We have been traveling a lot lately and just flat out busy! In an attempt to keep some sort of balance, I always try to keep healthy food on hand. Whether that means healthy snacks for road trips, or healthy food in the fridge when we return. Recently, I was looking for a healthy snack idea to have during the week and something we could take on the go. I love nut butter, but sometimes it can have a lot of additives and cost quite a bit. I came across the idea to make homemade walnut butter and decided to give it a try. The best part about it is that it only has 3 ingredients, it's easy to make and it's incredibly delicious!
I always buy nuts in bulk and keep them in my freezer so they stay fresh. For this recipe you can just leave them frozen and put them directly in the food processor.
To the food processor, I added 1 tsp. of honey and 1/2 tsp. of sea salt. After you blend it, test it for saltiness and sweetness. I added more honey since I tend to like things on the sweeter side. You can add up to another teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of salt, if needed.
I wasn't expecting these three simple ingredients blended together to be so delicious! It has the perfect nutty flavor yet it almost takes on the flavor of a cookie dough. It's that good!
I had a bunch of apples on hand, which made for the perfect healthy snack. It is also delicious with celery sticks, and I even put a some of it in my morning smoothie. It is so versatile.
I also decided to put some in my favorite jars to give as a gift. You could package it up with some fresh apples and it would make for a great hostess or Mother's Day gift.
The next time you're looking for a healthy snack or gift idea, I hope you give this homemade walnut butter a try. I would love to hear what you think, so be sure to leave a comment here or on my Instagram!
Homemade Walnut Butter Recipe
- 2 cups unsalted walnuts (or any nuts)
- 1-2 tsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp.- 1 tsp. sea salt
- Place the walnuts in the food processor and pulse for 2 minutes, or until it forms a butter-like consistency. Add 1 tsp. of honey and 1/2 tsp. of sea salt. Blend until smooth.
- Remove the walnut butter and place into a bowl. By hand, mix in an additional teaspoon of honey or half a teaspoon of salt, according to personal taste.
- Serve with your favorite fruit or veggies and enjoy!
*This recipe was adapted from this original recipe.