Health Benefits of Walnuts
Nuts are a fantastic food to incorporate into your diet because they are a great source of protein and also contain healthy fat to keep your body full and energized. Walnuts also contain omega 3 fatty acids to keep your heart functioning optimally and to reduce inflammation in the body. They have been known to improve your skinâ€™s health and have properties to fight off illness too!
There are SO many reasons to incorporate nuts into your diet, and what better way to enjoy walnuts than in the form of a rich, creamy and healthy serving of homemade walnut butter?! It is a healthy, filling and delicious way to get your protein intake for the day as well as enjoy some delicious nut butter because who doesnâ€™t love that? Just like making pecan butter, it’s also so easy to make! To make your own at home, you will only need THREE ingredients, so letâ€™s get started:
How to make Walnut Butter
I am willing to place bets that you can make this homemade nut butter FASTER than the time it would take to run to the store to buy a store bought jar. Plus- when you make it homemade, itâ€™s fresher and tastes that much better! Hereâ€™s how to make your own at home:
Preheat your oven to a high heat and spread your walnuts out on a pan. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for a while, until they are nicely toasted and your kitchen smells nutty.
Place your nuts into a food processor and blend until they are well broken down and smooth. Add in the salt and honey and blend again until well incorporated.
Spread on EVERYTHING and DEVOUR!
There are so many possibilities when it comes to dressing up this walnut butter recipe a little bit to take it to the next level. Add in a dash of cinnamon for a bit more warmth, throw in a splash of vanilla if thatâ€™s your favorite, or you could even toss in some cocoa powder for a chocolate walnut butter variation.
What to use Walnut Butter On
Now that youâ€™ve blended up your nut butter, itâ€™s time to spread it on ALL THE THINGS and enjoy! I recommend baking up a loaf of low carb keto banana bread or some instant pot banana bread and spreading or drizzling this nut butter on until your heart’s content! You could also drizzle it over a bowl of healthy cinnamon roll protein oatmeal or ANY oatmeal, for that matter! There are endless ways to use this nut butter, so get creative and enjoy!
How to store Homemade Nut Butter
Once youâ€™ve processed up your nut butter, itâ€™s time to store it. I recommend keeping your nut butter in an airtight container or small jar in the fridge. It will last up to about one month in the fridge, maybe longer, so make sure to label it with the date! You can also freeze nut butter and it will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
more walnut recipes
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- 2 Cups Walnuts (180g)
- 1 Tbsp Honey (optional *)
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees F and spread the walnuts in a pan.
- Bake until golden brown and toasted, about 10-15 mins.
- Place the walnuts in a high powered food processor (mine is 3 cups) and process until smooth and creamy, only 3-5 minutes.
- Add in the salt and honey (optional) and process again.
- Spread on ALL the things!
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