Smooth and chocolatey this Chocolate Cashew Butter is perfect on toasts, crepes, waffles.
Smooth and chocolatey this Chocolate Cashew Butter is perfect on toasts, crepes, waffles . . . or just simply on its own.
So delicious with pear!
This is a grown-up chocolate spread recipe that you can adapt to your own taste. The raw cacao gives it a dark and bitter edge. Feel free to play around with the sweetness and flavours.
Nut butters are pretty straightforward to make at home, but you do need a good food processor or blender.
I made this recipe using the Panasonic MK-F800 2-in-1 Food Processor and Blender which I have been road testing as part of my collaboration with Panasonic “Experience Fresh” campaign.
Thanks to its powerful motor, it got the job done in a very short period of time. The round bowl and flat blade meant that I did not have to fiddle around with scraping the cashew while the machine was working. After tipping the roasted cashews in the bowl, I just left the food processor on, finding a smooth and silky nut butter ready in just 10 mins!
Chocolate Cashew Butter [vegan]
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- 300 g cashews
- 2-3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- seeds from 2-3 cardamom pods – crushed
- coconut sugar – to taste
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5.
- Spread cashews on a baking tray and roast for around 10 mins.
- Whizz cashews in a blender or food processor for around 10-20 mins until you have a smooth creamy paste. You might need to stop the blender / food processor a few times to scrape the sides. Be patient. The longer you wait, the smoother your nut butter will be.
- It will go through the following stages
- Times do vary depending on the power of your blender / food processor.
- After 10-20 mins you should have a glossy and smooth paste.
- Add cardamom, raw cacao powder, vanilla extract, salt and coconut sugar to taste. Whizz again until all is well blended.
- Transfer to an airtight jar. Keep the jar in the fridge. The spread will harden with the cold, but it just takes a few minutes at room temperature to soften.
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