Honey-Cinnamon Walnut Butter
Honey-Cinnamon Walnut Butter is creamy, sweet, a little salty, and loaded with good fats. It’s one of my favorite nut butters of ALL TIME. It has this unique and scrumptious texture and flavor that pairs oh so well with apples or warmed on a piece of toast. I just love it so much.
I’ll let you in on a little secret, though. I HATED walnuts growing up. Truly, I had dark feelings toward those nuts. They were not my friends. I did not want to invite them to my banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, or on top of salads.
Oh, how times have changed.
Once I discovered how nutrient-dense walnuts were (probably around college), I took a deep breath in and gave them another go. And this was when I finally jumped on board with walnuts. Please note that this didn’t happen until I was at least 22 or 23, so don’t worry if you’re still waiting for that “walnut breakthrough” with a certain healthy food you dislike. It may happen.
And if you’re still not on the “walnuts are actually pretty darn tasty” bandwagon, I’d encourage you to try out this walnut butter anyway. It’s a one-of-a-kind, surprisingly tasty treat that you may just fall in love with.
Like my Coconut Sugar-Sweetened Sunflower Seed Butter, Honey-Cinnamon Walnut Butter comes together without much effort, and results in just a couple dishes to do (which is frankly a priority for much of my cooking). While many nut butters call for roasting the nuts prior to processing, I just use whole raw walnuts, and it’s pretty darn delicious as-is.
Another fantastic thing about making this walnut butter is that it comes together much easier and more smoothly than other nut butters, because of its high fat content.
Now, let me just take a quick moment to say that if you are still on the low-fat boat, it’s time to abandon ship. In general, avoiding fats does not necessarily result in losing weight, being healthier, or getting rock-hard abs. GOOD fats in GOOD proportions are GOOD for you. So without further ado, ditch your old ideas about big, bad fats – and try a big fat tablespoon of this delicious and healthy walnut butter.