4 Ways to Use Cashew Butter
What to do with Cashew Butter?
Cashew butter is one of the best tasting nut butters out there. Although this is subjective, the cashew is high in healthy fats and is a favorite nut to use when substituting for dairy due to its perfect flavor and creaminess. When considering eating cashew butter, you can either have a raw cashew butter or by roasting Eatnuts.com Raw Cashews first you can enjoy a roasted cashew butter.
There are so many uses for cashew butter which is why we highly recommend it become a staple in your pantry. The recipe for cashew butter is similar to any recipe for nut butter. It's usually the roasted or raw nut, a little salt, sometimes a bit of coconut oil, and that is all. Using a food processor or preferably a high powered blender like a Vitamix machine will help get the nut butter to a creamy texture. We also recommend using very little salt so that you can expand the uses for cashew butter, and then you can modify the taste for each application as you choose.
Here are four uses for cashew butter:
- Spread: Cashew butter is not only the best tasting nut butter but the cashew nut butter benefits are endless. In the form of a spread, you can still leverage all the cashew nut butter benefits as you add it to crackers, apple slices, toast, celery and any other tasty food you would like to spread it on.
- Cream Replacement: When using cashew nut butter in hot tea and coffee drinks you can replace your traditional creamers. With a touch of honey or your sweetener of choice, you will take any hot tea or coffee drink from ordinary to extraordinary.
- Sauces: Roasting raw cashews and then using them to make your Homemade Cashew Butter is a great addition to preparing a variety of sauces. Asian and Italian dishes can be made using a little bit of this cashew butter and as well as in many other sauce recipes.
- Desserts: In many vegan and raw food desserts cashews are an essential ingredient. It's the creamy, delicious, and healthy fats of the cashew nut that makes it a frequent go-to ingredient in healthy desserts.
A little reminder: As with any nut butter, nuts are highly dense in nutrition as well as calories, especially the cashew nut. But the nutritional benefits of the cashew help offset the caloric density. The good news is a little goes a long way, so you don't need to put large amounts of cashew butter on anything because it will not only satiate you quickly but it will add lots of flavor and texture. If you’d like to try other nut butters, apply the easy directions that are in all of our posted nut butter recipes.
About the Author
Lisa Saremi is health and wellness coach for Limitless-U and blogger for eatnuts.com. Lisa received training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program on dietary theories, practical lifestyle management and innovative coaching methods with top health and wellness experts.