Walnut Butter with Dates & Vanilla


This post probably doesn’t need to exist. Making nut butters is so simple, intuitive even. But, I suppose, if I inspire even one person to make vs. buy then I’ve done my job. I’ve also got a post in the works that uses this walnut butter so I figured why not give it it’s own  little post..it’s tasty enough to deserve at least that.

It takes less time to make this walnut butter than it does to pick out which one you want to buy at Whole Food’s. It also costs ~$4/16 oz jar instead of $12-18. Walnut butters also are pretty uncommon for some reason unbeknownst to me (especially with them being an incredible source of omega-3s). They truly are a remarkable nut. Making your own nut butter isn’t only more cost effective, it also allows you to customize/grind it exactly to your liking. There’s no choosing between just ‘chunky’ and ‘creamy’ anymore.

Walnut Butter with Dates & Vanilla


2 cups raw walnuts

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

3-5 dates

1/2 tsp salt

Spread the walnuts onto a baking sheet and roast them at 350 degrees for 7 minutes (until they smell nice and toasted). Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Blend. Enjoy.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Grandma Mary says:

    This looks and sounds delicious. I may have to give this a go.
    You seem to touch food and it “sings”
    Keep up the great work.


    1. dearguts says:

      I hope you make it and love it as much as we do!


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