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Kirk’s Raw Pecan Cashew Butter

This nut butter is simply amazing. Kirk was in the kitchen throwing this and that into the Vitamix and out came a nearly dessert like treat.

Raw cashews can be harder to find, though natural food stores will carry them in the bulk section and so does Trader Joe’s. Pecans I buy at Costco in 2 lb packages. And I am sure I will be argued about the use of brown sugar in a “raw”recipe…well it is our recipe so we can have a flexible view of “raw” 😉 I see raw here as the nuts not being roasted.

I have also included directions for making it in a food processor.

Raw Pecan Cashew Butter


  • 1 cup raw pecan halves or pieces
  • 1½ cups raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp neutral vegetable oil


– High Speed Blender (Vitamix)-

Add the nuts, seed, sugar and salt to the container, drizzle the oil in and secure the lid. Select Variable 1, turn machine on and quickly turn up to Variable 10, then to high, using the tamper to press the nuts into the blades. Process for NO longer than a minute! (This is VERY important as you could overheat your machine!) Scrape out and pack into decorative jam/canning jars.

– Food Processor –

Put the processing blade in and dd everything to the work bowl. Process until as smooth as you would like.

Will fill about two 4 ounce canning jars. Store tightly sealed in the refrigerator.


One thought on “Kirk’s Raw Pecan Cashew Butter

  1. I’m soooo jealous! I have a high-powered food processor but it just doesn’t get things completely creamy. Kudos to Kirk for putting that Vitamix to work!

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