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How to Make Cashew Butter

Using your Vitamix

Cashew butter is such a lovely nut butter. Mild, with a creamy and smooth texture, 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. 

Raw Cashew Butter
Rich, creamy, and mild, this nut butter will knock your socks off!
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687 calories
22 g
0 g
66 g
10 g
36 g
103 g
11 g
3 g
0 g
27 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
103g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 687
Calories from Fat 559
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 66g
101%
Saturated Fat 36g
179%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 11mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked and dehydrated (don't have time? Buy soaked cashews here)
  2. 2-3 Tbs. virgin coconut oil (I buy my coconut oil here)
Instructions
  1. Soak raw cashews 6-8 hours in 1-2 cups filtered water with 1/2 Tbs. sea salt. Rinse, dehydrate, and proceed.
  2. Add cashews to Vitamix. Blend until almost a flour.
  3. Add coconut oil 1 Tbs. at a time until the mixture turns into a butter.
  4. Remove from Vitamix and store in pantry or fridge.
Notes
  1. Alternately, if you'd like a "crunchy" butter. Add the coconut oil to the cashews at the beginning. Blend until butter.
  2. You can use a food processor to make cashew butter, however, it will take quite a bit longer.
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calories
687
fat
66g
protein
10g
carbs
22g
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  • Sara

    Hi Alison, I enjoyed your Real Food for Busy People Vitamix class where you made this cashew butter. You mentioned in the video that you are supposed to use the dry container for the nut butters. Vitamix says to use the wet container for nut butters, so can you just clarify? Appreciate it!

    • http://www.healthnutnation.com Alison

      Hi Sara- I’m so glad you enjoyed the class! The dry container actually has a faster blade than the wet container. I’ve had some people tell me that they’ve had success making but butters using the wet container and additional oil. I’ve tried it myself that way and have more consistent results with the dry container. I do think that cashews are soft enough that you could use the wet container with success. Give it a try in the wet container ( if that’s all you have) and if it doesn’t turn out, add coconut oil and continue processing. Thanks for your question and let me know how it goes!