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Creamy Cashew Butter

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There’s nothing better than a spoonful of creamy homemade Cashew Butter. Made with just one ingredient, it’s so easy to make cashew butter at home.

I love cashew butter, but it can get pricey, especially purchasing good quality, all-natural cashew butter. So to keep things budget-friendly, I like to make my own. It doesn’t take much effort, and the cashew butter practically makes itself.

Close up of an overhead view of a wooden spoon scooped into a jar of cashew butter.

Making my own peanut butter and pistachio butter, I’ve pretty much learned that you don’t mess with a good thing. The instructions are simple and straightforward, and I don’t recommend you stray from them. You’ll definitely need a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or a food processor to make nut butter. Cheaper blenders or food processors will overheat, and you could burn out the motor.

What You’ll Need

A plate of a raw cashews.
  • raw cashews — literally this is all you need to make nut butter!
  • sheet pan — you’ll need a sheet pan to roast your cashews in.
  • Vitamix to make your nut butter.

How to Make Cashew Butter

Sheet pan with raw cashews.
Sheet pan with roasted cashews.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Roast cashews in a single layer on the sheet pan for 10 to 15 minutes, stir at the halfway point.
  • Allow the roasted cashews to cool for 10 minutes.
A vitamix with four cups of roasted cashews.
Vitamix processing cashews.
Vitamix processing cashews, looking more like nut butter than powder.
Vitamix processing cashews into a nut butter.
  • Transfer the nuts to a blender or food processor and start blending it, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • When done, transfer to an airtight container.
A glass container with cashew butter with a second one out of focus behind it.

Recipe Tips and Notes

  • Your mixture will look sandy and lump together like a ball at the beginning, but not to worry, keep processing, and the cashews will soon turn into nut butter.
  • Do not add any liquid-based ingredients, such as honey or syrup. The moisture will cause your butter to be lumpy and not blend smoothly. Stir in your honey after the cashew butter has finished processing if you desire.
  • Do not be tempted to add water or oil during the process of blending. Adding water will cause the nut butter to seize up, and it can’t be saved. Trust me, it’s happened to me.
  • In a similar note, be sure that your blender or food processor is bone dry, so you don’t introduce any moisture to it.
  • You’ll have to use the tamper in the Vitamix if you don’t want to waste time scraping down the sides. Use the tamper to continuously push down on the cashews, particularly in the corners, to speed things up.
  • If your blender or food processor is overheating, turn it off and give it a 5 minute break to cool off.
  • It will be loud. Vitamix’s manual dictates that you use the high-speed setting because blending thick materials like nut butter at low speeds can cause your motor to overheat.
  • Be sure not to rush, and let the nuts cool for 10 minutes before blending them. Hot nuts can cause the blender or food processor to overheat as well.
A wooden spoon scooped into a jar of cashew butter.

Make Ahead Tips

  • Meal prep: Store the homemade peanut butter in airtight containers in the fridge. I use weck jars.
  • Freezer: Freeze the nut butter and thaw overnight in the fridge when needed.
Overhead view of a wooden spoon scooped into a jar of cashew butter.

Cashew Butter

There’s nothing better than a spoonful of creamy homemade Cashew Butter. Made with just one ingredient, it’s so easy to make cashew butter at home.

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Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Cool Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups raw cashews

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.

  • Roast cashews in a single layer on the sheet pan for 10 to 15 minutes, stir at the halfway point.

  • Allow the roasted cashews to cool for 10 minutes.

  • Transfer the nuts to a blender or food processor and start blending it, scraping down the sides as need.

  • When done, transfer to an airtight container.

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Authour: Carmy

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

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