How to Make Creamy Cashew Butter | Gluten Free | Recipe

by Bethany Kutz | Aug 25, 2016 | dairy free, Diet, Food Sensitivities, Healthy Living, Recipes, Weight Loss


Creamy cashew butter…need I say more? For those of you who don’t like cashews, I’m sorry. Truly. God must have forgotten that taste bud for you poor souls. Regardless, you should still try this recipe because it is incredible. Desperation was once more my friend in its creation, and believe me when I say, I am so thankful for that desperate time. (Desperate times certainly can bring about some of the most delicious things…) Health freaks and non health freaks alike will all agree with me on this.

Why did I Make Cashew Butter?

I had taken the MRT food sensitivity test, and cashews were one of the first few foods I was allowed to eat. (The diet they put you on for that really stretches your creativity skills and widens your knowledge on how to use food in its many forms. You’ll feel like a chef and an inventor and have a major confidence boost! It’s quite the experience.) Since I couldn’t have peanut or almond butter, my nut-butter-loving self was determined to still enjoy some form of thick, creamy goodness. Because of that, I am now able to present to you this delightful piece of heaven!

If you want your own Food Sensitivity test, you can either buy your own HERE or become a Functional Medicine patient. I want to note that the test is cheaper if you are a patient!

(I accidentally left my cashews in a bit long, which is why the cashew butter in the pictures is so dark. Don’t worry though, as long as they aren’t burnt your butter will still taste amazing!)

Creamy Cashew Butter

An easy recipe for a peanut butter alternative!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 30
Author: Bethany Kutz


  • 1 Food Processor


  • 2 cups Raw Cashews
  • 1 TBSP Sweetener of Choice (ex: honey, agave, stevia, maple syrup, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup Avocado Oil


  • Preheat oven to 400°F and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, pour all ingredients in and stir until the cashews are all coated.
  • Once mixed, dump cashews onto the cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden.
  • After they are done in the oven, leave them to cool.
  • Pour cashews into a large food processor
  • Pour cashews into a large food processor and mix until creamy. This may take a few (or several) minutes, so blend for awhile and then give your food processor a break so it doesn’t overheat. It’s usually creamy in 5-10 minutes. The stages go from chunky, to powder, to dough, and then it should spread out  as pictured. If you want it extra smooth just keep processing until you get to the consistency you like. I prefer mine to have some texture so I let it go through those stages twice (from dough to spread to dough to spread). If all of that just confused you, don’t worry, it will make sense as you do it. 🙂
  • Store in a small mason jar or Tupperware and keep in the fridge. It should last over 2 weeks, but it’s usually gone by then in this house.
cashew butter

Enjoy!!! Pair it with your favorite fruits (apples and bananas top my list) or spread it on toast / rice cakes. You can also add it to oatmeal, banana pancakes, and cookie recipes, or enjoy straight from the spoon. Find more healthy recipes HERE!

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