Nuts are one of the most versatile foods out there. Sweet or savory recipes, snacks, spreads, milk alternatives and more… the possibilities are endless!
Speaking of spreads, I’m one of those people who eats nut butter by the spoonful, straight out of the jar (every day). So it didn’t take long for me to get bored of store-bought spreads. When you make your own, you can keep things interesting with different spices and extracts – and it doesn’t hurt that the process is easy as 1, 2, 3!
Enjoy homemade Honey Walnut Butter Spread using the below. Or, try something new – swap walnuts for your favorite nut, or play around with adding ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup or even coconut extract!
- 2 cups Diamond of California chopped walnuts (or nuts of your choice, chopped)
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (or coconut) extract
- ½ tsp. salt (or cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.)
- Toss chopped walnuts with 2 tbsp. honey and vanilla. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet at roast at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Once cool, combine walnuts in a food processor with remaining honey and salt (and any other spices) and process until smooth.
- Spread on toast, crackers or apple slices, mix into smoothies or cookie batter, or hey, get on my level and eat it right off the spoon. Store leftover spread in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
Honey Walnut Butter recipe adapted from Local Haven