Homemade Coconut Cashew Butter

It’s no secret that I’m madly in love with coconut.

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When I’m dreaming up recipes, I almost always think – “Can I add coconut to this?” And that’s not even an exaggeration. I’ve never met a coconut product I didn’t like, until I met coconut butter.

Gasp.

I had heard so much hype about it, but when I finally got my hands on it, it just didn’t feel right.

So what was I to do? I had a big jar of the stuff staring me down every time I reached for my beloved nut butter, and I had no idea what to do with it.

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Let’s sidetrack to the fact that I have my math final in 2 and a half hours. I really should be reviewing and studying, since the university I want to go to uses our grade 11 marks for early admission. What did I actually do?

Make Coconut Cashew Butter, of course!

In addition to the butter I wanted to use up, I also had a whole bunch of pesky broken cashews lying about. I don’t know about you, but I literally hate eating broken nuts. It’s definitely one of my idiosyncrasies, but I just can’t seem to get over it. And since my brain is 100% fried from nonstop studying, I decided that I needed a “Throw everything together and say a prayer” recipe. Heaven was born!

Homemade Coconut Cashew Butter:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp natural coconut butter
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter (Yes, this is on twice! It needs to be separated!)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cashew pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Stevia to taste

Directions:

  • Heat up a skillet and grease with 1 tsp of coconut butter and 1 tsp regular butter
  • Mix the tbsp of coconut butter, coconut flour, cashew pieces, stevia and water together
  • Pour lumpy mixture on to skillet, and fry for ~5 minutes, or until nuts soften slightly
  • Pour mixture into blender (I used my Magic Bullet), add almond milk, and whir it up!
  • Make sure all nuts are blended in and mixture is smooth before removing from blender
  • Makes roughly 1/2 cup

Uh, can you say YUM? I personally don’t always love paying ~$10 for a jar of nut butter, so I love that this is so cheap and easy!

What’s your favourite thing you’ve done with random ingredients?

Any tips for the post-finals brain coma?

 

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