If you have not already noticed, I love peanut butter. I have it in my smoothie, breakfast porridge, chia pudding, salad dressings and in stir fried. I tend to buy peanut butter from the supermarket when they are on half price special. It is cheaper for me to buy peanut butter than to make my own especially when they are on half price special. I only buy natural peanut butter with a little salt added to them – I don’t buy the one with added sugar and/oil!
But buying other nut butters is quite expensive even when they are on specials at the supermarket and they rarely go on specials. I believe there are a few reasons why they are expensive:
- Nuts such as cashews, almonds, walnuts and macadamias are expensive to begin with and when you blend them into butter, they are even more expensive due to the additional costs of labour and capital; and
- There are not much demand for nut butters such as cashews and walnuts and hence, even less supply of these nut butters which drives the higher prices. But as demand and hence, supply increases for these butters, I believe the prices of these nut butters will reduce in the near future but not to the lows of peanut butter!
As such, I tend to make my own almond butter, cashew butter, mixed nuts butter and more recently walnut butter. I made this maple roasted walnut butter a few weeks ago and it was delicious. If you like walnuts, you will love this walnut butter – I love the hint of slight bitterness that roasted walnuts have. I added some maple syrup for a touch of sweetness but you can leave it out 😀 You can also make this butter by using raw walnuts😊
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Makes a 250g jar of walnut butter
- 2 cups walnuts, raw; and
- 1 tbsp maple syrup.
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius;
- On greased baking tray, mix the walnuts with maple syrup until well combined and bake for 10 minutes or until roasted to your liking;
- In a high processing blender or food processor, place the maple roasted walnuts and blend until it turns into butter consistency. This process will take 15-20 minutes, so you will need to be patient;
- Every few 2-3 minutes, you should scrape down the side of the blender/food processor;
- Once the walnut butter is formed, store in a jar and keep in a cool dark place for up to 3 months;
- Enjoy with toast, in your breakfast porridge or in your chia pudding 😊
To make other nut butters, the same method applies 😄 I have made dark roasted almond butter, cashew & coconut butter as well as almond, cashew & peanut butter 🥜
Maple roasted walnut butter 🍁