Monday, July 7, 2014

80--- Coconut Vanilla Cashew Butter


Making your own nut butters is SO easy, and it is a great way to avoid some of the "extra" ingredients that are added to processed versions.  You can experiement with different nuts and flavors to find a truly special combination.

This one is delicious on Wasa crisps! 

Coconut Vanilla Cashew Butter
Serves 10-12

1 1/2 cups raw cashews
1/2- 1 Tbsp water
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
2 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp honey

Add cashews to a food processor and mix until well ground.  Add water and continue to mix for 2-3 minutes, or until a puree is formed (may still be a bit dry).  Add in remaining ingredients and continue to mix until texture is smooth.  Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (to increase storage time).

Nutrition Info per ~2 Tbsp: 195 calories, 17 g fat, 4 g protein, 6.5 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber

3 comments:

  1. Yummy that looks sooo good! Great recipe, thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. WOW! it is a nice recipe.This is really an amazing and attractive post. I appreciate your posted wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing such an interesting post.

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  3. what a great recipe. love the idea cashew butter. will definitely be making this, but instead of honey - maybe i'll try agave? thanks for the awesome ideas.

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