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Tilted forward blue bowl full of a nut butter on a wooden bead mat.
5 from 3 votes

Homemade Cashew Butter

Homemade Cashew Butter is a very versatile spread - you can substitute it for peanut butter in almost any recipe.
Course Sauces, Dressings, Condiments
Cuisine Nut Butters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 Ounces
Calories 89kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 2 cups cashew pieces
  • no other ingredient needed


  • This is such a simple process but I think the photos will help you visually.
  • Add the cashews to your food processor, or as I used, the Ninja.
  • Turn on the Ninja and process for about 10 seconds.
  • You will have a coarse meal as in the photo below.
  • All of these steps will take longer for a regular food processor but you will get there.
  • Whir another 20 seconds and you will see it starting to clump together.
  • Scrap down the sides to the center near the blades.
  • Whir another 20 seconds and scrape again.
  • This time hold it for about a minute. You will see the blades (through the plastic bowl on the outside of the Ninja) catch something once in a while so it is blending.
  • If you don't see the blades working, turn off and scrape again.
  • This time you will see the cashews blending for sure.
  • It is starting to look almost done but it is not quite there yet.
  • Hold for another 30 seconds to one minute and you will actually see the creamy cashew butter showing oil and creaming around the edges.


Serving: 2Ounces | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 106mg | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1.1mg