Macadamia Nut Butter
Date Posted:6 June 2014
A new season has begun for the macadamia nut, and with it we can celebrate the 40th anniversary of the wonderful nut being commercially grown in Australia. We are so proud that these delicious buttery treats originate in our beautiful country, so why not celebrate by making macadamia nut butter!
Nut butter is something so easy to make that there really is no excuse to purchase it from the shop anymore. There is nothing like the delicious buttery wiped taste of fresh macadamia nut butter.
Nut butter is becoming popular recently as it is quick, easy to make, and you know exactly what is going into it and what you are putting into your body.
It can be used for a variety of things after you have made it, here are a few ways you can use you delicious nut butter –
•In your smoothies for added protein
•Try it not only on toast, but on wraps, crumpets, pancakes or anything warmed up
•Combine with fruit such as apples, pears, or bananas
•It is also wonderful paired with honey, chocolate spreads, raisins, bacon, pickles, apple butter, potato chips, or yogurt
•Try it as a dip for your vegetables, carrot and celery, and sometimes some sultanas on top
•Use it for your Asian peanut sauces, curries, marinades and soups
•Use it for baking sweet treats, you can even whip it with some butter and sugar for a delicious icing!
•Use it in homemade protein bars and granola
We have found a quick and easy recipe for you to try so you can start using your nut butter today!
What you will need:
A food processor or blender
A jar or storage container
450 grams of raw macadamias - soaked overnight for 7hrs in salt and water, then roasted for 10 minutes at 350 degrees to prepare.
6 tablespoons coconut oil
Pinch of salt
1-6 tablespoons raw honey (optional)
How to make it:
1.Pour the nuts into a food processor or blender. Process until creamy.
2.Add coconut oil, salt and honey if desired. Blend until the butter is completely pureed.
3.Once you refrigerate the butter it will set. The coconut oil in it helps the butter to thicken and spread easily.
4.It will keep in the fridge for about two months.
We hope you will enjoy your nut butter, and don’t forget you can pick up a bag of delicious raw macadamias from Morish Nuts.
Source: The Coconut Mama