ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Homemade Almond-Cashew Butter

Updated on May 10, 2013
Almond-Cashew Butter on Banana. A delicious combo!
Almond-Cashew Butter on Banana. A delicious combo!
5 stars from 1 rating of Almond-Cashew Butter

The Healthy Nut Butter

Almond butter is quickly replacing the old (and less healthy) standby, peanut butter, as our nut butter of choice, and for good reason!

  • Almonds are healthy fats. They are high in heart-protective monounsaturated fats, like olive oil, as well as Vitamin E. A lesser known fact is that a 1/4 cup of almonds supplies almost a quarter of your daily value of magnesium, an important mineral, as well as a large dose of potassium. They are low in sodium and protect against high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.
  • Similarly, cashews also provide many health benefits. Like almonds, they are high in monounsaturated fats as well as magnesium. Cashews are high in copper, which is an essential component to many enzymes and plays a role in iron utilization, bone development, and the production of hair and skin pigment.
  • While nuts are relatively high in calories, a study published in the journal, Obesity, found that participants who ate nuts twice a week were less likely to gain weight than those who did not eat nuts. A small serving will provide you with the health benefits without affecting your waistline.
  • Cinnamon is well known for its aromatic appeal and wide use in desserts. However, the spice is versatile and can be used in all types of recipes. In addition, cinnamon has many health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, prevents unwanted clotting of blood platelets, and helps to stabilize blood sugar. Plus, it tastes amazing!

What about Peanut Butter?

While peanuts offer health benefits like other nuts, there are some concerns regarding their consumption.

  • Peanut allergies are very common and can be extremely dangerous for some individuals.
  • They contain oxalates, which can cause health problems such as difficulty absorbing calcium. People with kidney or gallbladder problems should avoid peanuts.
  • Peanuts are susceptible to Aflatoxin, a poison produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus, which is a carcinogen twenty times more toxic than DDT and has been linked to mental retardation and lowered intelligence. (

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 23 min
Yields: 1 jar of nut butter
Just 3 ingredients!
Just 3 ingredients!


  • 1 16-oz bag Raw Almonds
  • 1 16-oz bag Raw Cashews
  • 1-2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil, (optional)

*Try to buy raw nuts, which are healthier than roasted. I buy mine for a decent price at Trader Joe's. You can also find them at Whole Foods.


1. Pour entire bag of almonds into food processor (or high powered blender).

2. Add half to full bag of cashews.

3. Add 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the mixture.

The nuts have been ground into a powder.
The nuts have been ground into a powder.

4. Place cover on processor/blender and turn on (set to high).

Nuts will start to grind into a powder. Allow machine to run until the mixture starts building up the sides of the container. Scrape down the sides.

A large "butter ball" is forming! We're almost there!
A large "butter ball" is forming! We're almost there!

5. Continue to run the machine. (If the mixture doesn't seems to be clumping fast enough, you can add the coconut oil to speed up the process.)

The mixture will begin to stick together and form a large ball. This is good! Soon we'll have our smooth nut butter!

There it is!
There it is!

6. Allow the machine to run and the "butter ball" to roll around.

In another minute or two, it will smooth out into spreadable nut butter.

7. Scoop out the mixture and store in a glass jar or container....then enjoy!

This nut butter is fabulous on bananas, apples, celery, bread, and in smoothies!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tablespoon
Calories 160
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 6 g12%
Sodium 3 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Have you ever tried almond butter?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • cdemp11 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from GA, USA

      Let me know how you like it!

    • cdemp11 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from GA, USA

      Thanks peachpurple! I agree, any store bought packaged food will have some additives, so it's nice to know that that this does not! And it's so easy and yummy!

    • peachpurple profile image


      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      this almond cashew butter looks easy to prepare. I think it is far better than peanut butter because manufactured food is usually unhealthy with lots of unknown stuff added into it. I will definitely try it out as I need to purchase almond and cashews. Great hub!!

    • cdemp11 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from GA, USA

      Cashew butter is fabulous! I use almonds mainly because they are less expensive than cashews here! No coconut oil, huh? That's strange and a real bummer! It's amazing! Maybe order some online? I use it for everything! You don't need it at all for this recipe, though. Please let me know how you like the cashew and cinnamon butter. The cinnamon is a delicious addition!

    • Blond Logic profile image

      Mary Wickison 

      5 years ago from Brazil

      This sounds wonderful. I may have to make a few adjustments though. I have cashews growing here on our farm in Brazil, however almonds are expensive here! The odd thing is, there are coconut palms everywhere here, yet I have yet to see coconut oil. They mainly use soya oil.

      I will make some cashew butter, and I love the addition of cinnamon. I can't wait to try it. Great idea.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)