Healthy Homemade Pumpkin-Spiced Walnut Butter

Healthy Pumpkin Walnut Butter - Healthy Dessert Blog

This Pumpkin Walnut Butter is the perfect spread for a healthy new year — it’s creamy, it’s sweet and it’s full of flavor.  Pumpkin + cinnamon is a fantastic combination, kind of like how well peanut butter + jelly go together.  But take that pumpkin + cinnamon combo up a notch, add a hint of sweetness and a kick of walnuts, and now you have found a symphony of flavor!

Healthy Pumpkin Walnut Butter - Healthy Dessert Blog

Healthy Pumpkin Walnut Butter - Healthy Dessert Blog

Healthy Pumpkin Walnut Butter - Healthy Dessert Blog

Mmmmmm  :)

This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Walnut Butter is so rich and tasty you would never guess that it is 100% nutritious, refined sugar free, low carb and has HALF the calories of any typical nut butter.  Yup, you read that right.  This is a low calorie nut butter that also happens to taste delicious!

Healthy Pumpkin Walnut Butter (sugar free and low carb)

Yield: 3+1/4 cups

Serving Size: 2 tbs

Calories per serving: 100

Healthy Pumpkin Walnut Butter (sugar free and low carb)



  1. In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients.
  2. Give it a taste and add salt, sweetener and/or spices (like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice) to your liking.
  3. Scoop butter into sealable jars and refrigerate to store!


This recipe is: no bake, gluten free, sugar free, low carb, reduced calorie, reduced fat, vegan!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Walnut Butter - Healthy Dessert Recipe Blog

As a reference, 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter will have 180-200 calories and 16-18g fat.  Don’t get me wrong, natural peanut butter is still a healthy option, but sometimes 2 tablespoons just isn’t enough ya know?  😉

Healthy Pumpkin Walnut Butter - Healthy Dessert Blog

So go ahead and spread this Healthy Pumpkin Walnut Butter on anything and EVERYTHING — pancakes, waffles, toast, muffins, graham crackers…  I could go on forever but I should leave you to it  :)  Make this ASAP!

27 comments on “Healthy Homemade Pumpkin-Spiced Walnut Butter

  1. This sounds like such a great idea… i’m just a little skeptical because i absolutely HATE raw pumpkin! (i know, i’m crazy) i remember you mentioned that you werent a huge fan of pumpkin either so i may have to try it!

    • Emily-
      Yeah, I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. I think this pumpkin walnut butter tastes bests on prepared sweets/breakfasts… I bought these gluten-free waffles from the grocery store and spread some of this on and it was DELICIOUS! The waffles had a hint of cinnamon in them so they matched perfectly.
      It’s also good in oatmeal with some pure maple syrup. Mmmmmm :)

  2. Ooooh pumpkin, cinnamon, and walnuts! This sounds oh so tasty!

  3. This might even be good in a protein smoothie, I will have to try it!

  4. I love your blog name! So creative. This pumpkin butter sounds delish.

  5. I’ve never tried walnut butter but I’ve always been curious about how it tastes. I love the addition of pumpkin in here and this looks like such a great fall treat!

  6. This sounds SO amazing. Pinning and making ASAP!

  7. This looks and sounds sooo delicious! What a brilliant flavor combination. :)

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  9. will this work without the syrup?

    • Britain-
      I’m sure it’ll work out just fine, you just won’t get any of the spices or sweetness that’s meant to come from the syrup. I would recommend using 1+1/4 cups of pumpkin instead of 3/4 cup, and adding 1-2 tsp of cinnamon (to taste), 1/16 tsp salt, and ~1/2-1 tsp of stevia extract or ~1/3 cup of pure maple syrup (again, to taste).
      You can always play around with whatever flavors you like :) You can add pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg, you can use sea salt or pink himalayan salt, etc.
      Hope you like the recipe!

  10. Just wanted to let you know that I made this butter (using psyllium husk powder (2 tsp.) in the syrup instead of xanthum gum) and it turned out beautifully! Great recipe, girl! Thanks! <3

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  12. Can we substitute the syrup with something we can just buy? Also you do you have other easy/quick walnut recipes. I have ALOT of walnuts

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  15. Made this and substituted the butterscotch with a more readily found caramel… still AMAZING but I think I would love even more the butterscotch flavoring. Also, after it was made I just started throwing in little additional random amounts of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and a little of the SF caramel syrup, but who measures anything in the end…. 😉
    DIVINE recipe- I could (and very well may) eat the whole jar!

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  18. Hi, sounds great! How long can it stay in the fridge?

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