Maple Walnut Butter

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

If you asked me what my favorite is, I would say, Maple Walnut.  Even though, ice cream sometimes gives me a tummy ache, I can’t resist it, especially in the summertime.

I learn so much from my clients that visit me in my nutrition consultation practice.  Last week, one of my clients mentioned she found some walnut butter at Whole Foods Market.  Mmmmm, that sounded so yummy.  So, I decided I would try to make some.

Starting first with some fresh walnuts.

I then toasted them up in a skillet over medium heat as this adds a nice flavor.

Let cool a bit and then add to a food processor fit with a steel blade.

Drizzle with a bit of pure maple syrup and whirl away until nice and smooth. {Walnuts and maple syrup sure do make a nice pairing}

And here it is…

This nut butter is tasty on a rice cake with sliced banana or spread on top of your favorite toasted bread.

Maple Walnut Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup toasted walnut halves
  • 1-2 TB pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Add cooled walnuts to food processor fit with steel blade or Vitamix.
  2. Drizzle in maple syrup. Whirl until smooth.
  3. Enjoy any way you want it! On a rice cake, on your favorite bread, perhaps on top of mashed sweet potato (fodmap followers limit sweet potato to 1/2 cup).
  4. Store in refrigerator and use up in a week.
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Have you tried to make your own peanut butter or other nut butters?  It’s quite easy and really yummy!

 

About katescarlata

Registered dietitian with over 20 years experience in the nutrition and wellness field. Digestive health expert. Runner, Writer, Mom of 3, Dog lover especially my chocolate lab, LUCY!

5 thoughts on “Maple Walnut Butter

  1. i love making my own nut butters…im really into savory ones right now…
    i prefer mine extra creamy though so i pulse them a few mintes beyond the point yours is (probably 7-10 minutes total in the food processor)

  2. Yeah you are very rye in a way that although ice-creams seems to be tummy aching we just cant resist it..Even I just love ice-creams in summer ,no actually I love ice-creams every time. and this maple walnut is also good and so simple to make…please give me some more flavors if you have…I just love almonds…

  3. Just found your blog and i have to say i’ve used 3 recipes of here in the last two days. I’m currently sitting here enjoying some corn cakes with this lovely maple walnut butter. I’m from New Zealand and have been diagnosed coeliacs and Been put on a Low Fodmap diet for IBS. This site is going to keep me sane!!!! Thank-you thank-you thank-you

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