Make your own cashew butter with just a few simple ingredients, a food processor and 10 minutes! Plus, we’ll walk you through how to make it creamy or crunchy in this cashew butter recipe. And best of all, no added sugar or other additives involved. Enjoy!
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Cashew Butter is Everything
With a spoon, spread on a piece of bread, drizzled on banana….this cashew butter recipe is everything. Anyone else out there love the perfectly sweet creaminess of cashew butter?! We find ourselves gravitating toward cashew butter instead of peanut butter all the time in FFHQ. And because of that perfect natural sweetness, we decided to leave out any sort of sweetener. But you are more than welcome to add in some honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit! And looking for other add-ins? Read on for more of our faves 😀
How to Make Cashew Butter
This cashew butter recipe is not complicated or time consuming! Seriously, it’s only 2 steps. So, get ready for the most delicious homemade cashew butter of your life, and say goodbye to spending $8+ on a jar of store-bought cashew butter.
Step 1: Food Process Those Cashews!
Place roasted cashews in a high-speed food processor and process on high for about 5-7 minutes stopping to scrape the sides every so often. The longer you process it, the drippier it will be. If you’re having a tough time getting your cashews to blend until smooth, consider adding in 1 or 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil to reach your desired creaminess.
Looking to make this cashew butter recipe crunchy? Simply stir in 1/2 cup of chopped cashews into your creamy cashew butter, and voila! Crunchy cashew butter.
Step 2: Enjoy! And Save Some for Later
Store your cashew butter in an air-tight glass container for up to 3 months, but we’re betting it will be long gone by then, and you’ll be whipping up another batch.
Team Creamy or Team Crunchy?
I’m usually a smooth nut butter kind of girl, but this crunchy / creamy combo was a nice change up. Depending on how chunky you like your peanut butter, feel free to stir in 1/2 cup of chopped cashews to chunk it up a bit, or skip this step entirely to keep your cashew butter nice and creamy.
Cashew Butter Add-Ins
- Vanilla bean
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup
- Lemon zest
- Sea salt
More Nut Butters
- Vanilla Bean Almond Butter
- How to Make Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cashew Butter
- Birthday Cake Cashew Butter
- Vanilla Cashew Butter
Cashew Butter Recipe
- 2 cups cashews roasted and lightly salted
- 1-3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 cup chopped roasted cashews
- Place roasted cashews in a high-speed food processor and process on high for about 5-7 minutes stopping to scrape the sides every so often. The longer you process it, the drippier it will be.
- Store in an air-tight glass container for up to 3 months.
Tips & Notes
- Optional: add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil if you are having trouble getting your cashew butter to the preferred consistency.
- Optional: stir in 1/2 cup chopped cashews to make this crunchy cashew butter.
- Yields: 1 cup
Team Crunchy ALL THE WAY girl! But then again, any cashew butter is one I’d dig into 😉
Next time you could freeze the nut butter and you’d pass through security just fine!
WAHTTTTTTT. You are a genius. I didn’t even think about doing that. Have you ever frozen nut butter?
nope! only reeses and it’s delicious and basically the same thing.
That nut butter looks mighty dreamy <3 unfortunately I STILL don't have a food processor – moving in to the new place was expensive enough for now…but I'll invest in one some day and then make this! Cashews are my favourite nut atm!
A food processor will CHANGE YOUR LIFEEEEEEEE!
Looks great! How long does it last after the air tight container is open? Also, can it be put in a cupboard after opening or the fridge?
I’ve never made cashew butter before, thanks for showing us how! It looks so creamy and delicious!
GImme this now!!
I made a batch of creamy vanilla cashew butter this week, no sweetener. We’re on the same wave length 😉
BTW, did you make your white wood photo “backdrop” or buy it??
Wahhhhhhh. SO FLIPPING GOOD. So that thing is Davida’s! Her man candy made it for her and she was suppose to make me one for my bday, but that was in April 😛
I love making your Vanilla Almond Butter! Just made it Sunday, and its almost gone. I will have to check out this butter now!
I do have a question — what kind of food processor do you have? I received one for my wedding last year and sometimes when I am making nut butter I think it’s too small/ yours looks like it has more than two blades to crush the nuts. I would love to get another one just to have on hand because I use them so often! Thank you!
Ahhhh that stuff is so flipping good! I recently got a new food processor/blender duo. I was using Kitchen Aid and it just wasn’t doing the trick. The one I have now is ON POINT. Here’s a link —> http://amzn.to/1Kqi4Me
Yes, yes I love cashew butter! Was the first nut butter I ever made myself <3 But cashews are my favorite nut, so it's obvious 😉
Glad your first was cashew 🙂 THE BESTTTTTTT.
Um hi. Yes please.
I’ve never made cashew butter before because cashews are my FAVORITE and I know I’d eat that whole container within a day.
GIRLFRAN. You need to make cashew butter. Your life will be changed.
Nut butters are the best. I always have to hold myself back not to eat them by the spoonful. I never made cashew butter, but this looks a nice place to start.
Spoon + nut butter = love. That is all.
I’m right there with you, I LOVE nut butters, and I always make mine at home. So far I only made peanut, almon and walnut butter, but since I always have cashews on hand I’mm have to make this, I’m sure it would be a hit 🙂 (I’ll just have to erecise some self-control and not eat the nuts beforehand 😉
Enjoy Toronto, I hope you’ll make a post and share some photos of your time there once you get back. I’ve never been to Toronto/Canada yet, but I hear it is a beautiful country/city.
Homemade nut butters are THE BOMB. I am definitely planning on doing a recap post of my time in Toronto 🙂 Don’t you worry!