Friday, April 27, 2012

Walnut Butter

I got the best little package from California Walnuts. 
 Walnuts of course!! Delicious, and nutritious any way you cut it! One of my favorite thing about walnuts is how much they look like little brains which is ironic because they are super foods for your brain
Great job Mother Nature
 and while I could have eaten them all straight outta the bag, or put them on salad, or toss them in rice pilaf, I decided to tackle a task that has been evading me: make nut butter.
My two favorite kitchen appliances 
I have never succeeded at making nut butter in a food processor before. Someone told me i just wasn't doing it for long enough. So i sat it out. for 5 minutes I added maple syrup and a dash of seasalt for taste purposes. and it turned out mighty fine.
best served on crackers, bread, apple slices, heck straight outta the jar!!

Have you ever made nut butter before? tis fun!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

I love making nut butter, it's probably one of my favorite things to make! It's so rewarding and empowering. Sounds weird huh? I love that you take a nut and make it into creamy goodness!

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

It is quite empowering! thanks jennifer!

Carlene @ Carlene's Figments said...

I tried making nut butter with almonds and it was just a fail! Maybe I didn't leave them in long enough. It turned out sandy. I need your expertise for sure.