Our Champion Juicer is definitely my favorite (and most expensive) kitchen appliance. Sure we don’t use it very often, but every time we do it amazes us. I love money well spent.
I’ve been griping during this Eat Local Challenge about not being able to eat my peanut butter (I love peanut butter). And then yesterday I realized that we do have local nuts in Hawai’i–especially on Maui! So this morning at the Upcountry Farmer’s Market I got some macadamia nuts with the intent to make mac nut butter out of them. When I was in Oregon I talked to a guy who makes nut butters for a living and he explained to me that all of his butters include sunflower seeds because 1) they taste great, 2) they’re super nutritious and 3) they add a good amount of oil and create a great texture. And that is why I decided to include sunflower seeds in my mac nut butter. Using the homogenizer tool on our Champion made this process so easy it almost feels silly to create a recipe for it.
Homemade Macadamia Nut Butter
- ~2 c raw (or roasted) unsalted mac nuts
- ~1/2 c raw (or roasted) unsalted sunflower seeds
- ~1 tsp Hawaiian salt
Grind everything together using the homogenizer tool on a juicer.
Place into an air-tight container and place in the fridge.
Enjoy! This stuff can be used just like any other nut butter and I look forward to using it with some lilikoi jam in my steel cut oats in the morning!