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
- 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.
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