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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cake Batter Cashew Butter

I don't like sprinkles.

I know that's an odd way to start a post- especially when the accompanying photo includes sprinkles.

My defense is this- as much as I dislike the taste of sprinkles, I DO like how they LOOK.

They taste like chapstick though. Just sayin'....

Cake Batter Cashew Butter
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt (fine grain)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 Tb. maple syrup, honey, or sugar (I used maple syrup)
  • Sprinkles (optional, obviously)

First, you're going to roast the cashews. Place on a cookie sheet in a 250 degree oven for 30 minutes, turning twice.

Let them cool 5-10 minutes, then place in the food processor, and process until the nuts butterize. (I'm not sure that "butterize" is an actual word, but it suits this recipe.) This will take about 8-12 minutes. You will need to scrape the bowl down several times.

Yum. Ok, now, add the rest of the ingredients, then process until it is smooth again, 2 or 3 minutes.

If you're going to add sprinkles to the whole batch, wait for it to cool first, then add the sprinkles. 

My favorite way to eat this is on a baked sweet potato. (Well, that's actually my second favorite way. My MOST favorite way is to eat it by the spoonful.)

I seriously cannot believe how easy it is to make your own nut butter! It is nice to know it's fresh and to know exactly what's in it- plus, it's fun to experiment!


  1. Question: I don't have a food processor. Do you think a kitchen aide or blender would have the same effect? Thanks!

    1. I don't think a blender would work :( I think it would get "stuck" before the nuts turned in to butter!

  2. I think sprinkles are YUCK too but I started buying the all natural dyed ones at Clarks/Whole Foods and they are pretty good. Plus I feel better about my kids eating them. :)

    1. That's funny I did see those at Clarks!! I just do NOT like the flavor or texture at all!!