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Lemon Butter


Not everything in my kitchen goes according to plan. You only see the successes; there are many interesting versions along the way.

For example: I was making a Pecan Brittle the other day but didn’t let it set long enough before I blended it to make crumbs. Instead of crunchy, toffee nut crumbs I got a gooey ball of unidentified nuttiness (perhaps some might say that is my personality!). As I am determined to not waste food I decided to turn this disaster into Pecan Pie Cookies. The mixture tasted right… but when they came out of the oven the cookies had ‘melted’ and I was left with a nut ‘leather’ (that’s the only way I can describe it; a protein version of a fruit leather roll up). I thought I had struck accidental genius gold… But alas no. I had baked something that had the ability to pull out tooth fillings with a single bite. It was binned and I chalked it up to a learning experience.

This ‘Lemon Butter’ did not start out its life with the intention off being a vegan butter option but sometimes when life gives you lemons you find a way to make it taste great! This ‘Lemon Butter’ is a Vegan and Paleo version of a lemon butter spread. It uses blended cashews and coconut to make a smooth paste which is flavoured by a lot of lemon juice and zest. Spread it on Banana Bread or use it on top of Carrot Cupcakes as a tasty frosting or, as 4 yo H has been doing, eat it by the sneaky spoonful.

I have become quite obsessed with nut butters lately and all the ways you can use them. This ‘Lemon Butter’ is essentially a flavoured nut butter and later this week I’ll show you some tasty ways to use it!


Lemon Butter

This Lemon Butter is Vegan and Paleo friendly
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins


  • 1 Cup Cashews
  • 1 1/2 Cups Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
  • Optional: dash of Vanilla Extract


  • Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and process until a smooth paste forms.
  • Place the lemon butter in a seal-able container/jar.
  • The Lemon Butter will need to be at room temperature when using as a spread or in a cookie/doughnut recipe.

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