Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter

August 3, 2018
August 3, 2018

Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter

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Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter

Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter in jar

Last winter on a trip to LA, while staying with my friend Lily of Kale and Caramel, I was super hungry. So I went into Lily’s kitchen and found some cardamom cashew butter. It. Was. Everything. In case you didn’t know, cardamom is my favorite spice. I just love the complex, floral flavor profile. Along with some good vanilla beans, this cardamom cashew butter is the bee’s knees.

Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter in jar with knife

How to make cashew butter

It’s remarkably easy to make homemade nut butter. A tip for the wise: absolutely use a food processor. I’ve tried making nut butters with a power blender before, and it just doesn’t work. You need a food processor.

Making this homemade cashew butter is as simple as blending everything together until smooth. But because homemade nut butters are so simple to make and require so few ingredients, it’s really important that you use the best quality ingredients you can get your hands on. You want to use roasted, unsalted cashews for this spiced cashew butter and good vanilla beans. If possible, hit up your local farmers market for some honey (local honey is so much more flavorful than what you get at the store!).

To make this homemade cashew butter, you’ll first need to scrape the seeds out of the vanilla beans. Don’t throw out those vanilla beans! You can still make homemade extract with them or vanilla sugar—that’s good stuff you’ve got there.

Then, it’s just a matter of throwing everything else into a food processor and whizzing it all together. The mixture will first look like gravel, then like sand, and then it’ll finally become cashew butter. This whole process takes a good 10 minutes, so don’t despair if your homemade nut butter looks a little strange at first. The cashews need time to release all of their oils and emulsify.

If your nut butter looks a little dry after 10-15 minutes of blending, add in a tablespoon of coconut oil. You might not have to do this, just FYI.

Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter being scooped out

Ways to eat this cashew butter

This homemade cashew butter keeps for up to a month in the fridge and can be used on pretty much anything. I’m sure you’re already way ahead of me on this, but if you need some ideas on how to enjoy this cashew butter I recommend:

  • Spreading it on toast
  • Making an epic cashew butter and jelly sandwich
  • Dipping Oreos into it (yes, I just went there)
  • Eating it with celery sticks
  • Swirling it into brownies
  • Topping your morning oatmeal with it
  • Using it to make granola bars
  • Eating it straight with a spoon
  • …and so much more!

Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter on bread with jelly

Short and sweet post for you guys today. Love you and HAPPY FRIDAY!


Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter

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Homemade Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter so addicting you’ll be eating it out of the jar in spoonfuls! Perfect on toast, with bananas, or in a smoothie.

Homemade Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter so addicting you’ll be eating it out of the jar in spoonfuls! Perfect on toast, with bananas, or in a smoothie.



  • 4 cups roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 2 whole vanilla beans
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons powdered cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (may not be necessary!)


    1. Cut vanilla bean pods in half lengthwise and scrape to remove seeds.
    2. In a food processor, combine cashews, scraped vanilla bean seeds, honey, cardamom, and salt, and cover with lid. Process on high speed for 10-15 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Mixture will first look like gravel, then sand, then eventually the oils will release and it will become butter!
    3. If mixture is too dry, add in melted coconut oil. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month!

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Vanilla Cardamom Cashew Butter on butter knife

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  1. It’s my first time making a nut butter. How in the World did you get it to that smooth creamy consistency? I feel like I’ve been running my food processor for an hour.

    The flavor is excellent so far.

    • I know they are SO pricey, but they really do work beautifully in this recipe. That being said, you totally can! It might thin out your butter a little bit, but you could sub the vanilla beans for a tablespoon of vanilla extract.

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