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homemade nut butter in glass jar with spoon
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5 from 1 vote

Healthy Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Nut Butter

This rich and creamy cashew + pecan butter, inspired by Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal takes just 6 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Low in sugar, with a satisfying crunch, this healthy homemade nut butter will make you fall in love with mornings again.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Sauces, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Cashew, pecan
Dietary Preference: dairy free, Gluten-Free, paleo-friendly, peanut free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 15 servings


  • Food Processor


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon pure cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or seeds of 1/4 vanilla pod
  • ⅛ -¼ teaspoon salt see note


  • Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Prepare a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Place cashews and pecans on baking sheet and toast for 8-10 minutes until the oil starts to glisten on the surface of the cashews and they turn a light golden brown. Let cool for a minute before carefully placing them in your food processor.
  • Process nuts until a butter forms. Be patient. It goes from a flour to a paste to a butter in about 5-7 minutes depending on how strong your motor is. Scrape sides of the processor occasionally if the nuts start climbing up the sides.
  • Once fully smooth creamy, transfer to a resealable glass jar and stir in cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and salt. Enjoy right away, or store, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Not feeding a toddler? I really like this butter with ¼ teaspoon salt.