Cinnamon Coconut Cashew Butter

Well, we finally made it to Friday, folks!  I hope everyone had a great week and has fun plans for the weekend.  We are having some friends over for a cookout at some point this weekend to break in our new grill (and repay them for all the times they had us over and we didn’t have a house to host!)  This is our first summer in our new house and we are really realizing how nice it is to have a house and a yard now that the warmer weather has arrived.

Mr. Wishes out of no where requested that I make homemade cashew butter out of the huge container of raw cashews we’ve had in the pantry for a while now.  I obliged (because I’m such a good wife, haha) and whipped this up yesterday while he was at work.  It’s delicious!  I love the subtle, not overpowering, taste of coconut with the cashews and the cinnamon was just the right amount.  I wanted it to just be a very delicate cinnamon flavor and that’s what it turned out to be.

So far I’m 2 for 2 with my Maple Almond Butter also being a hit.  I see more homemade nut butters in Wishes and Dishes’ future!

Cinnamon Coconut Cashew Butter Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 cups raw cashews
3 1/2 tablespoons liquefied coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered food processor or powerful blender and allow to run for approximately 6-8 minutes.  Stop the food processor and scrape down the sides with a spatula every few minutes.  Process for additional time until you achieve the creaminess that you want. Store in the refrigerator (I’ve read that natural/raw nut butters can grow mold more easily if kept at room temperature.)

Notes:

If you use a low-powered food processor, the cashew butter will probably lack the smooth, creamy consistency of nut butter so it’s best to use a high-powered one.

*If you do not like coconut, you can use another oil in it’s place. If you omit the oil altogether, you will need to process the nut butter for a few additional minutes.

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38 Responses to “Cinnamon Coconut Cashew Butter”

  1. joejoe
    June 7, 2013 at 12:57 AM #

    Perhaps our signals are haywire but I thought you guys were coming here this weekend..Apparently we are heading there for a cookout! ya!!! Its a good thing Missy and I are so flexible. Just gotta gas up the double wide and put air in its tires! See you at your grill this weekend. Im bringing raw flour to season my dogs and burgers with also. Love it!!

    • June 7, 2013 at 1:05 AM #

      Come on down! Plenty of dogs to go around… Thank God for flexibility within family!

    • June 7, 2013 at 1:18 AM #

      p.s. The raw flour police are going to be all over this comment!

  2. June 7, 2013 at 1:13 AM #

    Have a fabulous weekend with this my friend, it looks so tasty! I want to spoon!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • June 7, 2013 at 1:18 AM #

      Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

      • June 8, 2013 at 11:52 PM #

        Also, just wanted to let you know, CONGRATS! You won my blog’s giveaway :D
        I have sent an email and I hope you will enjoy it!

        Cheers
        CCU

        • June 9, 2013 at 12:16 AM #

          Woo hoo!! Thanks so much!!

          • June 9, 2013 at 5:44 AM #

            Hi Ashley, I have sent the email twice, fingers crossed you get it! Otherwise if not, just email me a mailing address and I will mail it asap :)

            Cheers
            CCU

  3. June 7, 2013 at 7:53 AM #

    mmmm I love cashew butter! Have a great weekend!

    • June 7, 2013 at 11:53 AM #

      You have a wonderful weekend, also!

  4. June 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM #

    Mmmm this looks ridiculously tasty!

  5. June 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM #

    This looks great! What kinds of things do you use your butter for? On toast?

    • June 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM #

      Currently I’m dipping animal crackers in it, haha, but other than that I use it on toast, or bagels for the most part! Sometimes I’ll even use it in a recipe in place of peanut butter.

  6. June 7, 2013 at 7:19 PM #

    I love the added cinnamon!

    Also, thanks for the suggestions on how you use it. I have been seeing this around and wondered the same thing. :)

    • June 7, 2013 at 7:21 PM #

      Thanks, Pamela!! I love it!

  7. June 7, 2013 at 7:31 PM #

    I love the use of coconut oil and cinnamon in this cashew butter. Yum!

    • June 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM #

      Thanks, Ruby! It gave it a great taste!

  8. June 7, 2013 at 8:08 PM #

    Wow, this sounds so yummy! What would you say is the best combination with this cinnamon coconut cashew butter?

    • June 7, 2013 at 8:13 PM #

      I like it on toast and graham crackers!! Thanks, Monica!

  9. June 7, 2013 at 8:28 PM #

    pass me a spoon! I’d gobble this up so quickly! I love homemade cashew butter :)

    • June 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM #

      Me too! Thanks so much, Sally!

  10. June 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM #

    Looks delicious! Great alternative to peanut butter.

    • June 7, 2013 at 11:29 PM #

      I love all nut butters, but cashew butter is one of the best!

  11. June 8, 2013 at 2:08 PM #

    Ashley, this sounds wonderful! The hint of coconut is heavenly! I can even see spreading this on a nice, substantial cracker and sprinkling it with toasted coconut.UMMMMM.

    • June 9, 2013 at 12:17 AM #

      Spreading it on crackers sounds amazing!!

  12. June 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM #

    These 3 flavors would go so well: cinnamon + coconut + cashew. Brilliant idea!

    • June 9, 2013 at 12:16 AM #

      Aww thanks so much, Julia!

  13. June 9, 2013 at 3:02 PM #

    Your cashew butter looks terrific! I’ve never made that – and I should. Great inspiration! Hope your weekend has been fun. They fly by too quickly, don’t they?

    • June 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM #

      They don’t go wayyy too quickly, John! I wish that wasn’t the case!

  14. Trina
    June 10, 2013 at 3:12 PM #

    OMG!! I just made it and it is delish!!! Thanks for the recipe!!! Does it need to be stored in the fridge or is room temp ok?

    • June 10, 2013 at 3:31 PM #

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for taking the time to tell me :) I would keep it in the fridge… I’ve read multiple places that raw/natural nut butters can grow mold and do require refrigeration. Thanks!!

    • June 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM #

      P.s. I should add that to the recipe – thanks for reminding me!

  15. June 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM #

    I am obsessed with cashew butter after I made a ginger one, I’ll def have to try this one!

    • June 10, 2013 at 8:53 PM #

      Ginger sounds great in cashew butter! I love that idea.

  16. June 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM #

    Cinnamon, coconut, and cashews are 3 of my favorite things. I just tried peanut butter made with coconut oil, but this sounds even better!

    • June 11, 2013 at 12:22 AM #

      Now I’ll have to try peanut butter with coconut oil!

  17. June 11, 2013 at 1:23 PM #

    I have never tried homemade cashew butter, but I love homemade pb, so I bet this is crazy good. Love the addition of cinnamon!

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