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Making your own nut butter is very simple and quick in the Thermomix, and best of all, it doesn’t contain any hydrogenated fat like popular peanut butter brands do.  

Here’s my basic recipe – you can change which nuts you use, and they can be either roasted or raw (or a mixture), depending on what you prefer.  You can also add roasted or raw seeds, like pepitas, sesame and sunflower seeds.  I usually use at least a handful of raw macadamias in my nut butter, as they are so oily that you often don’t need to add any extra oil.  I also add a little salt and Rapadura, which is optional.  (I don’t usually measure, but I’ve written down approximate measurements for those who want them.)

Nut Butter
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  1. 250g almonds (activated, raw or roasted)
  2. 150g cashews (activated, raw or roasted)
  3. 50g macadamias (activated, raw or roasted)
  4. 1 tsp Rapadura or coconut sugar
  5. 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  6. macadamia oil as needed
  1. Place all the ingredients except oil in Thermomix bowl and mill 1 to 1.5 mins/speed 9.
  2. With blades spinning at speed 5, slowly add in some oil, mixing with spatula, until you reach texture desired. Blend speed 9 if needed.
  1. Any nuts can be used, and although activated nuts are best as they are easier to digest, you can use raw or roasted too.
  2. Different types of nuts need different amounts of oil, and raw will need more than roasted or activated. Just add oil until butter is smooth. Butter will thicken in the fridge, so make it a bit wetter than you want.
  3. Store in fridge.
Quirky Cooking

Before oil is added . . . 


After oil is added.


  1. Anonymous says:

    This is the yummiest nut butter ever. Does not last long enough in our house.

  2. Jeanette says:

    I have been wanting to make this for AGES but only just go around to it – yum!! Will be a regular in our house 🙂 Thanks again Jo

  3. Jo Whitton says:

    You’re welcome – glad you liked it! 🙂

  4. Hey Jo, I made this nut butter – it’s divine! I didn’t have macadamias, so used some hazelnuts and added 20g of organic (untoasted)sesame oil. Turned out a treat! Can’t believe how simple it is in the thermomix. Thanks 🙂

  5. Jo Whitton says:

    That’s great Lesh! It’s fun to try all different combinations – sometimes I add sesame seeds/sunflower seeds/pepitas too! 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am onto my third batch, sensational and easy, thanks Jo.

  7. Lloyd Family says:

    Could this be made using only sunflower seeds? We have a strict “no nuts” policy at school and I’m looking for a substitute for peanut butter to use in a snack recipe. What do you think?

  8. Jo Whitton says:

    I haven’t tried just sunflower seeds, but I don’t see why not – just roast them first for best flavour I would think, and adjust oil, salt and rapadura to taste. 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    Sounds lovely. Does nut butter need to be placed in frig?

  10. Jo Whitton says:

    I usually keep mine in the fridge, but it would probably be okay out of the fridge if the weather’s not too hot. 🙂

  11. kristine says:

    Can you please advise how long this lasts for many thanks

  12. Anonymous says:

    how do you print or save the recipie from this blog?

    You have gsuch great idas and I would love to keep some for latter.

  13. Jo Whitton says:

    Kristine, this will last for weeks in the fridge, no problem 🙂

    Anon, to print the recipes, open the recipe you want, then click on the ‘Print’ button (green) on the right hand side of the blog. You can delete photos and chit chat if you like just by clicking on them in the print window.

    Jo 🙂

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jo, I can’t have cashews 🙁 what’s the best replacement nut for that element in your opinion? How about Brazil nuts?? Thanks Lauren 🙂

  15. Shaughn says:

    Hi Jo, is it possible to use nuts that have been soaked or best to use dry nuts? Thanks! Shaughn. 🙂

  16. nessie says:

    Just made this using dry roasted almonds & raw cashews/macadamias & caster sugar. Nice brown colour, no oil needed & delicious! Even my fussy 4 y old said he ‘loves this!’ And wanted 2nds 😉 in them made a banana smoothie with nut better residue, have a lovely nutty flavour to smoothie 😉

  17. Claire says:

    Hi Jo, made tonight with almonds, cashews and walnuts plus chia seeds, salt and little olive oil. Yum! Thx, Claire

  18. Susie Q says:

    This is simply amazing! I think I could eat the entire container with a spoon! Thanks for the recipe. Thermomum sent me. 🙂

  19. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Jo, this nut butter is yummmmmyyy 🙂 I’m very new to the Thermie and was just wondering, if I really could have let it run for 1,5 mins on speed 9? I was afraid of damaging something (motor?), so I turn it on and off…love, Monika

  20. Jacqui H says:

    Just made this – wonderful, will never buy nut butter again 😀
    Another thing I can do with the thermomix – just got it a few months ago and still learning. We have dairy allergies and family members with Coeliac disease. Your blog has been so helpful, especially with healthy, allergy-friendly recipes and ideas. Thank you so much Jo. Eagerly awaiting the release of your recipe book!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jo, my kids have a cashew allergy what can you substitute for the cashews?
    Thanks Mel

  22. Leanne says:

    This nut butter is so Moorish – love it and will be making it regularly!!

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  24. Tessa says:

    How long does this last in the fridge?

  25. Nicola says:

    Hi Jo,
    Can I substitute the macadamia oil for something else? I’m highly allergic to macadamia nuts. Which oil would you suggest?
    Thanks ????

  26. Naina says:

    Tried this and it appears to have worked but tastes more of oil than of nuts. Have I give wrong somewhere?

  27. Frederick says:

    I appreciate, cause I found just what I was looking for. You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  28. Tennielle says:

    So simple, so delicious. Thank you for a fabulous recipe 😀

  29. Karl says:

    A snacking recommendation in Stu Mittleman’s book Slow Burn, was celery with almond butter. This is my first butter I’ve made! So stoked to have great snacks for work tomorrow! Many thanks 😀 😀

  30. Angie says:

    Can I use any other oil ie coconut or olive oil?

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  32. Tena says:

    Just wondering. It says to mill for 1 to 15 minutes. Is that right? Is it 1-5 minutes? TIA

  33. Barb says:

    How do add oil, speed 5 and use spatula at the same time?

  34. Paula says:

    What can I use instead of Macadamia oil as I dont have any?

  35. Anne says:

    Awesome recipe. I had to substitute sugar for maple syrup, but great result. Thank you.

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