Golden Milk Cashew Butter

recipes snacks Jan 26, 2020

If there’s one piece of advice I can give to anyone wanting to eat more healthily or simply feel your best, it’s to incorporate more color into your diet! Yes, this of course includes a wide variety of vibrant fruits and vegetables, but don’t forget about those powerful spices hiding in your pantry.

Turmeric is one of my personal favorite additions to just about every meal, not only due to its unique flavor but also thanks to the vast amount of health benefits it brings to the table. Just take a peek at the recipes on this blog, and you can tell that I’m a turmeric fan through and through.

Need some examples? Check out my Golden Milk Banana Bread Muffins, Turmeric Spiced NutsGolden Pumpkin Spice LatteGolden Milk OatmealLightened-Up Crockpot Chicken Curry and Curry Chicken Salad if you need more convincing  .

For this recipe, as in several others listed above, I use my favorite Luna Fixa Curcuma Golden Paste. This easy ingredient includes coconut oil, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper and Himalayan pink salt to amp up any sweet or savory dish. Try it out in oats, soups, stir fries, smoothies and more!

But to really take my love for turmeric to the next level, I went ahead and paired it with something I truly can’t live without – nut butter. Though I’m known to have several jars of my favorite brands on hand at all times, you really can’t beat homemade. My Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Butter is another easy alternative for those avoiding nuts or just looking to incorporate more seeds into their diet.

And though you can use any nuts or seeds you love best or have on hand in this recipe, cashews’ creamy texture and mild flavor really allow the Golden Milk element to shine!

Likewise, research shows that cashews can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and optimize blood and eye health. Plus, they provide potassium, vitamins E and B-6 and folic acid to help ward off heart disease.

Personally, I kept the texture of this nut butter a little heartier per my own preference, but you can continue to blend all of the ingredients together for a completely smooth result. It’s up to you!

Whether or not you’re as big of a turmeric or nut butter fan as I am, I believe that this quick, incredibly nutritious spread will convince you that a more colorful diet can be easy and delicious. But more than anything, I hope that this vibrant recipe adds a little sunshine to your day like it does to mine!


 

 YIELDS12 Servings
 
 
Ingredients
  •  3 cups raw, unsalted cashews
  •  1 tbsp Luna Fixa Curcuma Golden Paste (or sub 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
  •  ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  •  1 tsp vanilla extract
  •  pinch of salt
  •  optional: honey or maple syrup to taste

 

Directions
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cashews on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and roast for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned.
Place cashews, Golden Paste (or alternative ingredients), cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and sweetener (if using) in a food processor or high powered blender.
Blend until well incorporated and smooth. You'll likely need to scrape down the sides of the machine as you go.

Stop when you've reached your desired consistency - the longer you blend, the drippier the result.

Store in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the fridge to prolong freshness.

Enjoy!

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