It took about 20 seconds to become addicted to this vanilla cashew almond butter.
But it took about 20 minutes to make. A lot longer than I thought it might! But the end result, with a little bit of patience, was amaze-balls.
Patience is not a virtue I’ve yet mastered. Which is why when I tried to make this the very first time, I assumed my food processor wasn’t as good as it should be to make a really creamy, smooth nut butter.
Little did I know, I needed to add about 10 extra minutes on to the processing time to get a cashew almond butter that was simply marvelous.
I’ve been eating it by the spoonful (totally allowed) and with fruit. On sandwiches and muffins. I’m not ashamed.
I had fallen out of love with peanut butter for a while, and I think this is my new alternative. I predict it will be showing up in weekend food prep regularly!
Vanilla Cashew Almond Butter
- one cup unsalted cashews
- 1/2 cup unsalted almonds
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil (make it Paleo with coconut oil, if you store it above 76-78 degrees)
- 1 dropper of NuNatural's vanilla flavored liquid stevia
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Add cashews and almonds to food processor. Process until you get a crumb-like consistency (5 minutes or so). Scrap any food sticking to the sides every 2 minutes.
- While processing, pour in one tablespoon of peanut oil, all of vanilla and honey. Continue to process 3 minutes or so before adding rest of the peanut oil.
- Continue to process about 20 minutes total, scraping down nut butter off sides of the bowl as needed. You'll want to process until you get to the magical point where your crumbs become a creamy, smooth nut butter!
1 serving is 3 Weight Watchers points.
Courses Sweets, Spreads
Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Total Carbohydrates 4.6 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 1.1 g
Protein 2.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
My next test with this nut butter will be to add them to Lindsay’s frozen peanut butter cups. I anticipate it being delicious.
If you’d like to purchase the NuNatural’s liquid stevia, check out their website!
What is your favorite nut butter? Ever made one at home?