Pecans are basically the candy of the nut world, and when roasted with cashews and blended with cinnamon and vanilla, they make a phenomenal nut butter! It's so rich and creamy, you'll want to put it on everything.

Roasted Cinnamon Vanilla Pecan Cashew Butter [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4-1/2 cup neutral-tasting oil such as vegetable or sunflower
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, scraped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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Preparation

  1. Begin by roasting the nuts. In a dry pan over a medium heat add the nuts. Stir occasionally, until the nuts begin to release their smells and turn brown. They will color quickly – be careful not to burn them. Remove from the heat.
  2. Pour the nuts into the blender, add 1/4 cup of oil, and begin blending. At first you may need to push the nuts into the blender blades. I used a rolling pin for this.
  3. Scrape down the sides then continue blending on high for about 3-10 minutes depending on your blender. If the mixture is still lumpy and doesn’t flow around the blades smoothly, add a little more oil. It will feel like the nuts will never, ever blend, but they will!
  4. Once the nuts are blended into a smooth butter consistency, add the salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Blend on low to combine.
  5. Pour the butter into a jar and allow to cool before slathering on everything.
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