WALNUT PECAN BUTTER

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Fresh walnuts & pecans roasted until their aroma fills your kitchen then blended to an out of this world creamy butter!

You know those recipes that just cross your mind out of the blue?

This is one of them.

Believe it or not, I was never a fan of nut butters; never one of those kids who grew up eating peanut butter. I hated the idea of nut butters until I got pregnant & for 9 months I craved nothing but peanut peanut peanut …. Butter (probably that’s why I am still trying to lose the extra weight until now)!!

Last week I was just nibbling on my daily handful of walnuts when I thought “how come I have never heard of walnut butter!” Walnuts are soft so they will blend easily & quickly besides they taste amazing. Before I even  finished thinking about the idea, I was roasting some walnuts in the oven & to turn the volume a little higher on the outcome, I added some pecan.
I got them out of the oven, let them cool for a bit then started blending. All you do is blend & scrape, blend & scrape until the magic happens & you end up with a creamy butter.
I then added a tiny tiny pinch of cinnamon & 1/2 tsp honey!
As I am writing this, I have already processed my 3rd batch since last week!
It takes about 25 minutes to make but most of them you are just enjoying your time & either the oven or the processor is doing the work.
This is my new favorite nut butter ever!!

WALNUT PECAN BUTTER

  • Servings: 150 ml
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • pinch of salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp honey or to taste
  • pinch of cinnamon or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  2. Spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet & place in the middle rack in the oven.
  3. Roast for about 10-15 minutes until fragrant & nicely toasted; tossing the nuts halfway.
  4. Leave the nuts to cool down until they are just warm to the touch
  5. Place the nuts with a pinch of salt in the food processor.
  6. Process the nuts until they are finely chopped; stop & scrape down the sides & bottom of the processor.
  7. Run the processor for about 10 minutes; stopping every while to scrape down the sides & bottom. The nuts should go from chopped to dry to creamy.
  8. Once they have reached the creamy butter stage, add your honey & cinnamon then give it a pulse.
  9. Move the butter to an air tight container & store at room temperature.

 

Notes: 

  •  Use raw UNSALTED nuts.
  • Make sure to process the nuts while they are still warm.
  • You can add more spices to taste like cloves, nutmeg, cardamom.
  • This recipe can be doubled.
  • Store at room temperature; giving it a stir everyday to combine it all together.

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