Creamy Maple Cashew Coffee

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Want coffee with a little more staying power and a ton of flavor? Learn how to make cashew coffee and warm up with this maple cashew coffee. It’s creamy without any cream and lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup.

Maple Cashew Coffee - no dairy

I’ve wanted to show you how to make cashew coffee for a few months now. I was mesmerized and inspired by Pinch of Yum’s Unbelievably Good Cashew Coffee and I’ve been playing around with different ways to make it myself. I’m excited to share what I came up with for this recipe.

But first, let’s talk about coffee. For years, coffee has been on the naughty list. Recent research has started to change that – a lot.

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This year alone, I’ve seen study after study regarding coffee’s potential to increase longevity, cognitive function, and possibly reduce the risk of diabetes. Coffee is likely effective at improving mental performance and alertness, and possibly effective at reducing the risk of colorectal cancer, diabetes, gallbladder disease and even Parkinson’s disease. There’s even some preliminary evidence that a higher lifetime intake of coffee may boost cognitive function in older adults. There’s been so much press surrounding coffee.

Scientists wake up to the benefits of coffee

The latest scoop on the health benefits of coffee

Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say

Coffee’s Health Perks May Be Strongest for People Over 45

With all of the evidence dripping in you may be tempted to drink more. Well, that may not be the best idea. Though it may be tempting to reach for that third or fourth cup, not so fast. Coffee alone can have some benefits but there are limits.


Soaked Cashews

If you’re like many, the smell of coffee is intoxicating. BUT it can be a bit bitter leading you to reach for plenty of holiday spiced cream and spoonfuls of sugar. Therein lies the rub. Sugar.

And yes – the caffeine can be an issue too. Some studies show that the rate at which you metabolize caffeine can impact your risk for certain conditions like heart disease.

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In any case, black coffee is the goal. Once you load it up with sugar, cream and more, it can become like dessert. Start with a great base. Buy a high quality, delicious brew that you can drink alone. I don’t have a coffee maker as I just don’t drink coffee that often. I usually buy fresh coffee beans, grind them at the store, and make cold brew at home. Or, I buy a delicious bottled cold brew – Chameleon, Trader Joe’s, and Stumptown are a few favorites.

This maple cashew coffee uses soaked cashews to create a creamy base without any cream. The nuts add a little protein and fiber and the maple syrup delivers an earthy, sweet flavor to take some of the bitterness out of the drink.

How to Make Cashew Coffee

Sip slowly and savor this decadent drink tomorrow morning.

Bottom line: If you are already a coffee drinker, enjoy your daily cup of coffee and work on ways to make it as healthy as possible. If you’re not a coffee drinker, don’t force yourself to pick up the habit. Strengthen other daily habits like physical activity and healthy eating to get similar benefits.

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Creamy Maple Cashew Coffee
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Learn how to make cashew coffee and warm up with this decadent maple cashew brew. It's creamy without any cream and just sweet enough from a little pure maple syrup.  

Course: Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 (8 oz servings)
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Marisa Moore Nutrition
  • ¼ cup soaked cashews
  • 2 cups quality brewed coffee*
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth. Pour and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

* For the coffee: Use the best you have. I don’t have a coffee maker but will occasionally buy cold brew concentrate to keep in the fridge. Use a one to one ratio coffee concentrate to warm water or make it this maple cashew coffee even more creamy using your favorite milk.

You can also add more maple syrup if you want a sweeter drink.

NOTE: This recipe was inspired by Pinch of Yum's Unbelievably Good Cashew Coffee


Maple Cashew Coffee

2 Comments on Creamy Maple Cashew Coffee

  1. Serena
    November 30, 2017 at 1:14 PM (10 months ago)
    I love everything about this: the photos, the research links, but mostly your wise take on all the coffee research which gives us the real world view. You made 'everything in moderation' much more interesting! Reply
    • Marisa
      December 2, 2017 at 10:01 AM (10 months ago)
      Thank you, Serena! It's quite the interesting topic and apparently coffee is trending :) Reply

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