Creamy Cashew Date Butter- creamy, dreamy and the perfect spread for all your favorite snacks. 5 ingredients and 20 minutes is all you need for this delectable Creamy Cashew Date Butter.
This delicious spread is great with so many things. Put it in your oatmeal (man that sounds good), on a slice of toast or crackers, use as a dipping sauce for fruit, great on banana pancakes, or on lefse—boy that’d be good! If you’ve never heard of lefse, it’s about time to. It’s a Norwegian potato flatbread, which is quite popular in Minnesota.
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On top of their versatility, cashews also come with many health benefits!
- Heart health – fiber and healthy fats in cashews can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Blood health – Copper and iron help form and utilize red blood cells. Keeping blood vessels, nerves, and the immune system and bones healthy!
- Eye health – A contender with carrots—cashews contain high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that protect the eyes from damage and decrease the risk of cataracts.
Well it’s time to try out a new spread, full of dates and cashew-y goodness. Creamy Cashew Date Butter. All you need is 5 ingredients and 20 minutes. This delectable spread is super simple to make.
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1 - Soak dates. Remove the date pit and place dates in a small bowl of water until they are super soft, 10-15 minutes.
2 - Toast Cashews either in the oven or in a skillet on the stovetop until golden brown, about 5-8 minutes.
3 - Transfer cashews to a food processor or high powered blender and pulse until finely chopped. Add softened dates, maple syrup and sea salt. Blend until creamy and smooth. Enjoy!
Creamy Cashew Date Butter: Tips, Tricks and Tools
This spread is super simple, but there are a couple things I recommend to make it easier.
Soaking and toasting: It is not completely necessary to toast the cashews (especially if you purchase roasted cashews), but it adds flavor and complexity to the cashew butter.
For the dates, if your dates are already super soft, you may not need to soak them, but I find it’s best to soak them so they become a paste rather than merely breaking up into pieces.
Prep ahead: This cashew date butter can be stored in the fridge for 2-4 months, though we usually go through it faster than that!
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Creamy Cashew Butter with Dates
- 2 1/2 cups cashews
- 1 cup dates
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
- Soak: Put dates in water until soft
- Toast cashews: either in oven or on the stovetop for 5-8 minutes.
- Blend: Place cashews in a food processor or blender and pulse until roughly chopped. Add softened dates, maple syrup and sea salt and blend until creamy. Enjoy!
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