Macadamia Nut Butter

Macadamia Nut Butter

Macadamia nut butter is very delicious and has wonderful taste that is both buttery and sweet. Care should be taken to choose only the macadamia nut butter that does not have any artificial ingredients and which is nothing other than plain raw and fresh macadamias. The right product will have smoothness and a wonderfully mellow and pleasing flavor. It is also important to ensure that it does not have strong flavors or any kind of bite to it.

Discovered in Australia

Macadamia nuts are believed to have been discovered in Australia and there are about 6 varieties of the macadamia tree that thrive in climates that are both hot and humid. The nut is round and beige in color and is encased in shell that is both thick and hard. A few varieties may have softer shells.

An alternative to peanut butter

Macadamia nut butter can serve as an alternative to the more popular peanut butter and is an excellent addition to your favorite ice cream. You can also easily spread it on a sandwich and use it on snacks and/or appetizers and is also very useful when added to a recipe. It can also be used to complement chocolates, jams and crackers.

Health benefits

Macadamia nut butter can provide some pertinent health benefits, especially as it contains thiamin and protein and flavenoids as well as omega 3. The flavenoids are known to help in cutting down the risk of certain kinds of cancers as well as heart diseases. Similarly, Omega 3 is also very useful as it helps in cutting down risk of various heart diseases as well as helps to control high blood pressure.

Make it at home

Making macadamia nut butter at home is not very difficult. The ingredients required to prepare it include two cups of sifted flour, quarter cup of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, a cup of butter kept at room temperature, two teaspoons of vanilla extract and two and a half cups of finely chopped macadamia nuts and/or hazelnuts.

To prepare macadamia nut butter at home it is necessary to begin by sifting the flour and sugar as well as salt and then to this it is necessary to add some vanilla and butter. Next, take two cups of finely chopped nuts and add them to the mixture and mix well. Take some dough and shape it into half inch balls and then roll one half of the ball in the nuts that were left over. Place it on baking sheets that have been greased.

Then take the baking sheet and put it into an oven and bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for between thirty-five and forty minutes.  Next, take the plain half of the cookies and roll them in confectioner’s sugar (sifted) while the cookies are still warm. This should help you in making about five dozen macadamia nut butter cookies.

Whether you get your macadamia nut butter from a store or even it is made in your kitchen, it is still going to provide many benefits and will also prove to be very delicious. Macadamia nut butter is also readily available in natural and also as organic varieties and may be purchased in individual nine and even sixteen inch jars.

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