasting the nuts will give your a stronger, nuttier flavour and your homemade macadamia butter will be runnier, drippier, smoother and creamier.

You do NOT want to burn the nuts. Roast them only for a few minutes, until they are just light golden brown and you can see them starting to look oily.

How can I make the homemade macadamia butter sweeter?

Add 1-2 tsp granulated sugar at the same time as adding the vanilla. Alternatively, you can add 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey, but this will affect the texture of the macadamia butter. 

Ingredients and equipment 

  • Raw, whole macadamia nuts. 
  • Good quality fine salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Food processor (or blender) 

Homemade macadamia butter


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We hope you love this homemade macadamia butter as much as we do! If you make it we would love a review below, as it helps others find this recipe too. If you have any questions we always endeavour to get back to you quickly. Happy baking x

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Homemade macadamia butter

Homemade macadamia butter

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  • Author: Jade Woodd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 + 1/2 cups 1x
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy homemade macadamia butter is so simple to make at home, taking only 10 minutes and 2-3 ingredients. The rich, drippy, roasted macadamia butter tastes great on its own, or added to fruit, toast, smoothies, cakes, cookies, baking and no-bake desserts.


  • 4 cups (500g) raw, whole macadamia nuts
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt


  1. I recommend using the whole 4 cups of macadamia nuts because many food processors or blenders will need this larger volume to blend well. The homemade macadamia butter will last months in the pantry and as long as you do not burn the nuts you will have a delicious result much cheaper than store bought.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350F)- do not used fan forced. Line a large baking tray with a silicone mat or baking paper. Roast the macadamia nuts for 3-5 minutes only. If your oven runs hot keep a very close eye on them- nuts are expensive, so let’s not waste them 🙂  I check my nuts after 3 minutes. The macadamia nuts will only be very lightly golden brown when ready, and beginning to look shiny as they release their natural oils. Macadamia nuts are already very soft and smooth, so under baking is better than over baking (burning them).
  3. Immediately remove roasted macadamia nuts from the oven and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes only before moving on step 4.
  4. Add macadamia nuts to your food processor blend on  the highest speed for 5+ minutes. I have a high speed magimix which takes 5 minutes, but other less powerful machines will take longer. The nut butter is ready when it is completely smooth, liquid and pourable. *Note; if you’re using a blender, use your tamper for this step. 
  5. Scrape down the sides of the food processor, then add in vanilla and blend for a further 30 seconds. Add salt and stir through with a spoon, or pulse 2-3 times only.
  6. Store macadamia butter is a very clean glass jar, ensuring the lid is very clean too.
  7. Store in the pantry for up to 6 months. *Note; Storing nuts butters in the fridge will improve shelf life, and also prevent oils going rancid. 


    1. Hi Kim,

      Thank you so much for leaving a review. Glad you’re loving your macadamia butter.

      X jade

    1. Hi Sonja,

      Unfortunately you can’t. Macadamia is naturally thinner than peanut butter.

      Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.



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