Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Make your own cashew butter

Sometimes the simplest things in life make us the happiest. Warm cookies right out of the oven, an extra hour of sleep or a conversation with a friend. This cashew butter falls into that category. The crunchy texture transforms into a smooth, decadent butter in a matter of minutes.

You'll need a food processor, vitamix or high-powered blender to make this. Simply preheat your oven to 350. Pour 2 cups cashews onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. The nuts should begin to turn a light golden brown. Stir, so both sides get nice and toasted. Bake for a few minutes longer, if needed. Remove from the oven and toss into the food processor with a dash of sea salt. Blend on high for 3 minutes. If dry, add a tablespoon or two of oil (walnut, almond, or coconut). If you want to sweeten the nut butter, add a tablespoon of maple syrup and a pinch of nutmeg. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy cashew butter smeared onto a banana as a snack or spread across toast with jam for breakfast.


Unknown said...

oh how tempting! i would love to make this sometime. maybe not too soon with this holiday frenzy but definitely on my list of food to-dos. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Made it! And it's delish! Had to add a few tablespoons of walnut oil tho, but also baked a larger batch of cashews.

Unknown said...

I made another batch over the weekend and added coconut oil. So delicious! Yeah I think the amount of oil depends on how creamy you prefer your nut butter :)

Mike said...

I love cashew butter even more then peanut butter. No joke. Tastes so good.