Vanilla Roasted Macadamia Butter

I accidentally poured (very) roasted macadamias (because I nearly forgot about them in the oven..) into my Vitamix the other day instead of peanuts to make my usual batch of salty, yummy nut butter. I'd say I was definitely away with the fairies at that moment. I only realised what I had done once I opened the lid and saw a slightly paler and creamier butter staring up at me from the base of the jug.

The perfect swirl of nut butter

No matter though because it is so creamy, and buttery, finger-licken goooooooood. I added my usual bit of salt and some vanilla bean paste because I think vanilla and macadamias are a match made in subtle flavour heaven. I also added 1/4 peanuts to thicken up the texture to my preference but that's optional :) I made it again and it was confirmed - buttery and delicious!

Beautiful fragrant vanilla macadamia butter

I added a dollop to my porridge and wondered why I didn't make this sooner. This afternoon I experimented with making some 'white chocolate' with it too and it was divine! I'll pop that recipe onto the blog tomorrow because you need it in your life.

Freshly made nut butter

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Vanilla Roasted Macadamia Butter
Super creamy and buttery, really delicious in porridge or mixed through some yoghurt or custard as a tart filling.
  • 2 cups roasted macadamias
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract/paste
  • 1/4 cup peanuts (optional)
Place everything into a Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth and buttery. This takes about 2 minutes in a Vitamix and 10-12 minutes in a regular processor scraping down the sides.Pour into sterilised jars, cool and enjoy!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 jar