Photo of creamy cashew butter in a glass bowl with a gold spoon in it

Persian-Style Cashew Butter + 5 Flavor Variations

  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Spread
  • Cuisine: American


Just 4 ingredients is all you need to blend up this Persian-style cashew butter that’s naturally sweetened, silky smooth and flavor-packed.



  • 2 cups raw cashews (9 ounces)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • Pinch cardamom 


Heat oven to 350°F. 

Arrange cashews in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast cashews until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Let cashews cool to room temperature. 

Transfer roasted cashews to a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down sides and breaking up mixture as needed, 8–10 minutes.

Add maple syrup, vanilla bean paste and salt; continue to process until completely smooth. 

Transfer cashew butter to an airtight glass container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 79mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Cashew Butter, Homemade Cashew Butter, Homemade nut butter