Cashew Butter with Honey Recipe
Cashew Butter: A Peanut Butter Alternative
Cashew nut butter is a healthy and delicious alternative to peanut butter. Most commercial peanut butters contain chemicals and compounds other than the basic peanuts and oil. All contain way too much oil than is necessary--and that adds too many unnecessary calories. Best of all, the combination of cashews, walnut oil, and honey in this recipe makes it more flavorful than peanut butter.
|Serving size: 1 tbsp|
|Calories from Fat||81|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 9 g||14%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Carbohydrates 8 g||3%|
|Sugar 3 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 3 g||6%|
|Cholesterol 0 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.|
- 2 cups raw cashews, (unsalted)
- pinch kosher salt
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/3 cup walnut oil
- Grind the cashews in a food processor for several minutes until they are finely ground.
- Place the two tablespoons of honey in the microwave on high for 15 seconds. This makes the honey easier to pour.
- Add the honey to the oil and mix.
- Add the honey/oil mixture and salt to the cashews in the food process and blend until smooth, about 15-30 seconds.
How Not to Screw It Up
Not microwaving the honey isn’t going to screw up the cashew butter. However, it makes the honey a lot easier to work with and more likely that you get the full 2 tablespoons into the mixture rather than leaving a lot of it behind on a spoon.