Homemade Macadamia Nut Butter

Making nut butter from scratch is so much easier than you might think.  Truly all you need is nuts and a food processor.  While this recipe is macadamia nut butter, you can follow these instructions to make any nut butter. 

You can get as creative as you like with the optional add-ins.  Some of my favorite add-ins are honey, cinnamon and carob or chocolate chips.  But you could really let your imagination run wild by mixing in crushed gluten free cookies, marshmallows, graham crackers and the list goes on.  By making your own nut butter, you will save money and fully control the ingredients list. 

Indulging in homemade macadamia nut butter is a delicious, creamy delight that has become a regular afternoon snack favorite. Made with just macadamia nuts in a food processor, it is an irresistible blend of sweet and salty flavors, perfect for satisfying those afternoon cravings before dinner.

I fell in love with macadamia not butter when I was doing my first candida cleanse.  Macadamia nuts are one of just a few nuts allowed on the cleanse.  In my journey to transform these crunchy nuts into some more savory, this flavorful obsession was born. Macadamia nut butter has become a staple in my snack routine, not just because they’re a healthy choice, but because they’re incredibly delicious.

I personally enjoy this afternoon indulgence by sprinkling a few carob chips on top while sipping on sparkling water.  I also like pairing this nut butter on fresh strawberries cut in half or by adding a touch of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra warmth and sweetness.

If you make this macadamia nut butter, please leave a comment below!  It’s always such a joy and delight to hear from you.  If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram.  Seeing the beautiful photos of the recipes you have made is one of my favorite things!

homemade macadamia nut butter with carob chips

Homemade Macadamia Nut Butter

Sarah Erickson
How to make any homemade macadamia nut butter with a variety of add-ins to make this an extra indulgent but healthy treat.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


Nut Butter:

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • Small food processor

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup carob chips or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free or grain-free cookies or graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup marshmallows


  • Blending: Place the macadamia nuts in a small food processor.
  • Process: Start processing the nuts on high speed. Initially, the mixture will resemble coarse crumbs, but be patient; the magic is about to happen.
  • Scrape Down the Sides: Periodically stop the processor to scrape down the sides with a spatula. This ensures an even consistency and helps the nuts release their natural oils.
  • Continue Processing: Keep processing until your macadamia nut butter reaches a smooth and creamy consistency. This can take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your food processor.
  • Optional add ins: If you’re opting for honey and cinnamon, add them now for a delightful twist and give your food processor one final pulse.
  • For all other add-ins: Gently fold in your carob or chocolate chips, marshmallows, or gluten-free or grain-free cookies or graham crackers.


Store your nut butter in a glass container in the refrigerator.
Keyword carob chips, chocolate chips, homeade, macadamia, nut butter

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