Roasted peanuts and raw cashews combine in this delicious Healthy Honey Cashew Butter spread. A touch of raw honey, salt, and macadamia oil take it beyond fabulous!
I’ve been using raw cashews a lot lately. I like to grind them up in my smoothies, add them into my yogurt in the morning, and eat them by the handful at times when I want something quick and nutritious but don’t feel like taking the time to make something.
Raw cashews may take a little getting used to, especially if you’re familiar with (and love) the salted, roasted kind that comes in jars and cans. But stick with me here. I just know you’re going to love this recipe!
**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Homemade Cashew Butter with honey roasted peanuts is available at the end of this post.
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My nut addiction;
Cashews are the nuts I always pick out from a bowl of mixed nuts…and next is the pecans.
You don’t want me to sit next to a container of mixed nuts at a party because whoever comes after me won’t have the option of choosing cashews or pecans, because I’ve already eaten them. Yes, I’m one of those annoying people, and as much as I try, I can’t seem to help myself.
Maybe now that I’ve confessed my problem in public, I can get some help. Maybe.
What are the health benefits of raw cashews?
- Raw cashews are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Included are, vitamins E, K, and B6, along with minerals zinc, copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and folic acid.
- Eating raw cashews may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- The copper and iron found in cashews work in tandem to build stronger red blood cells which help the body function properly.
- Raw cashews are also good for eye health because they contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
- They can also help to fight cataracts.
- Check out this article more information on the amazing health benefits of cashews.
How do raw cashews taste?
If you’ve never eaten raw cashews, you’ll find you’ll love their mellow flavor just as much as the roasted, salted kind.
They may take a little getting used to (especially if you love the roasted salted variety), but once you learn to appreciate their all-natural flavor, you’ll be hooked.
Can I leave the peanuts out of this recipe, or substitute another nut in their place?
Sure! You can tailor this nut butter to your own particular taste preferences.
Below are some alternate nut suggestions you may want to try.
Additional nut or seed options for this nut butter recipe;
- Macadamia Nuts
- Pine Nuts
- Hazel Nuts
- Sunflower Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
- Whatever is your favorite!
Why this recipe for cashew butter with honey roasted peanuts works;
I decided to combine my raw cashews along with some roasted, salted peanuts for a depth of flavor you wouldn’t get with cashew or peanut butter alone.
In addition, I added some raw honey for a touch of sweetness and a small bit of macadamia oil to help make it creamy and unique.
The results were utterly delicious and made a great spread for spreading on bread or on celery sticks for the ultimate in a healthy, crunchy and satisfying snack.
For additional cashew recipes from around the web, please click on the following titles for;
- Cashew Chicken from Once Upon a Chef
- Crock Pot Cashew Chicken from Well Plated
- Curried Spiced Cashews from The Minimalist Baker
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How to make honey cashew butter;
- Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender, and blend until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
- If you like your nut butter creamier, add a touch more oil until you’re happy.
- If you like your nut butter with a bit more salt, add a touch more salt until you’re satisfied.
Is this recipe healthy for the kids?
It IS healthy for the kids UNLESS they (or anyone else) suffers from a nut allergy. If someone suffers from nut allergies, this is not the recipe you should be making!
Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Homemade Cashew Peanut Butter.
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Honey Cashew Butter with Honey Roasted Peanuts
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 1 cup peanuts roasted and lightly salted
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt or to taste
- 1 tablespoon macadamia oil or avocado oil
Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender or a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. *Note - If you like your nut butter creamier, feel free to add a little more oil.
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