After making a batch of fresh strawberry jam, there was a small, but noticeable, PB&J shaped hole in my heart.  Since I try to stick mostly to a Paleo diet, which does not include peanuts, I opted for cashew butter instead.

Making nut butters is the easiest thing in the world.  Throw the nuts in a food processor and wait.  The nuts naturally release oils that eventually make a spread.  But if you’re just way too excited like me, you can also cut the time down by adding in coconut oil.

With this nut butter I opted to add in a few extra “goodies” making this a trail mix cashew butter and a recipe I couldn’t wait to share!

 

Trail Mix Cashew Butter

3 cups Cashews

3 tbsp Coconut Oil

2 tbsp Cinnamon

½ cup Raisins

¼ cup Shredded Coconut

¼ cup Cacao Nibs

  1. Place the cashews and coconut oil in a food processor
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Stir in the trail mix toppings (raisins, coconut, cacao nibs)

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