Making your own nut butter is super easy. It's also particularly fun because you can flavor it however you'd like. As fall is upon us, I deemed it completely necessary to assault this walnut butter with cinnamon. A great choice if I do say so myself - this stuff is amazeballs. And tastes great with apples. And celery. And on a spoon. And off my finger. And off the floor...well that's according to my dog - don't worry, I'm not SO disgusting that I would eat food off the floor...except for those few times in college...we won't go there, those were darker times.
Ok fine, twist my arm I'll tell you. On more than one occasion, my roommates and I carelessly dropped 2am pizza on our apartment floor (which was atrociously dirty by the way...what with us being 21 years old and having no concept of cleanliness). Pizza also may or may not have been cheese side down. Either way, I ate it shamelessly. Off the floor. Cheese and all. Unclear as to whether or not the stomach aches that followed came from the pizza itself or whatever it picked up off our floor.
If you had an appetite before reading this post, I bet you don't now...sorry. Also not sure how I digressed from walnuts to pizza, but that's neither here nor there. Enjoy!
- 2 cups raw walnuts
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Optional: 1 tsp honey
- In a high speed blender or food processor, add your walnuts and blend on high for about 8 minutes. This seems like a long time, I know...but it takes a while for all the oils to release from the walnuts. Be patient, I promise it will get creamy!
- Add coconut oil, cinnamon and honey if using. Blend until all combined.
- Pour into a mason jar and spread on whatever you like...even your floor...I'm not one to judge.