Homemade Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter

This easy cashew butter recipe is a great alternative to store-bought versions. You can make and use it in all your favorite recipes, or just eat it with toast!

The “coconut cashew chia pudding” is a delicious and healthy recipe that can be made in less than 10 minutes. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and requires just 4 ingredients.

I was ravenous last winter in LA, where I was staying with my buddy Lily of Kale and Caramel. As a result, I walked into Lily’s kitchen and discovered some cardamom cashew butter. It. Was. It. Was. It. Was. It. Was. It. Was Cardamom is my favorite spice, in case you didn’t know. I like the flowery, rich taste character. This cardamom cashew butter is the bee’s knees when paired with some nice vanilla beans.


What is the best way to produce cashew butter?

Making homemade nut butter is surprisingly simple. A word of advice to the wise: use a food processor. I’ve tried creating nut butters with a high-powered blender previously and failed miserably. A food processor is required.

It’s as easy as mixing everything together until smooth to make this homemade cashew butter. However, since homemade nut butters are so easy to create and need so few ingredients, it’s critical to utilize the highest-quality products you can find. For this spicy cashew butter, use roasted, unsalted cashews and excellent vanilla beans. If possible, grab some honey from your local farmers market (local honey is so much more tasty than store-bought honey!).

You’ll need to scrape the seeds out of the vanilla beans before making this homemade cashew butter. Don’t toss those vanilla beans away! You may still use them to create homemade extract or vanilla sugar—you’ve got some nice stuff there.

Then it’s only a question of combining everything else in a food processor. The combination will initially resemble gravel, then sand, and eventually cashew butter. This whole process takes around 10 minutes, so don’t be discouraged if your homemade nut butter first seems odd. The cashews require time to emulsify and release all of their oils.

Add a spoonful of coconut oil if your nut butter seems dry after 10-15 minutes of processing. Just to let you know, you may not need to do this.


This cashew butter may be used in a variety of ways.

This homemade cashew butter stays in the fridge for up to a month and can be used on almost anything. I’m sure you’re well ahead of me on this, but here are some suggestions on how to use this cashew butter:

  • Using it to spread on toast
  • Creating a monster cashew butter and jelly sandwich
  • Oreos dipped in it (yes, I just went there)
  • It’s best eaten with celery sticks.
  • Using it to make brownies
  • It’s great on top of your morning porridge.
  • Making granola bars with it
  • Using a spoon to eat it directly
  • …and a whole lot more!


Today’s post will be short and sweet. HAPPY FRIDAY! I love you!


You’ll be eating spoonfuls of homemade Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter right out of the jar! On toast, with bananas, or in a smoothie, this is a must-try.


  • 4 cups unsalted cashews, roasted
  • 2 vanilla beans, whole
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons cardamom powder
  • a half teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tbsp. heated coconut oil (may or may not be required!)


  1. Scrape the seeds out of vanilla bean pods by cutting them in half lengthwise.
  2. Combine cashews, scraped vanilla bean seeds, honey, cardamom, and salt in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Process for 10-15 minutes on high speed, scraping down the edges of the bowl as needed. The mixture will initially seem as gravel, then sand, until the oils begin to flow and it transforms into butter!
  3. Add melted coconut oil if the mixture is too dry. Keep refrigerated for up to a month!

More nut butter recipes may be found at:

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Mudslide Ice Cream with Vegan Peanut Butter

Cups of Peanut Butter Fluff

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars That Don’t Need to Be Baked


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Almond butter is created by grinding almonds into a smooth paste, then blending the mixture with water, salt and sugar. The resulting almond butter can be used in many recipes as a substitute for peanut or other nut butters. Reference: what is almond butter.

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