Learn how to make homemade Walnut Butter by roasting walnuts to bring out their natural oils and create the most buttery, silky smooth and creamy nut butter! Great on toast, bagels or even use it in baking for a butter taste in place of oil!
- 1½ cups Walnuts Unsalted, raw
- Food Processor
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Add the walnuts to a pan lined with parchment paper. Roast them at 300°F for 12 minutes until looking a bit moist or oily on top and smelling fragrant. They don't need to cook too long, as we don't want to burn them.
- Add the roasted walnuts to a food processor and process for about 1 minute. It should look like a chunky paste.
- Roasting the walnuts releases their natural oils, so it will process really quickly into a butter. Scrape down the sides and process another couple of minutes or so until it is very runny/oily and dripping and easily pouring off of a spoon. It should be much runnier than almond butter. Very similar to a canola or olive oil consistency. NOTE: Keep in mind that different sizes of food processors can affect how quickly your nut butter forms. An 11 cup food processor is large and powerful. If you only have a 7 cup or a small one, it may take a few minutes longer.
Walnut butter on its own is very nutty, but you can add a pinch of salt, coconut sugar or cocoa powder for flavor variations. It would even be delicious adding pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.