Maple Walnut Butter
Ever since I got that wonderful surprise two pound bag of walnuts in the mail, I’ve been dreaming up new walnut butter recipes to try. My twitter pals certainly help feed my new walnut butter addiction. Steph (who I also know from grad school, and not just from the nerdy interweb) is the one who introduced me to walnut butter in the first place, and she always comes up with amazing creations like dark chocolate walnut butter that tastes like brownie batter. Holy cow. I’ve been meaning to make Maple Walnut Butter and I fi-na-lly got around to it.
Into the Vitamix went:
- 2 cups walnuts
- 1 tsp salt (you can use a little less, but I was going for a salty sweet flavor)
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
I gave it a whir for a few seconds and voila! I had an amazing sweet, salty and nutty spread on my hands. After licking a few spoonfuls, I decided to make better use of my concoction and paired it with a banana. Dipping banana slices in the mapley sweet, slightly chunky nut butter was the perfect mid-morning snack.
Have any new walnut butter flavors I should try? I have a feeling I’ll eat through this one verrrrrry quickly.