Strawberry Cardamom Oatmeal with Coconut-Cashew Butter

I will not rest until I add cardamom to every single thing I can think of. One day I will have an entire cardamom section of my blog. <3

Strawberry Cardamom Oatmeal with Coconut-Cashew Butter #OatmealArtist

I’ve been wanting to make my own nut butter recipe for a while, but I hate the feeling of seeing all my nuts disappear in a matter of seconds; one minute I have a mason jar full of pecans, and the next they’re gone. Because I ordered a massive canister of cashews from Amazon, and I don’t eat them very often, I realized this was my chance!

Strawberry Cardamom Oatmeal with Coconut-Cashew Butter #OatmealArtist #Vegan

On the spectrum of nut butters, cashew butter ranks a little lower for me (but still above hazelnut!). To make this something I would die for, I decided to pair it with coconut. I’ve never enjoyed cashew butter more!! The bonus is that adding coconut oil when grinding down your nuts helps it form a butter consistency faster AND keeps the butter spreadable(!) even when storing it in your fridge.

Furthermore, coconut always goes well with cardamom, making this butter-oatmeal combo a sure hit!

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Strawberry Cardamom Oatmeal with Coconut-Cashew Butter

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: oatmeal serves 1; coconut-cashew butter serves 14

coconut-cashew butter: 2 tbsp

What you'll need:

    For the Coconut-Cashew Butter
  • 2 cups roasted and salted cashews (not raw)
  • 2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut (optional)
  • For Strawberry Cardamom Oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice, or water*
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel cut oats*
  • 1/2 - 1 cup diced and hulled strawberries, fresh recommended
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

    To Make Coconut-Cashew Butter
  1. Grind down cashews in a food processor until the mixture has a sandy texture and is starting to form paste. This could could take several minutes.
  2. Add in coconut oil and continue processing, occasionally stopping to wipe down the sides, until the mixture is a creamy paste. This could take several minutes, even as many as 15 depending on your appliance.
  3. If desired, add shredded coconut and pulse a few times to incorporate into the butter for texture.
  4. To Make the Oatmeal:
  5. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/4 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  6. After a couple minutes, stir in your diced strawberries, vanilla extract, cardamom, and salt. Stir occasionally.
  7. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, a dollop of Coconut-Cashew Butter, more fresh strawberries if desired, and any other additional toppings (nuts, coconut, dried fruit, etc.).

Just an FYI:

*You can make this with rolled or quick oats by increasing the liquid to 1 cup and the oats to 1/2 cup.

The Coconut-Cashew Butter recipe makes enough to fit in a 16 oz mason jar, and it should be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Strawberry Cardamom Oatmeal with Coconut-Cashew Butter by the #OatmealArtist #Vegan

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

5 Responses to Strawberry Cardamom Oatmeal with Coconut-Cashew Butter

  1. Heidi says:

    This oatmeal sounds fabulous! I never thought about putting strawberry and cardamom together! You are a genius! And I love Cashew Butter! Its one of my favorites after Sunflower Seed Butter. My least favorite I would say is hazelnut as well. I just wish organic nut butters were cheaper 🙁 I go through a jar a week it seems….yes I am an addict and proud of it!

  2. Cassie says:

    I never succeed at making my own nut butter–it always turns out gunky, too thick and unspreadable 🙁 wonder if any type of oil is necessary! Anyways, this recipe looks phenomenal! I love how beautifully colorful the cardamom oatmeal is!

    • Kelsey says:

      I’ve had really good luck making raw walnut and pecan butters at home without oil! Almond butter has been a disaster several times though, even with added oil 🙁

  3. I LOVE making my own nut butter. Cashew butter is so so good. Adding coconut to it also sounds quite yummy! You do have a lot of cardamom recipes! I tried getting it once, but it was too crazy expensive by me. One day I’ll get it and I’ll have to come back and try adding it to my oatmeal too haha

  4. Kiki says:

    What does cardamom taste like? Is it like nutmeg

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