Strawberry Cashew Butter (Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free + Whole30)

If you’re a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

Meet my new favorite nut butter: Strawberry Cashew Butter. Hooooly smokes you guys, this stuff is good.

I’ve been pedaling some major nut butter game your way lately, and it seems a lot of you are enjoying the easy nut butter recipes I’ve been sharing. For those of you who haven’t yet hopped on the homemade nut butter train, I surely hope and request that this is the one to change your mind.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

I finished off my jar of it last night, and I’m planning a trip to the grocery store to get more cashews and freeze dried strawberries so I can make it again…despite the 15+ jars of nut butter I have in my pantry. I think I have a nut butter problem.

This one is perfect in it’s simplicity – only a few ingredients, but they come together in the most magical, flavorful way to create a nut butter unlike any I’d tried before. Pure heaven, if you ask me.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

Cashew butter usually isn’t my go-to, as I tend to prefer the nuttiness that comes from almonds or pecans. Cashews do have a tendency for taking on fruity flavors very well though (hence the cashew cheesecakes galore), so they became the base here, and they are the perfect nut for the job.

The cashews are roasted in the oven until golden, which helps bring out their roasted, irresistibly nutty + buttery flavor. From there, they go into the blender or food processor solo and are blended into creamy, smooth, nut butter perfection.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

Once you’ve got drippy, creamy cashew butter, it’s time to add the goodies: freeze dried strawberries + vanilla bean powder. Freeze dried fruit is always one of my favorite ingredients, because it packs a tart, fruity punch without adding any liquid – meaning you can add it to pretty much anything.

Here, the freeze dried strawberries add a bold and tart strawberry flavor. Along with the vanilla bean powder’s sweet warmth, they combine into sweet strawberry perfection. I also added a sprinkle of salt, for balance. I like my nut butters on the drippier side, so I also blended in a tablespoon of coconut oil to get it to my preferred consistency.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

The vast majority of this strawberry cashew butter never get spread or smeared on anything – it made it’s way directly from spoon to mouth (or finger to mouth, in my hangry moments). A little bit got spread on apples, which was fantastic, but it was so outstanding on it’s own, I didn’t want to muddle up the delicious fruity, vanilla-y flavor.

I dreamed of dolloping it over oatmeal, and baking it into some cookies, but alas, it didn’t last nearly long enough for that, so I’ll need to ration my next batch. I did share some of it, and the flavor was likened to a PB&J (all in one bite!) and reminiscent of the colorful frosted animal cookies from we all remember childhood.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

Friend, if you love nut butters, or cashews, or strawberries, do yourself a big favor and make a batch of this Strawberry Cashew Butter. I bet you won’t be able to resist the creamy texture or the irresistibly bold and tart flavor. Oh, and it’s Paleo, vegan, AND Whole30-friendly! You can bet this will be a staple next time I do a Whole30.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

I’ll be impressed if you make it last longer than a week. I’d send you each a jar if I could! Happy nut butter making :) and if you’re looking for more nut butters, why not try out one of these?!

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Strawberry Cashew Butter
 
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Serves: 2 cups
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the cashews on a lined baking sheet and bake in the heated for about 10 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly toasted. Let cool for a few minutes on the counter top. You can also leave the nuts raw, if you want.
  2. When the nuts are cool, add them to your food processor or high-powered blender (I used my Vitamix). Process for about 3-6 minutes, scraping down as necessary. Your time might be shorter if you’re using a high-powered blender - it will take a little bit longer in the food processor and require more scraping down.
  3. When the cashews have broken down into a smooth, creamy butter, add the freeze dried strawberries, vanilla bean powder, and salt. Process to incorporate, and taste. Adjust add-ins as desired. Add the coconut oil if your cashew butter is thicker than you want it - I added 1 tablespoon.
  4. Transfer to a glass jar or two (like a mason or Weck jar) and store sealed for at room temperature for 1 month, or in the refrigerator for 2-3 months.

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If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

Comments

  1. Strawberry cashew butter?! This looks AMAZING, Rachel! You seriously make the best nut butters! I’ve never seen a combination like this before, so I can only imagine how delicious it must taste. And I would be swirling it into just about everything! :)
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  2. This is genius!
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  3. Could you substitute almonds or pecans for the cashews?
    I have an intolerance to cashews but I really want to try this recipe!

    • You could do either! I actually wanted to try it that way, so let me know how it is :) the flavor won’t be exactly the same because almonds and pecans are more strongly flavored, but it will still be super tasty. A mix of both pecans and almonds would probably be delicious, too. Enjoy Sara!

  4. That color is so pretty! Love this cashew butter! :)

  5. What a brilliant use of freeze-dried strawberries – it gives it such a GORGEOUS color! I’m already addicted to cashew butter on its own, so I can only imagine how good this tastes!
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  6. The whole family loved this nut butter yesterday by the spoonful and this morning as the filling in your crepe recipe! So good and definitely a keeper! Thanks for another great recipe!

    • OMG that sounds amazing, Lori! Need to try that with fresh strawberries :) so glad the family is enjoying this one, definitely one of my new faves. I tried making it with peanuts this morning and that was also sooo good. Thanks for your feedback!

  7. Ceil G. says:

    Where would we purchase vanilla bean powder? Could whole vanilla bean be substituted?

  8. Can u use fresh strawberries instead? it’s their season now and I got a whole bunch of them so I’m looking for good recipes to use them in. Also what would the measurement equivalent be?

    • Hi Diana, unfortunately no – it would make the texture completely different, since freeze dried strawberries, when crushed, are essentially a strawberry flavor powder. Using fresh strawberries would add too much liquid to the recipe and cause the nut butter to go bad much more quickly.

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