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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.