Vanilla Bean Almond and Cashew Butter
Nut Buttaaaa!! I LOVE nut butter. Any and every kind is delicious and when I started making my own it changed the name of the game. When you decide to make nut butter you just have to think about what nuts you like, throw them in a blender or food processor and blend! I love adding vanilla to pretty much any flavor and cashews and almonds make such a great combo. The cashews are a bit sweeter and break down super easily which I love. Another fave combo of mine is cashews and hazelnuts with a little cacao powder to make it taste like nutella! My hubs has a crazy obsession for all things nutella so I love making him a healthier version. My main goal of this post is to encourage you to try making your own. It is seriously SO easy to make and healthier than most store bought nut butters.
I am pleasantly surprised lately at the great variety of healthier options though! They just start to get a little pricey so, get some nuts from Costco or Thrive Market and go to town – your stomach and wallet will thank you! I am writing this post on the Friday before you are reading it and as I type I am already planning what nuts I should buy at Trader Joes today to make some epic nut butters for next week. I think espresso powder needs to be involved!
Now this reeeeally gets me thinking. What else can I make at home that I buy a lot? Well there is one that I know I should try but have been slacking – Kombucha!! I hear it’s easy to make too, and I buy so much Kombucha I really need to get on it. I will be sure to update you on that. Another one is starting an herb garden! If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen in my stories that our backyard is slowly coming together. I cannot wait to finish it and have parties out there! Maybe i’ll do a post on that if you are interested! Okay okay enough talking, lets go nuts on some butta.
My ninja blends it up SO FAST!
I love these little jars! Perfect for giving as gifts too!
Oh and sweet potato toast topping? YES!
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- 2 cups roasted unsalted cashews
- 1 cup roasted unsalted almonds
- ½ vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
- salt to taste
- Combine cashews, almonds and vanilla bean in a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. The time varies depending on what appliance you use – some take 2 minutes to finish and some take 5-7 minutes! Just keep blending until it is the consistency you like!
- Add some salt to taste depending on how salty you like it!
- Store in a jar!