Cashew butter is such a lovely nut butter. Mild, with a creamy and smooth texture, raw 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. Click on the link in the above picture to see how to make raw cashew butter using a Vitamix.
Although I’ve shown you all how to make almond butter, coconut butter, sunbutter, and more using the Vitamix. I have to say that I find cashew butter to be the least fussy of them all. There’s no toasting involved, and cashews are so soft that they become smooth without much effort.
Fun fact: Cashews are actually a seed that is attached to the Cashew Apple, the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree known as the cashew tree that typically grows in places like Brazil, Vietnam, and India. Harvesting the cashews is a major hassle, one of the reasons why cashews are a bit pricier than other seeds.
Many of you have asked me if you can make cashew butter using the “wet” container that comes standard with your Vitamix. Because cashews are so soft, you may have luck using the wet container (please leave your results in the comments section below). You may need to add more coconut oil, but it will likely still come together. That being said, if you make a lot of nut butters and/or want to grind your own flour, I highly recommend investing in a DRY container for your Vitamix.
Raw Cashew Butter
Rich, creamy, and mild, this nut butter will knock your socks off!
½ cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked and dehydrated
2-3 Tbs. virgin coconut oil
Soak raw cashews 6-8 hours in 1-2 cups filtered water with ½ Tbs. sea salt. Rinse, dehydrate, and proceed.
Add cashews to Vitamix. Blend until almost a flour.
Add coconut oil 1 Tbs. at a time until the mixture turns into a butter.
Remove from Vitamix and store in pantry or fridge.
Alternately, if you'd like a "crunchy" butter. Add the coconut oil to the cashews at the beginning. Blend until butter. You can use a food processor to make cashew butter, however, it will take quite a bit longer.
Calories: 687 Fat: 66g Saturated fat: 36g Unsaturated fat: 27g Carbohydrates: 22g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 11mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 10g
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