Let’s make mini muffins with Buttanutt

March 2, 2021 0 Comments

ButtaNutt is a proudly South African nut butter producer that hand-crafts a series of authentic tree nut spreads using local & natural ingredients, with a core focus on Macadamia spreads.

Founder Antoine van Heerden’s school holidays were spent harvesting macadamia nuts on his parent’s farm on the banks of the Sabie River. South Africa is the largest producer of Macadamia nuts in the world, predominantly exporting to China. During Antoine’s final year of Mechanical Engineering at Stellenbosch University, he started roasting, blending and selling over the weekends at a local Slowfood Market. Antoine enrolled for his Masters in 2014 but before the end of the summer, had dropped out to focus on ButtaNutt full time.

Production is in a company owned facility in Paarl, which is free of any other allergens including Peanuts. ButtaNutt’s spreads and snacks are made with a minimalist philosophy, free from any added sugars, preservatives, stabilizers or oils.

“ButtaNutt is a health food, but it’s also delicious. The perfect balance!” The ButtaNutt range is made with dry-roasted tree nuts – macadamias, almonds, pecans and cashews.

These mini nut butter muffins make the perfect addition to any lunchbox – sweet, delicious and made with Buttanutt roasted macadamia nut butter – YUM!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups plant-based milk
  • 120g roasted ButtaNutt macadamia nut butter (4 mini sachets)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


Add the dry ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl – flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients – vanilla essence, milk, nut butter. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir until a smooth batter is formed. Spoon the mixture into a greased mini muffin tray. Bake in a preheated oven (180*C) for 15-18 minutes – until a knife comes out clean.

Makes 30 mini muffins. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Find out more about Buttanutt here – https://www.buttanutt.co.za/