Once you've tasted this delicious homemade cashew butter, there's no turning back

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Give cashew butter a whizz

So you've probably been hearing a lot of hype about the old Nutribullet lately. Green juice this, kale that. It all sounds a bit, well, healthy doesn't it? The good news is that you can make some awesome not-so-green stuff in there, too. 

If you've ever clapped eyes on a Nutribullet, you'll have seen the 'milling blade' part. This is for dry hard things like nuts that can be turned into delicious butters. This week's contender is the butter of the moment: cashew. With a vanilla twist and a sweet maple base, this will become your new addiction. Don't say you weren't warned.

 

Makes 1 small jar of cashew butter

You will need:

  • 200g of any cashews. We prefer salted and roasted for a slightly more savoury taste, but plain are also delicious
  • A Nutribullet or any other gadget able to cope with nuts. It's got to be a strong one
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 or 4 tbsp maple syrup or honey, to taste
  • 4 tbsp rapeseed or coconut oil

 

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set up

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Step 1

 

Chuck your nuts into the Nutribullet and mill them until they are all ground.

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blend nuts

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Step 2

 

Chuck in your other ingredients and whizz again. Change the attachment from mill to blend if not enough mixing is happening. The mixture will be a bit claggy so you might have to take off the blender and mix with a spoon until everything is bound together.

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blend butter

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Step 3

 

Find the nearest carbohydrate vessel – a cracker, some bread, your finger – and spread immediately. Peanut butter ain't got nothing on this stuff.

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finish

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