We are constantly on the lookout for ways to make plain or boring recipes a little better, this Walnut Butter Recipe will do just that! With three ingredients, you can turn simple recipes into amazing ones!
Honey Walnut Butter Recipe- Just 3 Ingredients!
The best way to make this recipe shine is to use real food ingredients. Skip the fake butter, HFCS Honey, and Dollar Store Nuts. To get the best, you have to use the best. That means, real butter (find our 5-minute recipe here), raw or organic honey, and fresh walnuts or another nut of your choice.
Since this recipe doesn’t contain any wheat it is naturally gluten-free.
Homemade Walnut Butter Ingredients
- 1 stick room-temperature softened butter
- 2 Tbl honey * You can substitute honey for Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup walnuts, finely ground (I use a coffee grinder). If using raw walnuts, see below.
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, scraping the sides until well blended.
- Transfer the butter into a nice serving dish.
- Chill before use
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Thankfully, gone are the days where you have to sit for hours with a wooden butter churn to make homemade butter unless you want to of course. Thanks to technology, making your own homemade butter is super easy and fast.
I’m all about fast, easy, and simple recipes that taste amazing using real food. Check out my homemade butter recipe that you can make in under 5 minutes here!
“Most” store-bought honey has been processed, pasteurized or adulterated. While you may still get the sweet flavor, you won’t get the depth or the health benefits of using raw honey. Fortunately, I’m a beekeeper and we have direct access to amazing honey. If you don’t raise your own bees or have access to local honey, you can buy raw or organic honey online.
I’ve always enjoyed baking and cooking with walnuts. They add a nice crunch and texture to my dish without overpowering the other flavors. Walnuts are the first nut I reach for if I’m baking or making something sweet.
About the Walnut From Epicurious
Characteristics: The walnut is an extremely popular baking ingredient, and one of the few nuts you can still find in the shell (depending on the season). The ruffled flesh is relatively high in tannins, which give walnuts their slightly bitter, dry taste. (If tannins trigger migraines, avoid them, as well as pistachios, pecans, and cashews.) However, their astringency is what makes walnuts a good complement to sweeter flavors.
Using Raw Nuts
If you are using raw nuts you will want to toast the walnuts first before you make this nut butter recipe.
You can do so by preheating your oven to 350 degrees, spreading the walnuts on a single layer on a baking sheet, and baking in the oven for 15 minutes.
Nuts Are Healthy
If you’re using whole, natural ingredients, then you’re also receiving the health benefits these ingredients have to offer.
From the Mayo Clinic, eating nuts is good for your heart and helps lower bad cholesterol.
Outside of being a quick and yummy snack, nuts are a great source of protein and contain
- Unsaturated fats
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Vitamin E
- Plant sterols
* Nuts are high in calories so consume in small quantities when eating for health
Crazy About Nuts?
I am too! Check out another favorite Walnut recipe that is PERFECT for the holidays or family gatherings. How to Make Easy Candied Walnuts