Introduction: Homemade Walnut Butter
Rich and creamy homemade walnut butter is a great addition to any healthy kitchen. Walnuts are packed with good fats that reduce inflammation and oxidation; they contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA - which is an omega-3 fatty acid) and phenols (which may decrease your risk of developing cancer); they have essential vitamins...and they taste amazing! I could certainly add to the list of benefits that walnuts possess, however, it might take all day! Let's get to making walnut butter!
Step 1: Grind Walnuts
How to Make Homemade Walnut Butter
In order to make walnut butter you will need walnuts and a food processor! It's that simple!
This is so easy that there isn't really a recipe, just instructions!
- Place walnuts (English halves and pieces) in the food processor and start to grind. Two cups of walnuts will yield approximately 1 cup of walnut butter (maybe a little less).
- Scrape down the sides as necessary with a rubber spatula.
- Walnuts will look crumbly at first but will eventually start to release their oils which will turn the walnuts into a thick and creamy spreadable butter. It will take 5ish minutes.
- Store in an air tight container or a mason jar. Refrigeration isn't necessary.
- Serve on toast, apple slices or pancakes!!
***If you find the texture not to be creamy enough you can add 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil. If you like your nut butters sweeter you could add 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup in with the walnuts. Try it without anything first to see how you like it!