Yummy walnut butter

I’m doing an elimination diet right now and one of the things I’ve eliminated is my beloved chocolate! To successfully abstain, it was crucial that I plan out some great non-chocolate snacks. One great substitute for me has been walnut butter. It is really easy to make and tastes amazing! Plus, walnuts are full of healthy fats and are a diamond superfood on my SWAMI. You can also add other nuts to this mix. Today I added pecans too (another superfood).

Walnut Butter

(makes about 400-500g of nut butter – enough to fill a large Nuts to You jar!)

Ingredients:

  • Walnuts
  • Other nuts to your liking (pecans work well, I think almonds would be too hard, but haven’t tried them)
  • Sea salt
  • Oil of your choice (I used grapeseed oil because that is all I had, but using walnut oil makes a lot of sense or any other oil you prefer)

Directions:

Yummy walnut butter

Walnuts ready to grind

1. Fill a chopper/grinder/food processor with nuts, like so:

 

 

 

 

 

Yummy walnut butter

Walnut butter blended

2. Sprinkle in sea salt to taste. I have no idea how much I use, just a few shakes.

3. Chop the nuts until they are in tiny pieces, then switch to grinding until they are in even smaller pieces. They will look somewhat like this:

 

4. Add oil and keep grinding the mixture until it reaches the consistency you want. Again, I have no idea how much oil I use! Enough to make a thick, but not dry paste.

Yummy walnut butter

Walnut butter finished!

5. Empty walnut butter into a glass jar and store in the fridge. Enjoy on rice crackers, rice cakes, as a dip for veggies, or any other way you can think of.

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