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Cashew butter in a jar on a plate with raw cashews around it and a spoon lifting the cashew butter out of the jar in a big drip.

How to Make Cashew Butter

A simple, delicious and creamy homemade cashew butter which is the perfect addition to your store cupboard.
Course Sauce, Snack
Cuisine Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Processing time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 tablespoons
Calories 92kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Place your cashews on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven for 5 minutes, remove and toss the nuts and return to the oven for another 5 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool for a few minutes before processing.
    3 cups raw cashew nuts
  • Add the slightly cooled nuts and sea salt to the food processor and process until smooth, about 5-7 minutes depending on the power of your processor. Store in a clean mason jar.
    ½ teaspoon sea salt, 3 cups raw cashew nuts


Nuts - You can use this same method to make any nut into nut butter. Some nuts such as almonds can be a little unwilling to give up their oils and as such you may find it useful to add a little neutral oil to get them going.
Make it crunchy - If you like crunchy nut butter you can reserve some of the roasted cashew nuts before processing the rest. Chop them into small bits and stir throughout the finished cashew butter to make a crunchy version. Or you can just add the chopped cashews to the processor and pulse them into the finished nut butter.
Flavourings - There are countless add ins you can use to make your nut butter your own. Try adding spices like cinnamon or cardamom, or a pumpkin spice mix. You can also add vanilla or any other extract you like. Or make it extra luxurious and add some cocoa powder for an ultra-chocolatey cashew butter. Or why not try this Chocolate Almond Pecan Butter instead.


Serving: 1 tablespoon | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 34.5mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6.2mg | Iron: 1.1mg