The Easiest Homemade Cashew Butter. This is a homemade nut butter recipe you’ll want to make over and over again! I also like to make a variety of different flavors; like cinnamon sugar or spicy savory cashew butter. All are vegan friendly, refined sugar free, and gluten free!
This week. Oh my. It’s Foodie Bootcamp + Everything Food Conference week. Needless to say we have a lot of food creations going on over here. Like TONS! And I cannot wait to share the recap. But for now, here’s a sneak peek!
Also, it’s May! Which means it is now OFFICIALLY Celiac Awareness Month. As I mentioned in Monday’s cake post, I’ll be sharing and re-sharing some of my favorite GO-TO gluten free recipes all month long. Like this homemade cashew butter recipe.
Is homemade nut butter is better for you?
Fact – > Did you know that some nut butters can contain gluten and refined sugars? Yes, read the labels! I once found wheat flour ingredients in a jar of peanut butter and in a jar of peanuts. Not to mention hidden sugars made from wheat, like barley malt syrup. You know how I feel about those hidden refined sugars in condiments and “healthy” foods. So sneaky.
Just another reason why I feel so share homemade condiment recipes! This EASY HOMEMADE NUT BUTTER might just become your new obsession. 😉 It’s so easy to make a variety of flavors too! Lately I’ve been making a cinnamon coconut sugar flavor, which you can see in the video below. That being said, a plain or spicy version is amazing in satay stir fry. So you see, you really can’t go wrong here folks!
Homemade cinnamon sugar cashew butter (refined sugar free) video:
Alright, let’s talk about what you need to make this cashew butter.
Do you have a blender and/or small food processor? Good, that is all you need. Oh, and some cashews of course, raw or roasted cashew will work! More on that below.
Before we dive into this recipe, can we give a little shout out to the CASHEW?! The cashew is the most versatile nut (fruit tree nut) around! We use them in SO many vegan recipes and dairy swaps!
- Vegan Cashew Cream Sauce
- Maple Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting
- Tropical Cashew Bars
- Vegan Ranch Dressing
- Chocolate Coconut Cashew Fig Bars
- Cashew Butter Satay Sauce
The next thing to add to this cashew love list is, of course, cashew butter! Ya’ll, making small batch nut butter is where it’s at! This cashew butter recipe makes around about 1 cup or so. Perfect to store in those cute little mason jars and give as gifts. Or keep this cashew butter all to yourself so you can enjoy it anytime! Maybe not in one sitting, but you get the picture. Haha! No guilt here.
Is making homemade nut butter really that easy? Why yes, yes it is.
How to make Homemade Cashew Butter
Here’s what you need.
1 cup cashews (raw or dry roasted), salt, and any other seasoning you’d like.
Care to make a savory or spicy cashew nut butter? Just blend in a little red pepper flake, pepper, salt, and touch of oil. It’s delicious in a stir fry sauce!
Of course, you can EASILY make my favorite sweet and spice cashew butter flavor by mixing in cinnamon and a touch of raw sugar or coconut sugar. Date sugar or maple syrup are also great sugar swap options. And oh so heavenly tasting!
What type of kitchen appliance do you need to make homemade nut butter?
Since this cashew butter recipe only includes a few ingredients, let’s talk about the equipment you’ll need. There’s several options, but my preference would be a food processor or heavy duty blender like a vitamix. When I say heavy duty, I mean durable! This cashew butter recipe will take a good 10-15 minutes of blending. But it’s sooooo worth it.
If you use a food processor, you’ll just need to stop every 5 minutes or so and scrape the sides, then continue. By the end of 10-15 minutes, the cashew butter will be very warm from the heat of the motor. Not to worry, it will thicken once cooled in the fridge.
One more NUTTY blending note. Gosh, I always forget something. If you are using raw nuts, you might want to add a touch of oil the last 5 minutes of blending. This helps smooth out the batter. Roasted nuts will not need the additional oil. Hope that helps!
Alright my friends, I think my nutty talk has come to end. Bust a move into the kitchen and let’s BLEND!
Grab a spatula and let’s eat. No shame. Cashew butter is addicting like that.
Ever made homemade cashew butter? Are you hooked now too?
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