Confession! I am addicted to almond butter! I LOVE walnut butter and if peanuts weren’t filled with aflatoxin (a mild, which I am highly allergic to) I would be inhaling that as well! There is something so satisfying about adding one little teaspoon (or more) to your smoothies, your pancakes, your GG crackers. I mean, the list goes on! I am going to show you how easy peasy this walnut butter is to make!
Let’s talk for a minute about walnuts!
In my opinion, when I look at a walnut, it resembles the brain. Your brain is made up of about 70% water and around 65% fat. Oh, let me not forget the 100 billion neurons (which are nerve cells). Walnuts have super high amounts of monounsaturated + polyunsaturated fats.
- 185 calories
- 3.89 grams of carbohydrate
- 0.74 grams of sugar
- 1.9 grams of fiber
- 4.32 grams of protein
1 ounce of walnuts provides the following percentages of recommended daily nutrient intake:
- 48 % of manganese
- 22 % of copper
- 11 % of magnesium
- 10 % of phosphorus
- 8 % of vitamin B6
- 5 % of iron
Nuts can catch a bad rap, simply because of how high they are in calories, but let’s not forget how nutrient dense they are! So my friends, next time you are craving a crunchy snack, or some nut butter, grab some walnuts! You will be satiated so much longer and you will FOR SURE be satisfied! Toss the crappy chips and crackers- They are all garbage!
So, craving walnut butter, but not having any luck at Whole Foods, I decided to make it myself! YUP! While the chicken soup was cooking, I was making my delicious walnut butter! YOU have GOT to make this! Don’t have time? I will make it for you!
Tonight as I was writing this blog post, I made my usual bowl. I will have to share my bowl with you in another post. I am happy to say that this walnut butter came out PERFECT!
Here is the recipe!
Walnut Butter… TO DIE FOR!
- 2.5 cups organic whole walnuts
- 2 T. local or raw honey
- 1/2 tsp. salt
In your food processor or High-Speed blender, add your walnuts and start the food processor on high. While it’s on, slowly pour in the honey. After the honey, you can pour in your salt. Now, you can get sexy with this recipe and add Cacao, or cinnamon. I left it plain…. for now!
Your serving should be 1-2 Tablespoons per day. I would put this on my warm oats, on a GG cracker, or on a slice of Ezekiel toast with sliced bananas.
If you do anything this weekend, and you love walnuts, please make this! Pretty please! If you want me to make it for you I will! PROMISE!