Yes, the peanut butter’s gotta go when you’re paleo…but you can still dig into a great nut butter packed with protein in about 5 minutes when you whip up your own healthy version!
You can turn almost any nut into a paleo-approved butter…I make homemade almond butter all the time.
Nut butters are great for all kinds of paleo recipes from pancakes to smoothies, or just as a tasty treat right out of the jar.
Grocery stores carry some…but you’ve got to be careful: many are heavily processed with preservatives, added oil, and even trans fat.
So where did I get the idea for this yummy Macadamia nut and coconut butter? Actually from my boss. He just got back from a vacation to Hawaii bearing the usual chocolate-covered Macadamia nut gifts for the staff. But this time his island treasures included something new – a jar of peanut-coconut butter. After one taste, I knew I had to make it paleo!
Duplicating this one was easy…it took just minutes in my mini food processor. I did add a little vanilla extract vanilla and cinnamon to this one to more closely match the Big Island version – but neither are really necessary (and be sure and omit the vanilla if you’re doing a Whole30!)
The Macadamia nuts break down beautifully for a nice creamy texture. They’re naturally sweet and with a little shredded coconut thrown in, this nut butter was over the top.
Just remember to store your nut butter in a sealed container and it’ll keep in the fridge for about a month. It solidifies quite a bit when cool, so just stir it up a little and you’re good to go.
But this isn’t the end of the story for this tropical nut butter…
Stay tuned, because later this week I’ll be sharing a paleo cookie recipe using this nut butter I guarantee you don’t want to miss!