Monday, September 21, 2009

Homemade Walnut Butter

During the fall we eat a lot of apples. Both my husband and I love apples and will gladly eat them raw cut into wedges. We both prefer them with a little nut butter. Today I made a lightly sweet homemade walnut butter to smear on our apple wedges.

All nut butters are easy to make but walnut butter is faster than most. It took me longer to clean the food processor than it did to make the butter. I think once you have made your own walnut butter you won’t buy it again.

Homemade Walnut Butter
Makes about 1 cup


2 cups of English walnuts
1 teaspoon of agave, or to taste
1 pinch of kosher salt or to taste


Put the walnuts in the food processor and process until the nuts are smooth. You may need to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl once or twice while processing. After the nuts are a smooth butter add agave and kosher salt to taste.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 85.28
Calories From Fat (83%) - 70.91

Total Fat - 8.48g
Saturated Fat - 0.8g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 15.98mg
Potassium - 57.82mg
Total Carbohydrates - 1.85g
Fiber - 0.9g
Sugar - 0.35g
Protein - 1.98g


My recipe is lightly sweet but you can increase the agave if you prefer sweeter nut butter. Walnut butter is one of my favorite nut butters. It is also good with a little cinnamon and nutmeg in it. Enjoy.


  1. Mmm... nut butters are so delicious! I haven't had walnut though. How is it?

  2. Janelle,

    If you and your hubby like walnuts I think you will like the walnut butter. My favorite nut butters are walnut and cashew. Since both nuts are softer than most nuts they are also quicker to make. The walnuts seem to need a touch of sweetness to maximize the flavor, and that is coming from someone that doesn't have a sweet tooth.


  3. Awesome recipe! You gave the nutritional information for a serving size but can you tell me what a serving size is? 1 tablespoon? Thanks!


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