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Cashew Coconut Butter

 

 

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My caramelised banana with cashew and coconut butter toastie.

 

 

We have all been there, fridge-side “starving” or “bored”, but then that moment comes when you are eating the most delicious nosh you come crashing back down to earth with a quick calculation of nasties are in it (refined sugar, palm oil, number this and that etc) all those unessential’s that your body doesn’t ever need!

 

 

Well, this cashew and coconut butter will banish those feelings for good; you can even feel proud your choice to feed yourself something so beneficial.Take my cashew, coconut and caramelised banana toastie for example, healthy without added sugars and will keep you full.

 

 

 

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This is a concoction of homemade cashew butter goodness and slight coconut hit at the end.This is one of my all-time favourite nut butter. However, I have plans to add either cocoa or cacao in next blend, hopefully coming up with a chocolate coconut cashew butter spread that will feed my addiction.

 

If you guys are getting these types
pf tasty treats such as coconut butter cups, raw cheesecakes and banana ice-cream, I suggest getting a food processor, it’s an absolute must! Grinding the nuts require when making nut butter would burn out a Nutribullet. You will find that after grinding for a certain amount of time, the ground nut begins to heat up; once the nuts have heated they begin to secrete natural oil.

 

 

 

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Back to the recipe at hand, coconut cashew butter, it was only 2 ingredients and a very small effort on my part, however, HUGE effort for the food processor!

 

 

Here’s how it goes:

 

Open a 400g package of cashews (use blanched if you’re going for a healthier version) and put the whole pack your food processor, most likely the most labour intensive part. Next, you will process the cashews into a paste, you will notice it goes powdery and clumpy don’t stress its get better, just keep going! Look below for a guide of how it should start to appear.

 

At this stage, I added ¾ cup of coconut flakes. I have done some research and my next batch is going to be made with coconut butter. “Say guac!!” I hear you saying; look below for an explanation of what coconut butter is;
Coconut butter is the same as coconut oil…? Is that what is travelling through that nut butter-hungry mind of yours? Well, they are different! Coconut oil is just that – oil, it is extracted from the coconut meat via pressing. Coconut butter, on the other hand, is made from blending up the meat into a smooth paste. Therefore the butter has a thicker consistency and includes more nutrients and we could call a more ‘whole food’.

 

 

 

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A batch of my Coconut Butter

 

 

You have finally made it the seriously part, listen closely - you will want to stop but NO, let that food processor power on. Stop it intermittently to scrap the sides eventually it will clumps up in a big ball that circles the bowl on the blade. At some point, the butter will relax and warm up to a point that the blade will go through it and it will be become gooey peanut butter

 

You made it, I felt exhausted from just watching that poor food processor. Now all that is left to do it put it in a jar and sample as much as you want!

 

 

Put it in the fridge and it will last for agers. Be adventurous; put it on everything; oats, banana pancake, ice-cream, nice-cream, inside sweet potato brownies maybe even on sweet potato toast! I even tried on a peach nice-cream the other day… delicious!

 

Recipe

 

Coconut Cashew Butter

A healthy and creamy delight of a nut butter
Cook Time
15 min

Total Time
15 min

Cook Time
15 min

Total Time
15 min

Ingredients
  1. 400g package of cashews
  2. ¾ cup of coconut flakes

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Instructions
  1. Put the whole pack of cashews into your food processor
  2. Next you will process the cashews into a paste, you will notice it goes powdery and clumpy
  3. Add ¾ cup of coconut flakes
  4. Stop it intermittently to scrap the sides eventually it will clumps up in a big ball that circles the bowl on the blade. At some point the butter will relax and warm up to a point that the blade will go thought it and it will be become gooey peanut butter
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