Cashew Butter {Homemade Recipe!}

An easy recipe for cashew butter that’s deliciously homemade! Follow step-by-step photos for creamy, smooth cashew butter.

Ever wonder how to make cashew butter? Well, it’s super easy, ready in minutes, and tastes so much better than store-bought cashew butter.

Today, I’mma keep things short and sweet so we can get straight to the homemade cashew butter tutorial—I mean, there are step-by-step photos and everything. 😉 Let’s do it.

The 1 ingredient you need

Yep, cashew butter is made with just 1 ingredient: cashews! You don’t need any oils, sugars or salt.

Some people like to add ingredients such as coconut oil or sugar to smooth out and sweeten their homemade cashew butter. But, like I said, I like it simple and delicious the way it is.

What is Cashew Butter?

Cashew butter is a nut butter that’s made with cashews. Specifically, this means cashews are ground up in a food processor or blender until smooth, creamy, and spreadable.

Because these ground cashews are spreadable, they’ve now turned into something else: cashew butter!

The Taste

There is nothing quite like making your very own homemade cashew butter. It’s oddly satisfying and so deeply rewarding.

But the taste? Oh, the taste! Homemade cashew butter is extra nutty, deliciously creamy and super fresh. Love it.

How to Make Cashew Butter

Learn how to make cashew butter in just a few easy steps!

Since I often get questions like, “How do I know when it’s done?”, I’ve included photos of each stage the cashew butter goes through, so you’re not left with any doubts.

Add whole cashews to a food processor

Add whole, roasted cashews to a sturdy food processor. This is the food processor that I use to blend everything—including this recipe.

Blend cashews in the food processor until you get coarse, dry and crumbly bits of cashews with a little bit ‘o cashew “meal” in it, as it were.

Two photos showing How to Make Cashew Butter – pulsing whole cashews into roughly chopped

Keep blending… We’ve only just made cashew meal.

As you continue to blend, your cashews will become a moist cashew meal, as cashew oil is being released through the blending process.

Then, as you blend more, a cashew “dough ball” will form. You’re so close!

Tip: Remember to periodically scrape down the sides of your food processor and give it a few breaks to avoid overheating.

Two photos showing How to Make Cashew Butter – processing until cashew oil release

From Too-Thick to Just-right Cashew Butter

In the left photo: the cashew dough has turned into a very, very thick kind of paste. But it’s still not ready. Keep going!

In the right photo: homemade cashew butter should be liquidy, mostly smooth, and simply delicious. It’s ready!

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Here’s a super closeup photo of the finished product. You can see some grain, but it’s mostly smooth and entirely spreadable.

Smooth texture of this recipe in food processor

How to Customize

Once you’ve mastered how to make cashew butter, feel free to get feisty and add in fun ingredients like spices, sugar and so forth.

Just make sure you add small amounts and test in small batches, as I know ingredients such as sweeteners can harden over time.


This recipe can be easily stored for up to 6 months, depending on the environment.

  • To store at room temperature: keep your cashew butter out of direct sunlight & away from heat sources in an airtight container for 2-3 months.
  • To store in the refrigerator: use the same container—but this time, you can keep it for 3-6 months. Woohoo!
A jar of this recipe shown closeup

Great Tools

  • Food Processor – My favorite food processor, hands down. It’s so easy to use, super affordable and sturdy as heck. I’ve used my food processors (I’ve got two) hundreds of times and they’re still going strong!
  • Unsalted, Roasted Cashews – Make sure to use roasted cashews when making this recipe. You can use raw cashews if you want it raw, but roasted is highly preferred.

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Homemade Cashew Butter: learn how to make cashew butter with just 1 ingredient and a few minutes! See the step-by-step tutorial with clear, detailed pics in the post. 🙂




  1. See photo tutorial in post for helpful visuals, tips & details.
  2. Add cashews to a food processor or blender. Blend until coarse.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the processor as needed.
  4. Blend until mostly smooth, making sure to scrape the bottom of the processor or blender. Blend longer if smoother cashew butter is desired; however, some graininess is normal. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

Wanna learn how to make other homemade nut butters? –> How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter recipe and Easy Homemade Almond Butter Recipe.

Recipes for your Homemade Cashew Butter


Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dark environment, at room temperature for 2-3 months. Or, store in the refrigerator for 3-6 months.

Recommended Tools for the Best Homemade Cashew Butter

Food Processor: I’ve been using this brand of food processor for years, and I absolutely love it–great for making homemade ice cream, paleo coconut macaroons and more!

Mason Jars: Great for storing your homemade cashew butter in style.

Silicone Spatulas: These spatulas are great for scraping down the sides of the food processor and getting every last bit of cashew.

Walnut Wood Cutting Board: See the gorgeous wooden board in my photos? That’s this amazing walnut wood cutting board. It’s double-sided with one side featuring a groove for crackers! 😉

  • Prep Time: 5-7 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. This recipe was so easy and perfect! I love how it is oil and salt free. I roasted my cashews and then once cool, blended them and it turned into perfect cashew butter! So happy I found this recipe and definitely won’t be the last time I make my own cashew butter. Thank you!

    1. You’re so welcome, Zoe! I know, I like my nut butters simple–so you can really enjoy the flavor of the nuts. Love that you roasted the cashews, too. 😋 Here’s to many more batches of homemade gooness!

  2. I tried this recipe and am very pleased with it. Although I added a little grapeseed oil. Just so it wouldn’t be so thick. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Gillian, thank you! For roasting cashews, bake in a single layer on a baking sheet at 350F for about 10-15 minutes. Make sure to check on it to avoid burning, and stir it throughout as needed. Enjoy! 🙂

  3. Second attempt… and got it perfect. First batch was just at the brink of being smooth. I was still able to use it for the purpose that I made it. But can’t wait to use this in your Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Next, I’ll be attempting almond butter for the second time. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love cashew butter. I decided to try this recipe and used avocado oil. I added a little Vermont maple syrup and cinnamon. I have to say I think this may be my go-to recipe in future. It’s very easy and delicious.

  5. I started to take out my FP when I remembered I have a Champion juicer with a ‘blank’ plate. I creamed my cashews in it and it is a mess to clean but it was also a sure thing.

  6. Thanks for sharing the cashew butter recipe, I will try this recipe on my birthday. You shared very informative post.

  7. Love Homemade Cake, Who knew making cashew butter was so easy? . Such a life changing recipe.
    Thanks For Sharing information………..Your Great Work..

  8. This is amazing! I had no idea it was so easy to make your own! I used this for the cashew fudge but will be making more just to have it! Thank you!!

  9. This was such a simple recipe. I love this butter on toast with banana slices on top, such a great thing to have in the fridge!