Roasted Cashew Nut Butter With Cinnamon & Maple Syrup

You know when you buy far too much of an ingredient and realise you need to get creative or else it’ll end up in the bin? Yeah – that happened. I got carried away with buying cashews.

But thankfully, on this occasion, it was a blessing in disguise and ‘getting creative’ worked out for the best. I ended up with a delicious new recipe which I’ll definitely be making again. And again. And again!

roasted cashew nuts - kay's kitchen

You start by toasting cashew nuts in the oven.

grinding roasted cashew nuts - kay's kitchen

And then you just throw them in the blender and let the magic happen. It’ll take a little while – first, it’ll just chop up the nuts, then before you know it, you’ll have a powder like consistency, then the nuts gradually release their oils and then it gets a bit weird and clumpy but stay patient – don’t mess with it.

roasted cashew nut butter in blender - kay's kitchen

Because all it takes is time – and you’ll have this amazing, smooth, creamy nut butter.

roasted cashew nut butter in blender with maple syrup and cinnamon- kay's kitchen

All you need is a powerful blender – this is the one I have and it worked a charm.

cinnamon maple cashew butter on toast - kay's kitchen

It’s perfect on toast, or throw in a spoonful to go with your morning oats, maybe slice an apple for some dipping action. Or – you know, just eat it by the spoonful.

homemade cashew nut butter with cinnamon and maple syrup on toast - kay's kitchen

Smooth, creamy, cashew nut butter, laced with cinnamon and slightly sweetened with maple syrup.

jar of cashew nut butter with cinnamon and maple syrup - kay's kitchen

It makes for a great homemade gift too… Write up a label and tie a bow for a charming little jar.

jar of homemade cashew butter with maple syrup and cinnamon - kay's kitchen

Warning: it’s so freaking good, I keep finding myself back in the kitchen with a spoonful in my mouth.

jar of homemade roasted cashew butter with maple syrup and cinnamon - kay's kitchen

I need to hide my spoons. Or the jar. Probably best to hide both.

roasted cashew butter with maple syrup and cinnamon - kay's kitchen

Enjoy,

– Kay

Ingredients

  • 550g cashew nuts
  • 50ml maple syrup
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 – 8 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6. Spread cashews out on a baking tray in a single layer and roast for 8-10mins until golden brown.
  2. Take the tray out of the oven and leave the cashews to cool down completely.
  3. Add the cashew nuts to a blender/food processor and grind, scraping down every few mins as needed.
  4. First, the nuts will be chopped into small grains, then as the nuts release their oils, it’ll clump, and gradually it’ll turn into the smooth butter you’re looking for.
  5. At this stage, add the cinnamon, salt, maple syrup and coconut oil. Blend again to quickly combine.
  6. If the nut butter gets clumpy again or if you want to loosen out the consistency, add in some extra coconut oil and blend again. Whatever you do, don’t add water – remember, water and oil do not mix!
  7. Store the nut butter away in a glass jar or two and use within a couple of weeks.

 

cashew nut butter with cinnamon and maple syrup - kay's kitchen

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One thought on “Roasted Cashew Nut Butter With Cinnamon & Maple Syrup

  1. Happy new year Kay! I do know that feeling of ending up with too much of one ingredient! But cashews seem to be everywhere right now due to the vegan craze – love how you’ve turned them into something extraordinary 😊

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