We are one week shy of Christmas Eve!
That gives me seven days to fit in a few more holiday-themed recipes; let’s start with this uniquely delicious “butter”.
There’s no actual butter in the recipe, but the texture is smooth & creamy and the flavor is rich & decadent, so I couldn’t come up with a more appropriate name.
Sweet (but not cloyingly so), the butter is perfect as a component to your favorite desserts or as part of an indulgent breakfast or snack. The sky is the limit in terms of how you can enjoy it; here are some ideas to pique your creativity:
- spread on toast
- sandwich between cookies
- slather on a baked sweet potato
- stir into yogurt
- melt into oatmeal
- dollop on top of cupcakes or muffins
- straight off the spoon
I’m completely guilty of the last one.
Why drink your eggnog if you can eat it?!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Keywords: boil dessert side snack white chocolate Christmas winter
Combine all ingredients in a double boiler (I just place a heat-proof metal bowl over a saucepan filled with one inch of simmering water) and heat until melted, stirring frequently.
Stir until fully combined, then pour into an airtight container. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.
Store in the fridge.
Looking for an easy homemade gift to dole out for the holidays? I’ve got you covered.
Ultra-creamy, rich, slightly sweet, and delicately spiced with nutmeg, this macadamia nut butter is reminiscent of the quintessential holiday beverage.
Now, macadamia nuts are not exactly cheap, so if you’re looking for a less expensive version, I suggest swapping out them out for cashews. You’ll still end up with a smooth, creamy, and rich nut butter. I would shy away from peanuts or almonds, though, because you want to start with a relatively blank canvas, and the flavor of those two nuts may compete with the nutmeg for center stage.
Spoon the macadamia nut butter into cute little jars, wrap with festive ribbon, and gift to family, friends, and/or coworkers. If they like eggnog, they’ll love this macadamia nut butter!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Keywords: raw beverage side snack vegan vegetarian raw Christmas winter fall
- 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts
- 1-3 tsp neutral-flavored vegetable oil (such as safflower oil)
- 2-3 Tbsp honey (depending on taste preference)
- 1/8 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Place macadamia nuts in a food processor and process until the nuts break down into a creamy & smooth butter, adding the oil if desired (1 teaspoon at a time) to reach desired consistency.
Add in the honey, salt, vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg and process until fully combined.
Scrape macadamia butter into a small jar or other airtight container and store in the refrigerator.