Easy homemade walnut butter

I’m sure that a lot of people would agree that the book is always better than the movie, the original is always better than the sequel, and homemade is always better than store bought.

The latter is especially true of cookies, and the other day, I wondered if it also applies to nut butter.

It does.

For my first attempt at making homemade nut butter, I used walnuts (next time, I’ll use almonds, but I was nearly out of them).

The walnuts had to be soaked overnight, and when I woke up, they were all ready to become wonderful walnut butter.

Sweet & Salty Walnut Butter


1 cup of unsalted walnuts (soaked overnight and drained)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon raw honey

Place nuts into a food processor and blend on high until powdery.  Add oil, honey, salt, and cinnamon.  Continue to blend until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached.

Yes, I am a dork with a label maker, and I’ve labeled nearly everything in the house…even the dog.

Just kidding about labeling the dog.  Though I did think about sticking a warning label on her booty.

Anyway, this came out so good that most of it ended up in my mouth as I was transferring it to the jar.  This isn’t going to last long.  In fact, now that I know how easy it is to make nut butter, I just opened up a whole new world of possibilities for myself.

I cannot wait to add a tablespoon to my afternoon smoothie!

Do you think that homemade is usually better than store bought?  Do you think the original is always better than the sequel?  Is the book usually better than the movie?  I’ll answer yes to all of those questions.  Although the sequel to Father of the Bride was pretty great.  Franck cracks me up every time!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Oh a label maker and the trouble I could get into with one of those… happy thoughts! 🙂

    Yes, homemade is usually better in my book! Except for Indian food.. I haven’t mastered it yet so my local restaurant’s is much better!

  2. Kirsten

    I’m so glad you tried making nut butter. I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while so maybe this will inspire me! I also love your new site design. It’s so happy!

  3. I haven;t been brave enough to try to make my own nut butter yet! It looks yummy though:)

  4. Ahahaha I love Franck!! But yes, in general, I agree that the book is better than the movie. 🙂 And of course, this walnut butter looks better than anything I’ve seen at the store. Awesome label maker, too! I heart you!

  5. Yum! Yes, homemade baked goods are always better than store-bought. However, when it comes to my cooking, ummm, the store is usually better!

    The nut butter looks great!

  6. Yes, yes, and yes! haha I lovee label makers and I want one! There’s one in my research lab and I may or may not print out labels for myself! 😉

  7. How does walnut butter taste? I’d imagine with a little maple syrup, it would taste heavenly! I think homemade normally is better because you can work out the things you don’t like and shape things to the way you want them to be!

  8. mmm. i’ve made almond butter before, but not walnut. yum!

  9. I always think homemade is better than store bought. I haven’t tried making any nut butters, but as soon as Iuse up what I have I’m going to start making my own. I can’t wait.

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