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Macadamia & Brazil Nut Butter

Nuts, seeds and coconut are great keto-friendly foods. If you need a quick snack, try a spoonful or two of this delicious nut butter. It's filling, high in healthy omega 3s and because of Brazil nuts, it's also high in selenium. In fact, just one or two Brazil nuts will give you 100% RDA of selenium! Selenium is known for its anti-oxidant activity and great for those with low-thyroid function, including Hashimoto's, as it helps convert T4 hormone into active T3 hormone.

I mostly use nut / coconut butter for making fat bombs and if you skip the vanilla, it works great for thickening sauces. You can try toasting the macadamias and Brazil nuts in the oven before blending - toasting will enhance the flavour!

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Nutritional values (per 2 tbsp, 32 g / 1.1 oz):

1.7 grams 2.7 grams 2.8 grams 23.6 grams 4 grams 225 calories
Total Carbs4.3grams
Net Carbs1.7grams
of which Saturated4grams
Magnesium54mg (14%)
Potassium137mg (7%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3%), protein (5%), fat (92%)

Ingredients (makes ~ 1 ¼ cup / 320 g / 11.3 oz):


  1. Place the macadamias, Brazil nuts, ...
  2. ... vanilla and salt in a food processor (I use this Kenwood mixer with a food processor attachment that includes the "S blade"). If using whole vanilla bean, cut it widthwise and scrape the seeds out.
  3. Start processing until desired consistency is reached. Here is how it looks after a minute and 2 minutes ... After about 3 minutes... When the nut butter is done, it will be runny (macadamia nuts are very hight in fat). I store mine at room temperature for up to a week or in the fridge for up to a month.

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A few days ago, I bought a bag of raw unshelled pecans at a farmers' market. Tonight, I made this macadamia brazil nut vanilla butter, cracked the pecans, and dipped them in it... and totally exceeded my carb limit, but it was worth it! This is amazing! I suspect it would also be good on cheesecake and will be trying that tomorrow! Thank you for sharing this recipe Smile


Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! Smile


Can I use just macadamia nuts.


Yes you can Smile


I made this today and it's awesome!! I had my food processor on low...took forever so switched to HIGH and that did the trick =)'
I will post on Istagram (scyllashiva) .
I'm going to play around with adding chai seasoning next time and a few drops of toffee or vanilla stevia.
Thank you!!!


Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! Smile


American dietary guidelines for the next 5 years came out today, and they removed the limits on cholesterol and fat, but in VERY couched language. recommended a limit on dairy fat, sat fat, salt, and sugar.  they also put a limit on how much protein men and boys should consume (regardless of whether or not they're active in sports, weightlifting, Crossfit, marathoners, etc.).
I might whip up a batch of your nut butter here just to piss off "those who know better".  It fits my macros, it fits my husband's insulinogenic needs, and makes Alice Lichtenstein's skin crawl!
*Alice Lichtenstein is the Dietary Guidelines committee member who for years put a limit on fat intake, then kept lowering it with every new dietary guideline that came out.  Now she's getting picky with her fat, and singling out dairy fat, as well as sat fats, but now she sees the error of her ways when it comes to nuts and avocados.


Awesome! I have to try this. One question, are the macadamia nuts unsalted? I can only find salted macadamia nuts at the supermarkets here. Do you think it will be too unhealthy?


It won't be unhealthy but I think that it will be too salty. If you cannot find unsalted macadamias, I suggest you wash them before making the nut butter.


I know what you mean Wenchypoo. There is still a lot of misinformation. My friend is pre-diabetic and obese and she has been told by her dietitian to eat bananas, French toast and milk with honey ... and everything ideally low-fat. It's just unreal. At least it looks like things are finally changing!


What do you do with this?


For fat bombs, thickening sauces or just as a snack (see tips in the intro) Smile


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