Toasted Walnut Butter

Step aside peanuts and almonds; there’s a new nut that makes a mean butter!

Ok I”m not serious.  Peanut and almond butter are staple food groups in my diet, but this walnut butter might become a regular in my fridge.  It’s creamy, nutty, velvety bliss.  Because walnuts have a higher fat content than both almonds and peanuts, this butter is super smooth and simply melts in your mouth.  If walnuts are your jam than you need to try this butter asap!

Walnut Butter
yield: 8oz walnut butter
3 cups raw walnuts
pinch sea salt, optional 
Toast the walnuts in a preheated 350 F oven for 10-15 minutes, until fragrant and golden brown.  Add hot walnuts to a food processor and process until a butter forms, scraping down the sides as necessary.  The time will vary depending on your food processor, but it should take about 8 minutes.
Craving more nut butters? Try making homemade almond butter and peanut butter!
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