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
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.
I 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!