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Easy Coconut Cashew Butter

This cream-colored Coconut Cashew Butter is smooth, easy-to-make, and addicting to eat. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients.

cashew butter recipe

I usually keep raw, unsalted cashews in my pantry for future non-dairy recipes. This time around, I wanted to try something different.

Well, let’s be honest, making cashew butter is not really different now, is it? However, for me, it is.

You see, I never really buy cashew butter at the store.

Why do you ask?

It’s challenging to find a high-quality cashew butter that’s affordable, without loads of sugar and refined oils. Knowing that I am having a clean version in my hands, I am going to enjoy this nut butter in so many different ways!

How to Enjoy Homemade Cashew Butter

Though the number of ways one could enjoy this creamy spread is endless, here are some ways to enjoy it.

  • Drizzle over a hot bowl of oatmeal
  • Smear on toast with sliced banana
  • Make cookies or cupcakes
  • Add into smoothies
  • Eat it with a spoon 🙃
homemade cashew butter

How to Make Coconut Cashew Butter

Raw CashewsI prefer to use raw cashews, however, feel free to use what you can find.
Unrefined Raw Coconut OilThe smell of raw coconut oil is so coconutty and will add a nice coconut flavor.
Optional SweetenerHoney, agave nectar or pure maple syrup will all work well.
Sea SaltWhether aiming for salty or sweet nut butter, adding salt is always a good idea to properly season the ingredients and bring out their natural flavors.
cashew butter made in a food processor

Do you want to know something exciting?

Making cashew butter is way faster than making traditional peanut butter. Yay!

I like to drizzle melted coconut oil down the pipe as its processing. If you like your nut butter more in the chunkier side, process less. If you like it really smooth and creamy, process more. You’re going to do great!

cashew butter on a spoon

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homemade cashew butter

Coconut Cashew Butter

  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0-minutes
  • Total Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Yield: Roughly 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Easy coconut cashew butter made with just a few ingredients.


  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 3 tbsp unrefined raw coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of choice, optional


  1. Add the cashews, salt, and sweetener (if using) to a food processor. Process all of the ingredients. While processing, drizzle the melted coconut oil down the pipe. This will help mix and create a smooth consistency much quicker. 
  2. When ready, transfer to a jar with a lid.
  3. Enjoy right away. 


Cashew butter like most nut butter will harden if refrigerated. Simply microwave the cashew butter for a few seconds to soften it. 

I have no stored this recipe in a pantry. 

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cashew butter recipe, coconut cashew butter

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