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Monday, June 14, 2010

Walnut Butter - YUM!

I have never had Walnut Butter before, but I figured that it might be a great alternative to Almond Butter or Cashew Butter. Today was the day I decided to try and make walnut butter in my vitamix (I heart my vitamix with a passion). Given I never really follow recipes and instead use them more as I guide I am never quite sure how something will turn out. I looked over a recipe for peanut butter and then start inventing - so take this recipe and do what you will with it! I'm sure you will make something luscious.

  • 1 Cup soaked walnuts - drained
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • Sprinkle or 2 of ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of brown rice syrup (or raw honey or agave)
  1. Place walnuts first and then all the other ingredients into the wet vitamix container - put on lid 
  2. Turn on machine - up to 3 and then up to 5
  3. Use the tamper then turn to low and shut off the machine
  4. Make sure ingredients are not stuck to sides of machine - push everything down around the blades (Machine is off - repeat machine is off)
  5. Replace the lid and then turn on and up to 5 and use tamper.
Next time I make this recipe I will use 3 cups of soaked walnuts so that it will be easier to work the machine.

This was delicious - really! The consistency was soft and it looked like oatmeal and sort of tasted like oatmeal. I really liked it so for those of you who love oatmeal, but have an intolerance to it like me - try this recipe. I think it could also be a stand alone dessert. You can use this as a spread or a dip with fruit or on crackers or toast. Mash in a banana and have a great snack before the gym. You could also eat it plain or put it in a smoothie.

Let me know if you try it and if you make any modifications to it.

1 comment:

MulberryMary said...

Just a note - when you put this in the fridge it becomes more solid and thicker. Still tasty, but I now have plans to make a "cheesecake" with this as a base...