Homemade cashew butter
Got cashew butter?
I (almost always) do. I actually find cashew butter to be the only true acceptable peanut butter alternative. Almond butter is delicious but it doesn’t mimic peanut butter the way that cashew butter can. There are several places that are now selling cashew butter, however, the ingredient lists can be questionable and the price tags are about the same as a whole bag of cashews. I’m no mathematician, but I think we can all agree that homemade is the way to go. I suppose that is the case for so many things and the reason that I blog. I enjoy creating recipes and helping you to make things from scratch as well. First and foremost, I prefer to know what is in my food and body products. Secondly, it is usually more cost effective. Last, but not least, it feels awesome to pull off the seemingly impossible. There was a time in my life, pre-children, that I did not realize, if you can buy it, you can most likely make it. I say that now and have a hard time believing that was me!
2 Ingredients to cashew butter
Only 1 ingredient if you have something against salt, which I do NOT. I love salt…good salt, that is! Homemade cashew butter is so creamy, so flavorful and so versatile. If you or someone close to you has a peanut allergy, then cashew butter is a great substitute. It has a more subtle flavor than almond butter and is fairly light in color. You can use cashew butter in baked goods, smoothies, sandwiches, dips for fruits and veggies and several savory dishes as well. Think Thai cashew quinoa salad, an amazing recipe for a future post!
If you are extra curious about the health benefits of cashews, feel free to check out more info here https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/health-benefits-of-cashews.html
Pantry staples are not only items that have to go in your pantry. Some go in your fridge, some go in your freezer. I simply use this label to define recipes that you can make and keep on hand to create several recipes from or with. Cashew butter is only one of numerous pantry staple recipes. Pantry staples are really methods or steps. Quick and easy recipes that you can whip up and reap several benefits from. Next time you are craving PB&J, try cashew butter with fresh sliced strawberries instead. Perfect for the lunchbox.
|Prep Time:||10 min|
|Total Time:||10 min|
|Yield:||1 1/2 cups|
* Sprinkle of Himalayan salt or sea salt
2. Blend for about 10 minutes, until smooth, scraping the bowl periodically
3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks