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Homemade Cashew Butter

By Tuesday, August 23, 2016 , , , , ,


I decided to make my own cashew butter because:

  1. It's so simple
  2. Contains less sugar and preservatives than store bought ones
  3. Cheaper
The recipe is so easy that you would start making your own nut butters and will last you for a good week if you eat it everyday.

What you'll need:

  • 200g cashew nuts (I prefer to buy the roasted ones but you can get them raw and then roast them yourself)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
  • honey/maple syrup to taste (optional)
Method:

  1. If you haven't roasted your cashew, please roast them in an oven at about 110 deg C till they turn light brown. Leave them to cool.
  2. Whip out your food processor and then start grinding the nuts.
  3. When it's in powder form, add in the vanilla extract and honey/maple syrup. I didn't add in any sweet stuff in my personal jar.
  4. Blend for 5 min. Don't skimp on the time because you want the butter to be smooth and...buttery.
  5. Taste and add in more vanilla extract/honey/maple syrup if needed.
  6. Blend for another minute. 
  7. Add in the coconut oil if you prefer a firmer butter to spread on your toast and blend the mixture for a bit longer.
  8. Refrigerate and you're done!
I love eating it with toast, drizzled with a bit of honey or chocolate. If you're cooking Butter Chicken, this works as a great thickener as well. Sometimes, when I'm having a snack attack, I just dig out a spoonful of my cashew butter and it works well for the cravings.

I'm now so keen to try making other nut butters! You could say that I'm getting a bit nutty. Hahaha!

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