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How To Make Cashew Butter

If you're not sure how to make cashew butter, let me tell you; it's dead easy and so worth the time. You just need 2 ingredients and 10 minutes.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free | Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Amanda Logan

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon softened coconut oil or sunflower oil optional
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 177°C (350°F).
  • Add the cashews to a lined baking tray and pop them in the oven for 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don't burn, giving the tray a shake as needed.
  • Remove the cashews from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add the roasted cashews to a food processor and process for 5 minutes before stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Continue processing until the butter is beginning to liquify a little. Add the oil and salt and continue processing until the butter is smooth and thick. This may take around 10-minutes depending on your machine.
  • Transfer the cashew butter to a sealed jar or container and store in a cool pantry for up to 2 months or in the refrigerator for around 4 months.

Notes

Tip 1: While you can make cashew butter in a blender, a processor is easier. You don't have to stop to scrape the bowl down as often and a processor just seems to make shorter work of the process.
Tip 2: You can totally make homemade cashew butter without adding oil but it does help the processing along a little. 
FAQS
How long will the cashew butter keep?
Homemade cashew butter will keep in a sealed container in a cool pantry for up to 2 months. You can also store it in the fridge for 4 to 6 months.
How will I know if my cashew butter has gone off?
Nut butter that has gone rancid will change colour to a deeper shade and the butter portion will harden up and separate from the oil. The true test is to smell it. Rancid nuts and nut butter have a strange metallic smell.
Serving size = a quarter cup
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 4mg
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