This post is in partnership with NOW Foods.
I’ve made a lot of nut butters over the years, but never one from macadamia nuts. I had a couple bags in my pantry and I thought “why not?” The only thing I’ve ever known macadamia nuts to be good for are white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and that’s about it.
I will rarely eat nuts by themselves, but break them down into butter and I’m a serious sucker.
Let me tell you, this was the fastest one I’ve ever made. I’m used to turning on the processor, doing other things until I hear the characteristic sound change, then going back and finishing it up. This time, I turned it on, walked out to get my mug of tea, and literally by the time I walked back into the kitchen it was already broken down.
All the nuts I have are from NOW Foods, and the fact that these were already roasted and salted meant that I only needed to add the cocoa powder and maple syrup that I always use as a sweetener.
I’m not kidding guys, this was so fast. I love experimenting with different flavors and I may start mixing nuts as well. If you have any flavor combos that I should try, let me know in the comments!
The consistency is not quite as thick as other nut butters, so if you process it for longer you could even make it into a glaze. SO MANY OPTIONS.
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter
- 3 cups roasted, salted macadamia nuts
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2.5 tsp cocoa powder
- Place nuts in food processor, turn on, and wait for them to break down (a few min).
- Add in cocoa powder and maple syrup, then continue processing until desired consistency is reached.
*If you want to control the amount of salt, use raw macadamia nuts. You can either roast them for 8-10 min at 350 degrees or leave them raw depending on your desired result. You will also have to add ~ 1 tsp of salt if you go this route.