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Macadamia Nut Butter

Published July 10, 2019
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <section itemprop="description"> <p>Rich, creamy, decadent, and oh-so-versatile, nut butters are fantastic for cooking! (And we won’t tell if you sneak a spoonful as a snack once in a while.) But there’s more to life than just plain peanut butter. From increasingly popular almond butter to more exotic options, you can buy or make healthy nut spreads to suit every taste. Use this recipe and your trusty food processor to whirl up mild, buttery tropical macadamias when you want to really go nuts.</p> </section> <section> <header>Is Macadamia Nut Butter Healthy?</header> <p>High in fiber, low in carbs, and loaded with heart-healthy unsaturated fats, macadamia nut butter deserves to be part of your healthy diet. Studies show that unsaturated fats can raise your levels of HDL (good) <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/bring-on-the-bacon" rel="noreferrer">cholesterol</a> and help lower blood pressure. Macadamia nuts are among the richest sources of this good fat. In fact, macadamia nut butter has almost 20g of unsaturated fat per 2-tablespoon serving, making it a great choice for guarding your cardiovascular health. Opting to make macadamia nut butter at home means you can enhance it by adding extra heart-healthy coconut oil. As an added bonus, you’ll be eliminating added sugars or unnecessary processed ingredients, too.</p> </section> <section> <header>What Is the Best Nut Butter for Weight Loss?</header> <p>All nut butters are low in carbs and high in healthy fats and protein. But some nut butters may be better choices if you’re looking to lose weight. Peanut butter contains very little fiber, only 1.6g per serving, and cashew butter has even less. But, macadamia nut butter and almond butter have up to 3.5g of fiber per 2-tablespoon serving. Fiber is important for weight loss because it helps you feel fuller, longer. Plus, the powerful combination of high protein, fiber, and unsaturated fat boosts thermogenesis. This means you’ll burn more fat even when you’re not working out. That makes macadamia nut butter a wonderful <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/the-best-and-worst-keto-snacks" rel="noreferrer">go-to ingredient or snack</a> to help increase your metabolism.</p> </section> <section> <header>What Is the Best Nut Butter for Keto?</header> <p>Choosing foods loaded with healthy fats that are low in carbs, high in fiber, <i>and</i> that offer a good nutritional profile is key on keto. Macadamia nut butter ticks all those boxes! Along with almond butter, it’s one of the richest nut sources of fiber. Insoluble fiber slows down your body’s absorption of sugar, helping you stay in ketosis. It also regulates your blood sugar levels, preventing energy crashes. It may even defend against type 2 diabetes! Plus, macadamia nuts are more than 75% fat, most of which is unsaturated—ideal for going keto. So when you’re looking to maintain a keto lifestyle, you may want to swap macadamia nut butter for peanut butter in recipes. </p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe"> <header itemprop="name">Macadamia Nut Butter</header> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT15M">Prep Time: 15 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT35M">Cooking Time: 5 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 10</span> </div> <div class="sub-head">Ingredients:</div> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">10 ounces (about 2&frac14; cups) macadamia nuts <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 teaspoon coconut oil <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; teaspoon salt</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <div class="sub-head">Instructions:</div> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>Place all ingredients in the bowl of a large food processor or high-speed blender. </li> <li>Pulse in 30-second intervals for 2-3 minutes, depending on the strength of your food processor. The nut butter will start out grainy and then turn into a runny butter. </li> <li>Scrape down the sides of the bowl after every few pulses to ensure a thorough blend.</li> <li>Use in your <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/peanut-butter-cookies/" rel="noreferrer">favorite recipes in place of peanut butter</a>, spread on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/plain-fathead-dough-bagel/" rel="noreferrer">keto bagels</a>, or just enjoy as a snack! Your macadamia nut butter will last up to a month in the fridge.</li> </ol> <p><i>Optional</i>: Before processing your macadamia nuts, consider toasting them for a nuttier flavor. Preheat the oven to 300&deg;F. Meanwhile, spread your macadamia nuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 8-10 minutes, stirring once. Remove from the oven immediately once you smell nuts. Allow to cool completely before processing as instructed above.</p> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

207


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

21.9 g

Sodium

60 mg

Carbohydrate

3.9 g

Sugar

1.3 g

Dietary Fiber

2.8 g

Protein

2.2 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

207


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

21.9 g

Sodium

60 mg

Carbohydrate

3.9 g

Sugar

1.3 g

Dietary Fiber

2.8 g

Protein

2.2 g

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