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!
2 1/2 cups raw cashews
3 1/2 tablespoons liquefied coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
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.)
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.
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!!
Come on down! Plenty of dogs to go around… Thank God for flexibility within family!
p.s. The raw flour police are going to be all over this comment!
Have a fabulous weekend with this my friend, it looks so tasty! I want to spoon!
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!
Also, just wanted to let you know, CONGRATS! You won my blog’s giveaway 😀
I have sent an email and I hope you will enjoy it!
Woo hoo!! Thanks so much!!
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mmmm I love cashew butter! Have a great weekend!
You have a wonderful weekend, also!
Mmmm this looks ridiculously tasty!
This looks great! What kinds of things do you use your butter for? On toast?
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.
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. 🙂
Thanks, Pamela!! I love it!
I love the use of coconut oil and cinnamon in this cashew butter. Yum!
Thanks, Ruby! It gave it a great taste!
Wow, this sounds so yummy! What would you say is the best combination with this cinnamon coconut cashew butter?
I like it on toast and graham crackers!! Thanks, Monica!
pass me a spoon! I’d gobble this up so quickly! I love homemade cashew butter 🙂
Me too! Thanks so much, Sally!
Looks delicious! Great alternative to peanut butter.
I love all nut butters, but cashew butter is one of the best!
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.
Spreading it on crackers sounds amazing!!
These 3 flavors would go so well: cinnamon + coconut + cashew. Brilliant idea!
Aww thanks so much, Julia!
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?
They don’t go wayyy too quickly, John! I wish that wasn’t the case!
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?
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!!
P.s. I should add that to the recipe – thanks for reminding me!
I am obsessed with cashew butter after I made a ginger one, I’ll def have to try this one!
Ginger sounds great in cashew butter! I love that idea.
Cinnamon, coconut, and cashews are 3 of my favorite things. I just tried peanut butter made with coconut oil, but this sounds even better!
Now I’ll have to try peanut butter with coconut oil!
I have never tried homemade cashew butter, but I love homemade pb, so I bet this is crazy good. Love the addition of cinnamon!