So, it’s time for quick dessert recipes.

You’re hot. You’re lazy. It’s summer.

July 4th is over and you ate way too many burgers, right?


Well, have I got the perfect little recipe for you!

No need to head to the store and spend hours reading the labels of the 1,000 nut butters that are on the shelves. Most are filled with added sugar and oils and refined salt. Yuck.

Wanna know how to get a clean nut butter?

Make your own!


Here’s an easy recipe that doesn’t require your oven – so you can keep cool this July – sip on your iced tea and whirl away your nuts in your food processor while you watch the kids jump through the sprinkler.

Sounds fun, right?

I thought so!

Dig in. This nut butter’s gunna blow your mind. Spread it on top of a piece of my Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cornbread.

Or get creative and try a bit sandwiched between my Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies!




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Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter
Serves: 8
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 4 tsp. organic coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Puree cashews in a food processor until smooth. Once smooth, while the motor is still running, slowly add in coconut oil. Puree until combined. Add more oil if you'd like a thinner consistency.
  2. Turn off food processor and add in coconut flakes, maple syrup/honey, cocoa powder and sea salt. Puree again until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a sealed container and store in the fridge for up to 7-10 days.
  4. Serve atop bananas, apples, gluten-free crackers and tortillas!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Amy! I love your new site design! Wow – so much has changed. Can I asked who did the new design or what it is? Thanks x

      1. Thanks Sweet. You and your site are adorable as always. Loving your passion and fresh, “breezy” way of doing it 🙂 x

  2. i love cashew butter but have only bought it already made. this sounds amazing! i cant wait to make it. thank you! p.s. love quinoa too!

  3. Can’t wait to this one!! I love Quinoa but hadn’t tried the red yet. I’ll have to see if our Nutrtion S’Mart has it. Is Bob’s your preferred brand?

  4. I would love to win one of your free books so I cook for my whole family with new healthy recipes. My my is tired of eating the same food.