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Homemade Cashew Butter!

Homemade Cashew Butter is super easy to make, with just a few ingredients.  Cashew nut butter is creamy, free of additives, vegan and gluten-free!

Course Nut Butter
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 100 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 16 ounces raw cashews (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place cashew pieces in a high powered blender or food processor.

  2. Blend for about 5- 10 minutes total (will depend on your machine) until your nuts become creamy (to the consistency you desire). There are stages to this process and every few minutes it is best to turn off the machine and using a spatula scrape down the nuts and break up clumps.

Recipe Notes

Tips and Techniques:

  • For roasted cashew butter, place the cashews on a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out the nuts, and roast for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • If the cashew butter seems too thick, continue to blend, but you can also add a teaspoon of oil (coconut oil, olive oil, etc...).
  • To make quick cashew milk, add one tablespoon of cashew butter with one cup of water to a blender and blend until combined.


  • What is cashew butter made of?  Usually, cashews and salt, but you could add oil if needed.
  • What can I use cashew butter for?  It's great in recipes that call for mild-tasting nut butter.
  • Do I need to refrigerate homemade cashew butter?  No, but it will last longer if stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long does homemade nut butter last in the refrigerator?  Nut butter will keep for several weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  • Can you freeze cashew butter?  You can also freeze nut butter for several months.
  • What is cashew butter used for?  It can be used as a substitute for dairy in many recipes, added to sauces for creaminess, to make cheesecake, added to smoothies, in baked goods recipes.
  • Is cashew butter Whole30?  Yes, this cashew butter is Whole30 compliant.

Ways to Use:

  • On a slice of apple as a snack
  • In favorite recipes that call for nut butter.
  • Make it into fudge
  • Topping for oatmeal
  • In baked goods, cookies, brownies, muffins
  • In smoothies to thicken
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cashew Butter!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.