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Macadamia & Brazil Nut Butter

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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 or 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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Serving size 2 tbsp, 32 g/ 1.1 oz

Allergy information for Macadamia & Brazil Nut Butter

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

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

Net carbs1.6 grams
Protein2.8 grams
Fat23.7 grams
Calories226 kcal
Calories from carbs 3%, protein 5%, fat 92%
Total carbs4.3 gramsFiber2.7 gramsSugars1.4 gramsSaturated fat4 gramsSodium59 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium54 mg(13% RDA)Potassium137 mg(7% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 1 1/4 cup/ 320 g/ 11.3 oz)


  1. Place the macadamias and Brazil nuts in a food processor with the "S blade" attachement. Macadamia & Brazil Nut Butter
  2. Add vanilla and salt. If using whole vanilla bean, cut it widthwise and scrape the seeds out. Macadamia & Brazil Nut Butter
  3. Start processing until desired consistency is reached. The mixture will be chopped after a minute and crumbly after 2 minutes. Macadamia & Brazil Nut Butter
  4. It will become smooth and runny after about 3 minutes. Macadamia & Brazil Nut Butter
  5. 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. Macadamia & Brazil Nut Butter

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 tbsp, 32 g/ 1.1 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Macadamia nuts
1.4 g2.1 g20.3 g192 kcal
Brazil nuts
0.2 g0.7 g3.4 g33 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 2 tbsp, 32 g/ 1.1 oz
1.6 g2.8 g23.7 g226 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (17)

May I know if I can replace the macadamia nuts with almond nuts? Or use all brazil nuts instead?
Yee Ling

Absolutely! The butter will be less runny so you may need to add about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil if it's too dry when you blend it. Other than that it will be just as good, especially if you briefly roast the nuts in the oven. You could also use just Brazil nuts, just remember these are very high in selenium - I always use them just as an add-on.

Ill Add some monk fruit extract to this ... 😊

Would this be any good to put on your sunflower bread? I was pretty addicted to having toast with a lot of Nutella 🤭 I know you have a Keto Nutella version as well but this looks like it could be tasty on a slice of toast 😊

Yes, I would definitely give it a go! 😊

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 😊

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! 😊

Can I use just macadamia nuts.

Yes you can 😊

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! 😊

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) 😊