Homemade Cashew Nut Butter

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! 

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

Several months ago, Mark, my husband, went to India. When he came back, not only did he bring back my favorite spices, he also surprisingly came with about a kilo (2.2 lbs) of whole cashews!! If you know me and my family, we are such nut lovers and cashews are one of our favorites. You can imagine how happy I was when he handed me a huge bag of cashews! I have already imagined the many dishes I would make with it! 🙂

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

Because I had more than enough cashew nuts to spare, I decided to finally make some homemade Cashew Butter. I made this many weeks ago but because of the change in season from spring to summer the other more seasonally themed recipes were posted ahead. However, I am glad that I had this recipe post previously prepared as it has become truly handy at this particular time when  we are in the process of moving to a new home. In the end, it all worked out well, too!

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

You can use either raw cashew or roasted cashews. The one I used was very slightly roasted in the oven hence it still looks quite pale and not brownish resulting in a creamy color rather than brown. You can also use this recipe to make other nut butters like peanut, almonds or whatever you fancy.

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

It is important to use a strong capacity food processor or high performance blender for this. I used my Ninja blender for this and it worked really hard. It may take about 20-30 minutes to create a smooth nut butter so an efficient blender would be very handy, indeed.

The following photos will give you a guide on the several stages of making nut butter. It’s all coarse at first.

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

Thereafter, it becomes crumbly.

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

Occasionally, you may have to stop the blender to scrape the sides of the blender to ensure an even processing.

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

After several minutes more, it develops a paste-like consistency.

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

And finally, at about 20-25 minutes (may be more, if you are making a big batch), you see a little oil forming and then a creamy nut butter, too. You can of course opt for a crunchier texture and stop the blender before this stage. At this point, you may wish to add either some salt or sugar, depending on whether you prefer a more savory or a sweeter butter. In the Philippines, it’s all about sweet nut butters! The result is an amazingly creamy, naturally sweet and superbly tasty butter. I admit I had a few tablespoons of this even before it made it to the container! It was so good! Hope you enjoy this!

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

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Homemade Cashew Butter

By: Manila Spoon

July 8, 2016

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter. Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 cups raw or roasted Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the Cashew nuts into a blender or food processor. Blend on low to medium speed until chunky or creamy to your , occasionally scraping the sides of the blender to ensure an even processing. Depending on the amount you are making, it may take between 20-30 minutes.
  2. When the butter is already smooth to your liking, add the salt and process again just until the salt is fully blended in. Transfer to a sanitized jar, seal and refrigerate until ready for usage. Will keep up to 4 months if refrigerated.

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 20-30 Minutes

Just 2 ingredients to make your own all-natural, very tasty and super creamy Cashew Butter.  Gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, paleo-friendly and so easy to make! | manilaspoon.com

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