Eggnog-Spiced Macadamia Nut Butter

eggnog macadamia nut butter

Looking for an easy homemade gift to dole out for the holidays? I’ve got you covered.

eggnog macadamia nut butter

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.

eggnog macadamia nut butter

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!

eggnog macadamia nut butter


Eggnog-Spiced Macadamia Nut Butter

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: raw beverage side snack vegan vegetarian raw Christmas winter fall

Ingredients (1 small jar)

  • 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.

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3 thoughts on “Eggnog-Spiced Macadamia Nut Butter

    1. Hi Nora,

      It might depend on what kind of food processor you have, and what capacity the food processor bowl holds. Mine is a Cuisinart 14 cup. If yours is larger, it might have trouble completely breaking down the nuts. I’ve also found that I often have to let the food processor run for upwards of 15-20 minutes for almond butter! This macadamia nut butter breaks down much more quickly, though.

  1. this is a great recipe!I want to taste it. In addition, macadamia is free from gluten, it is one of the popular ingredients in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas. Such formula preparations are a healthy alternative in patients with wheat gluten allergy and celiac disease.

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