DIY Cashew Butter

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Are you ever envious of the person grinding their own peanuts into fresh peanut butter at Whole Foods?!  (Me either…)  But fresh and homemade is always better, and when it’s as easy as this recipe, why not?!  Twelve minutes and two ingredients later….voilà!

Eat it on toast or off of a spoon, or freeze into balls for an easy, clean treat.  And if you want to get next-level, combine it with soy sauce for a Thai-like chicken satay dipping sauce. ✌🏻

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Food La La Recipe: DIY Cashew Butter

Yields: 3/4 cup cashew butter

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups raw, unsalted cashews

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Optional: cocoa powder

Steps:

  1.  Preheat oven to 400.  Spread cashews evenly on a baking sheet, and bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool.

  2. Put toasted cashews in food processor and blend for 4 minutes (should have a peanut-buttery consistency). 

  3. Add salt and blend until combined.  Transfer to a container and store in refrigerator.

  4. Optional:  Scoop out small balls of cashew butter, top with extra sea salt, then sprinkle with cocoa powder and freeze.