Raw Walnut Butter

Walnuts are one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and a healthy protein.

Besides all of the health benefits, I think walnuts are just plain yummy.  Walnuts have a smoother taste than other nuts.  I haven’t seen many walnut butters on the market – and while trying to avoid work yesterday I decided to try and make my own walnut butter.  I based this recipe off of Susan’s Almond Butter.

Cinnamon Walnut & Cashew Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of cashews
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon

Place walnuts & cashews in food processor.  Process for 8-10 minutes. You will need to scrape down the sides in the beginning. Add the honey and cinnamon after it is done processing – if you add them before the mixture will stop processing.

30 seconds after processing

2 minutes after processing - scrap the sides down

After 3-4 minutes - the mixture will start to clump together

Around 6 minutes the mixture formed a ball - let it keep going. Around 8 minutes it will begin to redistribute.

Make sure to wait until the oils release from the nuts.  Once the walnuts & cashews have released their oils – enjoy or add the honey and cinnamon.

Nutritional Information (per tablespoon):
Calories – 95
Total Fat – 9 g
Saturated Fat – 1g
Cholesterol – 0mg
Sodium – 0mg
Fiber – 1.2g
Protein – 3.35g

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