Kula Baby has been eating this cashew cream on his oatmeal for the past week. It’s a great way to add a healthy fat and protein to your child’s meal. Not to mention it contains real fruit. Fruity Cashew Cream tastes like dessert (he eats it with applesauce and goes crazy–in a good way). I made it by mistake when he wouldn’t eat his pear slices one day. I threw them into the food processor with my cashews and water and discovered it was a very yummy mistake. This recipe is inspired by Rebecca Katz’s Cashew Cream recipe in the cookbook One Bite at a Time.
Fruity Cashew Cream
1 cup of raw cashews, soaked overnight (this softens them up and also makes them easier to digest)
1 cup of filtered water
1 pear, peeled and chopped
In a food processor add the nuts and blend/chop them up for a minute or two. Add the water and pears and keep blending until the cashews turn into a nice cream. You can also add cinnamon to this recipe for a nice kick. Serve on oatmeal, soups, applesauce, etc. The options are endless. Enjoy!
Note: the cashew cream will be thicker than the cream in the photo—I had a hard time finding an image. I must learn to take better food photos soon