You guys….I FINALLY got a food processor! This week has been like Christmas in my little apartment. My head has been spinning with excitement and ideas about all of the fun new things I can create and recipes I can send your way.
The second I opened the giant box and whipped out my new toy I grabbed the first ingredient I saw and tossed it in. The ingredient happened to be walnuts. I always have giant bags of raw walnuts around because it’s cheaper to buy them in bulk at a Whole Sale club than purchase smaller bags elsewhere. I’m all about buying fresh and local but sometimes I just need to save a few bucks.
After tossing the walnuts in the bucket my “AHA” moment kicked in and I knew exactly what I wanted to make. WALNUT BUTTER! instead of purchasing a little $11 jar of walnut butter at the store, I could now create my own at one-fifth the price and add some fun fixings.
Since Walnuts are pretty dry I knew I needed to add oil. I grabbed my favorite coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract and some local, raw honey (why not get a jumpstart on keeping the seasonal allergies at bay?).
The results we’re pretty delicious.
Here’s what you need:
2 cups Raw Walnuts
2 Tbsp Raw Honey
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
Toss the Walnuts in the food processor and pulse several times, scrape down the edges and pulse a few more times. Melt coconut oil & Honey and add it to the walnuts a long with the cinnamon and vanilla. Blend until desired texture is achieved. Make sure you refrigerate the butter to keep it super fresh!