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!

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

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.

Storing

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 – How to Make Cashew Butter in Minutes


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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. 🙂


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  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

Notes

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

Keywords: how to make homemade cashew butter

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65 Comments

  1. Homemade is always better, in my opinion! This looks so good and I can’t wait to give it a whirl!

  2. What a great and handy recipe! Nuts are on fleek these days and it’s such a satisfaction being able to not only rely on peanut butter for recipes. I use cashew butter too nowadays and I love making it from scratch too! Love your recipe!

  3. I can see myself using this for so many things! It looks rich and creamy but also so yummy and good for you, cheers for a great recipe!!

  4. Cashew butter is my favourite nut butter and we always make our own as it saves so much money.