Maple Macadamia Nut Butter

Hold the phone! HOLD THE FREAKING PHONE! Did I just say nut butter? Sh*t yes I did. God I love nut butters. Like, every kind. Any kind. I make them….a lot. I actually even legit thought about starting my own nut butter business. It was going to be Bauer’s Nut Butters, or something like that, but way more clever. No I’m not related to Jack Bauer. Stop thinking you’re original. Either way, it would have been a hella good business. I love nut butters. Thus I put my love into every nut. That was a weird statement.

So over the weekend, I sat in front of the computer for 6+ hours a day finishing this website. I’m slow. It look Peter like 4.6 seconds to do anything I needed him to do. Genius man. But I actually was so concentrated on the computer that I forgot to eat. This doesn’t happen in my life. Like, ever. Forgetting to eat is like forgetting a headband. It.Never.Happens. So when I couldn’t hear Adele sing ‘Set Fire to the Rain‘ for the 37th time that day because my stomach was growling so loud, I guessed it was time to eat. Hence the massive amount of nut butter ingested in a small amount of time.

Last week, I made chocolate cashew butter (cashews are totally the ugly step child in the paleo world….thank you Sergio), chocolate almond butter, and maple macadamia nut butter. You do the math. Thank god I don’t count calories. That would be utterly depressing.

But my weekend did start out pretty awesome with a Wine and New Year’s Resolution party at my friend Jenny’s house. She’s adorable. And a new CrossFitter who is effing killing it in the gym. So cool to see someone with that much dedication. It’s very rare. She rocks. Anywho, she had a bunch of ladies over to gossip, eat a lot of food (I ate ALL the chocolate covered cashews. No kidding.) and write their resolutions down on a notecard that she is going to mail us in 6 months. She’s so freaking cool. So I hadn’t even really thought of my resolutions until I walked in her door. I think I wrote down 3…maybe 4. F.

  1. To only wear my headband during workouts. It’s getting out of control. Headbands aren’t sexy. They just aren’t. Especially when they break my hair and I have hundreds of 1 inch hair sticking up when I actually style my hair. Not gonna get a date looking like that.
  2. To train as hard as I can to make it further in Regionals this year…and someday make it to the Games. Yes, it’s unrealistic, but I’m stubborn so I’m going to try. This means lots more tears will be shed while trying to nail down muscle ups. F*ck you muscle ups.
  3. To grow this website to it’s full potential. I have no idea what that means, but I want everyone to know about my website. I want to inspire people to not only cook things that are delicious and satisfy any sort of eater, but to show the world that cooking paleo is actually very easy. I’m stupid and I can still pull it off.
  4. To help grow the PurePharma brand and show the community how amazing it is. I’m not joking people. I take it and LOVE IT. I’ve seen a huge difference in my flexibility and range of motion since taking it. Especially when I roll out on a lacrosse ball, I don’t feel like my muscles are tearing apart.

So what are your resolutions looking like? Sounds like a lot of people are doing the Whole30! Rock it out. I did that once then made like 18 batches of paleo cookies after it was over. A bit overkill.

Are you sick of listening to Adele? Me neither. I have started listening to Young the Giant ‘Cough Syrup‘…but they’ll never steal my heart like Adele does.


Maple Macadamia Nut Butter

  • Yield: 5+ 1x


  • 2 cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract (optional)
  • pinch of salt


This is legit easy. You don’t even need extra oil since macadamia nuts are oily lil b*tches.

  1. Add macadamia nuts to a food processor and let run for about 3 minutes until your macadamia nuts have become a paste and the fat has begun to release more.
  2. While the food processor is still running, slowly add your maple syrup to help incorporate.
  3. Then add your maple extract.
  4. Then add your salt.
  5. Turn food processor off and taste to see if you would like it more maple-y or a bit more salt.
  6. Add more as needed.
  7. Consume with fruit, with a spoon, or finger (that’s what I do)


I ate this all by myself. I don’t want to talk about it. But it will serve a good amount of people depending how much you are eating. Self control people. Implement it.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


31 thoughts on “Maple Macadamia Nut Butter”

  1. Man I love reading your rants…they make me laugh!!
    do you have a recipe for chocolate cashew butter? I need to make me some of THAT nom nom.
    Keep up the great work and your efforts will be rewarded…and not just by your nut butters!

    1. I will absolutely post a chocolate cashew butter recipe…guess that means ill jave to make it again…darn. thank u so much kristen, I hope you’re right

  2. Holy shiz balls!! I’m obsessed with Young the Giant’s “Cough Syrup!” I thought I was all alone on that island.

    Anyhow, Juli just wanted to give you major props on the new site. I actually recently discovered OMG Paleo and now I’m officially blog stalking you all the way from Sacramento, CA. You’re fierce sister!! I started Paleo and Crossfit last year and it’s completely changed my life for the better. I’m still working on my goal of being able to do an unassisted pull-up (sometimes it feels like it’s never going to happen), but I know I’ll get there. You’re definitely an inspiration!

    Love the site! Love the food! Love the fierceness! Keep up the kick a** work!

  3. You totally called me out on the Jack Bauer thing. My brain went there…yes, it did. I want to make nut butters but my food processor is a whiny little b*tch! Guess I shouldn’t have bought it at a drug store. Huh.

    I posted a link to your blog on my blog today, because I think you’re awesome. And I hate everything.

  4. You start canning some chocolate almond nut butter and my ass will be more than happy to drive up north and purchase some from your new “store”. I’m to lazy to make the stuff myself.

  5. Holy f*ck your blog is awesome. Legit doesn’t even begin to describe it. After randomly stumbling on your website and throwin down some recipes…mind=blown. More like my stomach in a good way.

    1. Yayyyy Mike!! Thanks so much for the comment. I was just thinking to myself that men never comment on the website, soooo YOU ROCK!! Thanks so much for trying recipes AND commenting!

  6. I feel famous because you mentioned me and my party in your blog – ridonkulous! It’s the little things that make me happy JB!

    Can we talk about the macadamia nuts going around in my food processor as I type this, and yes, I did just stop it to lick some of it off the side…sigh, I love you, I love food, I love Paleo, I love CF and I love your headbands…seriously, I want one so I can do the exact same thing.

    Also – can you maybe do a rando post sometime on guys use of the word legit? I have had three guys tell me I am legit and I still think, yes, I have an American passport and social security number, you don’t have to worry employer…guessing that’s not what they mean!??

  7. You are a GENIUS!!! Never thought to make my own nut butter (don’t know why, it just never crossed my mind), saw this and decided to try it since I had a lot of raw macadamia nuts just hanging out in the cupboard begging me to make something with them rather than just stuff my face with them. So I tried this. SUPER easy and SUPER de-lish!!! Thanks again!!!

  8. This looks delicious and something I will be making shortly! I love peanut butter and know it’s Non-Paleo and I have been cheating a bit by eating Justins Dark Chocolate PB cups (OMG-they’re good!) but I need to stop and make this instead!

  9. Juli,

    I love your blog. Way too much. I use you as an excuse to consume absurd amounts of nuts. I literally had to force my husband to bear some of the guilt of eating all that mac butter in one sitting so I could have someone to point fingers at too. Insanely good. I think you should still make your own nut butter company. And to reward my lack of self control, I am trying 30 days without nuts. Basically a whole 30 minus nuts because I have no self control. And we’ll see if my face likes me a little more for it. Please don’t think I’m insane. 🙂

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