Snack Attack: Homemade Cashew Butter

Mar 10, 2014 | Recipes, Snacks + Treats

cashew butterWhen one finds a good snack, one finds a good thing (proverb I may have edited slightly…)

Todays post is in honour of the snack.

I love snacking – at times too much so as it is very easy  to make a snack a mini meal – but overall snacks are a brilliant way to keep your energy levels up and stop you crashing and burning into the biscuit tin!

I listen to my body and snack whenever I feel genuine hunger. I am aware of when I just want to eat for boredom or comfort reason so tend to avoid eating during these times. Snacking can be a great way to keep you going and stop you eating too much at meal times.
Also if you follow me on my facebook page (which you should as there is loads of daily tips and is the place  where you can get hold of me) you will know I have a love of peanut butter. I could eat tons of the stuff. But alas I have a peanut allergic husband, so I think I should probably not have tons of it in the house unless it is in a box. Plus the fact that its good to have variety in your diet and peanut butter is not the most nutritious of nut butters out there due tot he fact it is actually a legume not a nut.

So here is my experiment with cashew butter  (I love cashews so I am onto a winner) that is easy and homemade. Buying cashews at the shop is eye wateringly expensive. This recipe is not thankfully!

Below is the basic recipe but feel free to add vanilla, more salt, cocoa or any flavour your fancy. I have discovered that cashew butter is tasty in smoothies, with carrots or celery, my husband loves it on oatcakes, and makes a tasty dessert along with a dollop of yogurt and raw honey (yes I may have had that for breakfast too..!) Instant , tasty and full of amazing proteins and fats that will do your body good!

I soak the nuts before making them into a butter to make them more digestible as nuts contain phytic acid which can upset the stomach and make them hard to digest. Soaking help to release the phytic acid and makes it easier for your body to get all the good stuff out of them. I have been experimenting with soaking my nut before consuming them and I am noticing the good effects – so more on this will come soon!

So make up a batch and it will keep in your fridge for ages and snack away of this naturally healthy treat!

Homemade Cashew Butter

Kezia Hall
A simple alternative to peanut butter.


  • 200 g Cashews
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Raw Honey
  • 50 ml Water plus whatever you need to soak the nuts


  • Place cashews in a bowl and cover with water and a few pinches of salt and leave to soak for ideally around 6 hours but really leave as long as is convenient .
  • Drain the cashews and place in food processor and mix in all the other ingredient and blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt or honey according to your preference. More salt for a more peanut butter taste or more honey for a sweeter snack.


Feel free to add vanilla, cocoa or any other flavour you fancy!
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  1. I love making my own nut butter, almond butter is my favourite, but I am yet to try cashew butter. I will have to give it a go.

    • It’s so good, I am a bit if a nut butter addict!


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