I saw this recipe and decided, you know, since I have a food processor, why not?
Hen and I picked up raw whole cashews at Trader Joe's and the morning of Independence Day we got right to work. My nut stages during processing didn't seem to quite line up with the ones listed at The Healthy Foodie but our result was the same - warm, creamy, delicious cashew nut butter. The process does work the food processor pretty hard so we took several breaks to make sure we didn't burn up the motor.
2 cups raw whole cashews
½ tsp vanilla powder
½ tsp salt
Combine all the ingredients in the food processor bowl. Turn it on and process until the nut oils are released. Continue to process until nut butter is nice and smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed. Be sure to stop for breaks as the process takes nearly half an hour to complete.
Enjoy. It is really good on a piece of toast in the morning with a cup of tea. Mmmmm...