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Cashew Butter Recipe (one ingredient!)

If the price of cashew butter has you concerned, know that you can make it at home for so much cheaper and it only takes a couple of minutes! 

And it’ll turn out great every time, seriously, you can’t mess up this recipe!

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Cashew Butter in a small glass jar.

Keep scrolling (or jump to the recipe) to get to the simple instructions for how to make homemade cashew butter.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s cheaper than store bought
  • It’s whole food plant-based – you’re not adding or removing anything 
  • It’s a one ingredients recipe (yay, no seed oils or other oils needed)
  • Kids love it
  • You can make it chunky or creamy
  • Only requires 1 piece of equipment, so less clean up
  • Only takes a couple of minutes
  • Turns out delicious every time!

Cashew Butter Ingredients

Cashews in a white bowl with more cashews around it.

*The full recipe is available to print down below on the ‘recipe card’, including ingredient quantities and all steps!

Cashews: All you need are cashews- choose the raw or unsalted version, unless you want a saltier cashew butter.

The cashews at the store shouldn’t be completely raw- they should’ve still been roasted, but might say raw on them – cashews do need to be roasted in order for them to be safe to eat, when it actually says ‘roasted’ on the bag, that means it’s been roasted for a second time.

How to Make Cashew Butter without Oil

*Note that these instructions can be printed below

Step one: Add cashews to the food processor and blend.

Step two: Stop the food process and scrape the sides and bottom.

Process shots of making cashew butter in a food processor.

Step three: Blend again until creamy, or to desired consistency.

Cashew Butter when it's done in the food processor.

Expert Tips for making Homemade Cashew Butter

Some things will make this recipe easier to make, such as: 

  • Raw cashews are best for this recipe
  • Do NOT soak the cashews first  
  • Buy your cashews in bulk to save the most money
  • However many cups of cashews you blend, it will result in half the amount of cashew butter
  • You will need to blend your cashews in the food processor for minutes, which will seem like forever, so stay patient
  • Do not leave your food processor while it’s processing
  • You can keep your hand on the base of the food processor to make sure it doesn’t overheat while processing, if it starts to get warm, give it a break before starting again
Cashew Butter in a jar with a spoon scooping some out.

How to Serve this Easy Cashew Butter

Cashew butter can be served like any other nut butter, or be used in recipes.

Here are few ways it can be used:

  • Cashew Butter and Jam sandwiches
  • Replaces the peanut butter well in chickpea cookies
  • In smoothies
  • In other baked goods, like muffins
  • And so much more!

Storing Cashew Butter

Fridge:  I store this cashew butter in the fridge, just like I would if it were store bought, and just as I do with almond butter. It doesn’t have anything to preserve it, which is why I store it in the fridge, it’s only cashews. I know for a fact it lasts at least two weeks in the fridge (we usually run out around this time).

If it gets hard in the fridge, I just pop some in the microwave for a couple of seconds, no more than 10 seconds, and it depends on the amount, to get it nice and creamy again.

Cashew Butter in a jar with cashews surrounding it and a butter knife on top with a little bit of cashew butter on it.

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Cashew Butter in a jar with cashews surrounding it.

Cashew Butter Recipe

Shawna Clapper
Creamy, easy to make, and delicious cashew butter that only takes a couple of minutes to make and is half the price of store bought!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 178 kcal


  • food processor


  • 3 cups Cashews


  • Add cashews to the food processor and blend.
  • Stop the food process and scrape the sides and bottom.
  • Blend again until creamy, or to desired consistency.



Do not use soaked cashews.
Store in the fridge.
1 serving is about 2 tablespoons.


Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cashews
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