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Cashew Butter with Honey Recipe

Updated on November 18, 2012
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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 2 cups of cashew butter

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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tbsp
Calories 122
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
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.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews, (unsalted)
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil

Instructions

  1. Grind the cashews in a food processor for several minutes until they are finely ground.
  2. Place the two tablespoons of honey in the microwave on high for 15 seconds. This makes the honey easier to pour.
  3. Add the honey to the oil and mix.
  4. 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.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Cashew Butter

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    • MickiS profile imageAUTHOR

      MickiS 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I use it the same way that anyone would peanut butter, LetitiaFT. I put it on toast in the morning, use it in sandwiches, it's great on apples. If you find other uses, let me know!

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      LetitiaFT 

      6 years ago from Paris via California

      This looks heavenly. How do you use it?

    • MickiS profile imageAUTHOR

      MickiS 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Millionaire Tips, I've found that most grocery stores carry it in the same aisle as olive oil.

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      That looks really good. I will have to find where they sell walnut oil.

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      Jason Menayan 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Oooh, this sounds delicious. Maybe a little too delicious. I have a weakness for all nut butters. ;)

    • MickiS profile imageAUTHOR

      MickiS 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      The crystals in sea salt are a bit big. So, it doesn't get incorporated as evenly as the more finer grained kosher salt. Personally, I prefer sea salt when cooking it into things that dissolve it. But that's me being ultra-picky about my salt--a subject for another Hub, I suppose.

      But, yes, you could use sea salt, if you like. Thanks for reading!

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      bookerboy 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      at first I was thinking cashew butter? really? but this actually sounds delicious...especially as I love cashews...

      Does it have to be kosher salt or would sea salt do?

      :)

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      Magicdust Staff 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      mmmmhhhh... sounds great :)

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