Looking for a festive treat? This Healthy Gingerbread Cashew Butter is perfect on toast or muffins. It also would make a great DIY holiday gift! This post is sponsored by Now Foods.
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Who is ready for ALL things gingerbread?! I totally am!! I’ve been basically waiting for this all year long. Gingerbread flavored ANYTHING has and always will be my favorite. It actually makes me a little sad that it is only limited to a tiny window throughout the whole year…because I personally feel like it should be a year round flavor (along with it’s BFF – pumpkin spice)
I’m not a total scrooge or anything like that… but I’m not going to lie when I say Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is 100%. Don’t get me wrong, I love any day where my family and friends are all gathered together + having a great time – but Christmas is just a little much. I feel like the whole point of the holiday/the joy of it can get lost in the excessive amount of gifts, parties + feeling like you have a million things to do. Needless to say – I don’t always look forward to the craziness of it – but I DO look forward to all the holiday flavors.
Click here to pin this recipe for laterAs of today I only had one gingerbread recipe on the site (These Healthy Gingerbread Breakfast Cookies) which was totally not ok. Since the it has such a short season.. this year I am planning to go ALL out with the gingerbread recipes. Cashew butter, muffins, lattes, biscotti. They’re ALL coming your way friends! You might be wondering why I started off with cashew butter, or how I even got that idea…
Well here’s the deal.. A few years ago I tried this gingerbread nut butter and thought WOW that is freaking good. I loved the taste.. but wasn’t a huge fan of the amount of sugar in it, or that it was made with peanuts which tend to upset my stomach. So, as with most things… I thought – why can’t I just make this myself the way I want it?! So I did!
Pin this recipe for laterI had tried making nut butter in the Vitamix once but it was a huge fail. I figured I’d give it another try in my little food processor. Even though it’s tiny.. this thing has POWER! It made seriously the creamiest, most delicious cashew butter. It was easier to make than I thought it would be. You have to try it!
Healthy Gingerbread Cashew Butter
Looking for a festive treat? This Healthy Gingerbread Cashew Butter is perfect on toast or muffins. It also would make a great DIY holiday gift!
- 2 cups NOW Foods Raw Cashews
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 3 tablespoons NOW Foods Coconut Oil (plus 1 tablespoon off to the side)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Toss cashews with 1 tablespoon of oil and roast for approximately 10 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes
Allow cashews to cool completely
Add roasted cashews, spices, molasses + remaining 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to a food processor + blend until smooth
Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
Nutrition Facts: 96 calories Fat: 8g, Carbs: 5g, Protein: 2g
What I love about this recipe (in addition to it being super delish) is how EASY it was. All you do is roast up the cashews + blend them up with everything else. Doesn’t get much more simple than that! I used NOW Foods cashews and their coconut oil to make it extra smooth + delicious. When blended with spices they were the PERFECT combo. Seriously.. you guys are going to love this! It will make your breakfast toast 100x better + could even be fun to make in a big batch and share with family/friends as a DIY holiday gift!
You can get the nutrition facts for this recipe here.