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Make this maple walnut butter in just a couple minutes with just a few ingredients. Walnuts are one of the fastest nuts to blend into walnut butter, and the addition of maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt make it perfectly sweetened and good enough to eat by the spoonful.
This nut butter has become a favorite snack in our house. It’s so simple to make, and I love adding in another nut to the rotation instead of just peanuts and almonds. Plus, it’s one of the fastest nut butters we make, and I love that convenience factor.
Tools used to make maple walnut butter
- Baking sheet - You’ll need a baking sheet to roast the walnuts in the oven.
- Food processor - To blend it all up. We love this brand (ours has lasted over a decade).
Ingredients used to make this recipe
- Walnuts - I usually buy the whole walnuts from the bulk section in the grocery store.
- Maple syrup - Get the good stuff - the REAL deal (like this kind here).
- Cinnamon and salt - Use what you love. We love this himalayan salt.
How to make maple walnut butter
Homemade nut butters are a staple in our house. We make almond butter, peanut butter, walnut butter, and even cashew butter. Read more here about the cost savings for making homemade nut butters.
Walnuts are a soft nut and so they come together into a nut butter really fast. I like to roast the walnuts to give them a bit more flavor before blending. Another option is soaking the nuts, then drying them. I typically don’t leave myself enough time to do that so I just roast them.
Step 1: Roast the walnuts
First, you’ll roast the walnuts in a 300 (F) oven for 12 minutes. This releases some of the oils and adds a bit of flavor.
Step 2: Blend the walnuts in your food processor
Add the roasted walnuts to the bowl of your food processor. Walnuts are a softer nut and will turn into walnut butter quickly (about 2 minutes).
Step 3: Add the flavors
After it’s blended into the nut butter, scrape the sides down of the food processor, and add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Then blend again for 30 more seconds.
FAQ & Recipe Tips
How to store maple walnut butter
I recommend storing it in the fridge so the precious Omega 3 oils are protected from heat or light, or anything else that might damage them. You should be able to keep it in the fridge for at least a week.
How to use maple walnut butter
We personally love eating it by the spoonful for a tasty treat, but here are a few other options:
- Spread it on toast
- Enjoy it on these almond flour pancakes
- Use it in a protein ball recipe
- Use it in these nut butter chocolate cups (yummm)
Why is my walnut butter bitter?
Walnut butter on its own is quite bitter. Some people love it, some don’t. I don’t love plain walnut butter, but when you add a touch of maple syrup and some cinnamon, oh my goodness is it good. It tastes a lot like cookie dough.
More homemade nut butter recipes
- Pumpkin Seed Butter
- Cinnamon Almond Butter
- 2 Ingredient Homemade Almond Butter
- Chocolate Almond Butter (Almond Nutella)
- Walnut Butter
- 3 cups walnuts
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Roast the walnuts in a 300 degree (F) oven for 12 minutes.
- Add roasted walnuts to the bowl of your food processor and blend for 2 minutes.
- Scrape the sides down, add maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt, and blend for 30 more seconds
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g