Macadamia Maple Butter

I’m borrowing a page from Ricki’s book with FiP (Flash in the Pan) recipes—so simple you barely need a recipe, but so yummy you have to try it!

For years, I bought Maranatha Macadamia butter, but a pox upon them, I haven’t been able to find it in the store for years.  So it’s been necessary to take matters into my own hands.  And as I regularly make hazelnut and brazilnut butter, this isn’t a stretch.

I love macadamia nuts, but by themselves, they’re almost too much.  Rich, creamy, yes, but missing something.  The answer? Maple syrup, clearly.  Or ginger pieces….

It’s delicious on apple slices, quick breads, muffins, etc. but let’s be clear.  I love my nut butter, and most of the time, it’s eaten by the spoonful.  I’m not really a big bread person anymore, although I’m sure it would be perfect.


1 cup of roasted macadamia nuts (or roast them)
1-2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 pinch of salt (skip if nuts were salted)
Pinch ground vanilla, optional

Put nuts in the food processor and blend for 5-6 minutes, scraping down every minute or two.  It will get very smooth.  Add in maple syrup and stir together.  I like leaving it somewhat swirled and not quite incorporated.


I am also submitting this tasty treat to Wellness Weekends at Diet, Dessert and Dogs.  Do not check out the page if you are hungry.  Consider yourself warned!

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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9 Responses to Macadamia Maple Butter

  1. Ricki says:

    Looks SO good! I also used to buy macadamia butter over here, but haven’t seen it in ages. Maybe they finally realized the price was just too ridiculously high! Better to make your own, anyway. And thanks for linking up! 😀

  2. Shana says:

    This looks great. Thank you for the Gluten Free Goodness and thanks for being on Twitter, which is where I first saw your site.

  3. Ricki,
    I agree, this is much tastier!

  4. Oh my gluten-free goodness indeed, Cheryl! I am all over this one–LOVE it!!! Off to share!


  5. Alta says:

    Oh my, Cheryl! This looks like heaven. I’ve made macadamia nut butter, but why did I never think to add maple?

  6. This looks amazing! It reminds me of the maple cream that I’ll sometimes purchase from local maple syrup makers. I love that this is much healthier and probably just as delicious.

    I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh my, this looks to-die-for! I’ll eat anything with macnuts, but add maple and I’m REALLY in heaven.

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