Vanilla Bean Coconut Cashew Butter

One of my favorite snacks is nut butter. I add it to crackers, apples, toast and eat it any chance I get. Usually, I go for peanut butter… but lately (in an attempt to be healthier) I have been eating Trader Joe’s nut butter, which is Whole 30 compliant.

I completely failed at Whole 30, but when I started it I had to eat the nut butter instead of peanut butter. And honestly, it is very good! Not mealy like other almond butters.

Some other nut butters which i have tried, and loveeeddd, are the Honey Vanilla and Brown Sugar Cinnamon from Batch Nashville. Trying Batch’s nut butter inspired me to make my own.

I suggest buying large bags of nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews) from places like Costco or Thrive Market.

The ingredients you will need for this recipe are:

  • 2 cups of roasted cashews
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes (Traders Joe’s brand)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Instructions:

Roast 2 cups of cashews for 15 minutes on 350 degrees. Remove and place into ninja processor, along with coconut flakes and begin by pulsing. It will start by forming a meal and you will need to periodically scrape down the sides. Continue pureeing/pulsing for around 10-12 minutes. Then once the meal starts to turn into a paste, add the vanilla extract. Continue pureeing until you get your desired consistency, but….it should have the consistency of peanut butter.

DSC_0659DSC_0660DSC_0665DSC_0666DSC_0675IMG_3219IMG_3223IMG_3225IMG_3228I just gave it a try and OMG it tastes like CAKE BATTER!!! Use to top toast, fruit, and baked goods!

The nut butter will be hot, so let it cool then store in a mason jar. I prefer in the fridge!

xo Kate

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