Learn how to make walnut butter at home. Its buttery, nutty flavor is perfect for baking. Use in cookies, breads, muffins, and streusels!
If you haven’t tried walnut butter before, you’re in for a treat! Lightly toasted walnuts have an almost buttery flavor, making walnut butter the perfect addition to baked goods. It’s easy to make and relatively affordable – I find walnuts for $5.99 at Trader Joe’s or on sale at Sprouts. Keep in mind that walnut butter will make your baked good darker, so don’t use it if you want your cake/cookie/whatever to be white (in that case I would use cashew butter or tahini). You likely won’t find walnut butter at the store (I don’t know why, but it hasn’t become very popularized yet) but it’s really easy to make at home!
Recipes Using Walnut Butter
- Pumpkin Granola
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Cinnamon Apple Bread
- Whole Grain Pumpkin Muffins
- Zucchini Bread
- Banana Bread
- Pumpkin Nut Muffins (coming soon)
Homemade Walnut Butter
- Food Processor
- 1 lb walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spread walnuts out on a baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly toasted.Tip: If you're using a toaster oven, you can place the walnuts in the oven without preheating and toast for 11-13 minutes.
- Add toasted walnuts to a food processor and blend until smooth and runny. It will clump together at first but should turn smooth within a few minutes. Keep blending until the walnut butter is thin and drippy, not like a thick peanut butter.
- Transfer to a jar and let the walnut butter cool, then store in the fridge.
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