Have You Ever Made Cashew Nut Butter Before?

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This simple yet rewarding recipe for cashew nut butter offers a delightful alternative to store-bought spreads, showcasing the rich flavor and creamy texture of cashew nuts. Let’s dive into the world of nutty goodness and discover how easy it is to create your own velvety smooth spread. Here’s a recipe for how to make it.


  • 2 cups of raw cashew nuts
  • Optional: pinch of salt, honey, or other sweeteners to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the raw cashew nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast the cashews in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until they are lightly golden and fragrant. Be careful not to let them burn.
  2. Allow the roasted cashews to cool slightly before transferring them to a food processor. Process the cashews in the food processor for about 5-7 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed, until they transform into a smooth and creamy consistency. The cashews will go through stages of finely ground, then clumping together, and finally, becoming smooth and buttery.
  3. If desired, add a pinch of salt, honey, or any other sweeteners to taste, and continue processing until well incorporated.
  4. Transfer the freshly made cashew nut butter to a clean, airtight jar or container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  5. Enjoy your homemade cashew nut butter spread on toast, drizzled over fruit, or used as a dip for veggies. Experiment with different flavor variations to suit your taste preferences.