Easy 2-ingredient nut butter with roasted peanuts and cashews without added oils or sugars. Serve with 1-ingredient banana chips for a fun nutritious snack.
My bulging carry-on was promptly flagged for a search at the security checkpoint at LAX on the way home to VA.
The officer doing the searching laughed incredulously when he unzipped my suitcase to find heaps of bars, bites, and snacks from Expo West.
“Munchies,” he said over and over, smirking. “Can’t argue with that.”
I tried to explain that I had just been at a food conference, feeling mildly defensive like I needed to explain myself and my bushel of bars.
But really, does one ever need to explain traveling with precious delicious cargo?
When we got home, I had every energy bar not yet sold in stores but I didn’t have a simple jar of peanut butter, so I decided to make my own.
Let’s blend up this 2-Ingredient Roasted Peanut-Cashew Butter that’s the perfect easy intro to nut-buttering.
It’s perfection on banana chips for the ultimate 3-ingredient snack!
This snacking situation requires a little backstory, so let’s rewind to last week.
I was definitely stress-eating a lot, nervous about the upcoming trip and deadlines and traveling logistics.
Amidst my nervous packing, I dug into a bag of banana chips and absent-mindedly dipped the yellow ovals in a quickly disappearing jar of peanut butter.
The sweet and savory combo immediately grounded me to the present moment.
Creamy nut butter with sweet and crunchy banana chips is a simple unparalleled delight, friends, and I can’t wait for you to try.
I’ve always been a peanut butter girl, but cashew butter sneaks up on me quickly.
This roasted peanut-cashew butter is roasty, toasty, nutty, and smooth, requiring only two ingredients: peanut and cashews.
Lightly toast the nuts in the oven before blending for a robust, flavorful blended mix.
I love the way the cashews soften the intensity of the peanuts, making a smooth creamy beige butter that’s appropriate for anywhere you normally use your nut butter!
I’m genuinely surprised that this is my first nut butter recipe on the blog.
What took me so long?
Well, usually I’m too enamored with my store-bought favorites to bother to whip up my own.
Homemade nut butters, though, are truly are something different entirely.
The peanut-cashew blend is hard to come by in stores, too, so making your own gives you the chance to experiment with different nut variations!
I used a Vitamix to blend this nut butter quickly and efficiently and in under 3 minutes I was licking the toggle clean.
If this is your first time making nut butter, too, this is the perfect recipe.
Try starting with softer nuts like peanuts and cashews; they’re great starter nuts that break down easily into a butter.
I like my nut-butters to be totally oil and sugar free, and most of the time, salt-free too.
Making your own means you can control what goes into your Roasted Peanut-Cashew Butter, so it can be as plain or complex as you want it to be.
Some optional mix-in ideas are: raw cacao powder, protein powder, cinnamon, dried fruit, sea salt, etc.
If you want to make this 2-ingredient nut butter just one ingredient, follow the same recipe and double up on the peanuts or cashews to make one or the other.
I adore this nut butter with Bare Snacks Simply Banana Chips for a quick dip.
These 1-ingredient banana coins are sweet and crunchy without any added oils or sugars.
If you take nothing else from this recipe and have zero desire to blend up your own nut butter, promise me you’ll at least try banana chips in nut butter.
It might change your life, or at least your life snack.
Make this 2-Ingredient Roasted Peanut-Cashew Butter anytime you’d like a unique nut butter blend on hand.
It stores will in the fridge for several weeks, but I doubt it’ll last you that long, especially if you’re sharing.
Pair it with banana chips for a quick no-sugar-added snack bite.
Don’t have banana chips on hand? No problem!
Here are some other ways to enjoy it:
- on toast
- in oatmeal
- in smoothies
- by the spoonful
- in yogurt bowl
- in baked goods
- on pancakes
Did I say by the spoonful?
If you make this 2-Ingredient Roasted Peanut-Cashew Butter, let me know!
Be sure to leave me a comment, rating, and review so I can use your feedback to create more yums.
Easy 2-ingredient nut butter with roasted peanuts and cashews without added oils or sugars. Serve with 1-ingredient banana chips for a fun snack.
- 1½ cup dry-roasted peanuts
- 1½ cup dry-roasted cashews
- 1 bag Bare Snacks Simply Banana Chips
- Roast your nuts if you haven’t already done so. If you haven skip ahead to step 3.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Spread nuts into an even layer and bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown and fragrant. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Pour nuts into a high-speed blender (I used Vitamix) or food processor.
- Starting on the lowest setting and gradually increasing in speed and power, blend the nuts. They should go from nuts, to a crumble, to a flour, to a sticky mixture, to a butter in less than 2 minutes.
- If using a tamper, use it here to press the ingredients into the blades.
- Stop the machine for temporary pauses as needed if it gets overheated. The nut butter is done when it runs freely through the blades without any nut-clumps.
- Transfer nut butter to an airtight container and store in the fridge for several weeks.
- Serve with simply banana chips for dipping.
- Category: Nut Butter, Spread, Snack
- Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Oil-Free
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