Super easy roasted almond and cashew butter

We are in a serious homemade nut butter phase at the moment – our fridge is always stocked with a cashew and almond butter and a peanut butter. It’s so good I am spreading it on toast, crackers or just eating a spoon from the jar… I can’t take credit for starting this trend (my other half has been making homemade batches of nut butter for a few months now) but when he went away recently, I made up a quick batch to cover up for the serious depletion in supplies in his absence……

There are only 4 ingredients to this recipe – almonds, cashews, good quality salt and some peanut oil and its all about approximate measures and getting the consistency to your liking. What really matters is having a good high speed blender.  By *good* I don’t mean expensive, we use our “Ninja” (similar to a Magic Bullet) blender and it works like a charm.



  1. 500 g bag unsalted, raw almonds
  2. 500 g bag unsalted, raw cashews
  3. About 2 – 3 tsp himalayan salt (adjust taste to your liking)
  4. About 1/3 – 2/3 cup peanut oil (adjust consistency as you go to your liking)


Preheat oven to 150 degrees celsius.  Add almonds to an oven tray in a single layer, roast for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add the cashews and roast for a further 5 – 10 minutes (you want the cashews to develop flavour, but not to brown)

Sprinkle the nuts with salt, then add in batches to a blender, adding a tablespoon of peanut oil at a time.  Blend the nuts, continuing to add a small amount of additional oil until the nut butter is your desired consistency.  You may want to blend a number of times – I reblended a couple of times, adding a little extra salt and peanut oil until I got a spreadable nut butter, with some chunky pieces of nuts.  Add to jars and store in the fridge once cool.

Almond and cashew butter on Organic Republic Bondi quinoa and amaranth sourdough


For a peanut butter alternative, roast 500g unsalted peanuts in a small amount (2 – 3 tbs) of peanut oil, sprinkle with 1 – 2 tsp salt and blend in a blender.  Peanuts have a higher oil content and therefore require less oil.




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