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How to Make Cashew Butter

Using your Vitamix

Cashew butter is such a lovely nut butter. Mild, with a creamy and smooth texture, cashew butter contains more protein than any other nut butter. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find and super pricey. Luckily, making your own is simple and much more cost effective. 

Raw Cashew Butter
Rich, creamy, and mild, this nut butter will knock your socks off!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked and dehydrated (don't have time? Buy soaked cashews here)
  2. 2-3 Tbs. virgin coconut oil (I buy my coconut oil here)
Instructions
  1. Soak raw cashews 6-8 hours in 1-2 cups filtered water with 1/2 Tbs. sea salt. Rinse, dehydrate, and proceed.
  2. Add cashews to Vitamix. Blend until almost a flour.
  3. Add coconut oil 1 Tbs. at a time until the mixture turns into a butter.
  4. Remove from Vitamix and store in pantry or fridge.
Notes
  1. Alternately, if you'd like a "crunchy" butter. Add the coconut oil to the cashews at the beginning. Blend until butter.
  2. You can use a food processor to make cashew butter, however, it will take quite a bit longer.
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  • Sara

    Hi Alison, I enjoyed your Real Food for Busy People Vitamix class where you made this cashew butter. You mentioned in the video that you are supposed to use the dry container for the nut butters. Vitamix says to use the wet container for nut butters, so can you just clarify? Appreciate it!

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      Hi Sara- I’m so glad you enjoyed the class! The dry container actually has a faster blade than the wet container. I’ve had some people tell me that they’ve had success making but butters using the wet container and additional oil. I’ve tried it myself that way and have more consistent results with the dry container. I do think that cashews are soft enough that you could use the wet container with success. Give it a try in the wet container ( if that’s all you have) and if it doesn’t turn out, add coconut oil and continue processing. Thanks for your question and let me know how it goes!

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