For the longest, I’ve been wanting to try walnut butter. But, unfortunately walnut butter is too expensive. I’ve seen walnut butter in the grocery stores as high as $20. Yes, twenty American dollars. You got me messed up if you think I’m paying for that. I won’t pay that price for walnut butter not because of the fact it’s expensive (I will spend the money for quality), but I can’t justify the price since I only will eat walnut butter probably a few days out of a month. Yes, there are cheaper walnut butters on the market, but I still don’t wanna pay $10 for it. When it comes to peanut butter, I’ll spend the money on a larger jar because I’ll eat it at least 4 times a week. This homemade roasted walnut butter is delicious though. It tastes good on everything.
My favorite food to spread this homemade walnut butter on is banana bread! Banana bread is the perfect canvas for any type of nut butter. I can just imagine the wonderful outcome of adding some chocolate chips on top of the banana bread with this walnut butter. In fact, that’s probably going to be my breakfast tomorrow.
Also, I want to mention that you can get creative when it comes to making your own walnut butter! Toast the walnuts in a brown sugar (or coconut sugar) and cinnamon mixture on top of the stove with a little avocado oil. Let them roast up for like 4 minutes and then process them. That combination would make a phenomenal walnut butter!
How to make homemade roasted walnut butter:
So, to start – toast or roast your walnuts. I was being lazy and didn’t feel like roasting them in my oven. Technically, I “toasted” them on the stove with some avocado oil cooking spray. No, I didn’t salt or season them since I wanted this walnut butter to be raw. But feel free to add your own flavoring during this part of making the walnut butter.
Also, I want to mention that this recipe isn’t super creamy. If you want your walnut butter to be creamier than mine, add in a little almond (or walnut) milk. This will make the walnut butter extra creamy.
Lastly, add them to your food processor! This is the part you will probably leave your kitchen and allow the walnuts time to turn into nut butter. It took my food processor approximately 7 minutes to turn these walnuts into nut butter. The time it takes to process is determined on how high powered your food processor is. You can make walnut butter in a high speed blender, but it’s going to take a very long time and clean up will be very annoying.
How to store walnut butter:
As you all may know by now, I store everything in my mason jars. For foods that I will be storing, I like to boil the tops of the mason jars in water for food safety purposes. You can store this homemade roasted walnut butter inside of a mason jar or a small container with an air tight top. I store this walnut butter in a cool area in my home. Do not place in the refrigerator or else it won’t be too creamy.
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- Spray a non-stick skillet pan with avocado oil and heat over medium/high heat. Add in 3 cups of walnuts and shake the pan using the handle. Roast for 4-7 minutes depending on how “roasted” you want the walnuts to be. I roasted them for 7 minutes.
- Remove from the food processor and allow them to cool for a few minutes. After allowing them to cool, place into the food processor and process them until they turn into a nut butter. Scrape down the sides periodically. Once the walnuts have turned into nut butter, add in the monk fruit sugar, ground flax, and optional protein powder. Process for 2 minutes more or until all of the ingredients have combined.
- Transfer into a mason jar and cover.