Healthy Raw Red Walnut Butter Spread - healthy dessert blog

This super easy Homemade Red Walnut Butter is made incredibly unique and like you’ve never seen it before because it’s made with RED walnuts!  This healthy, all natural spread is super smooth, nutty, rich and full of flavor.

Healthy Raw Red Walnut Butter Spread - healthy dessert blog

My eyes shot wide open when I saw a giant crate of red walnuts at Whole Foods.  I had never seen such nuts before in my life.  I needed to buy them.  Like, a whole bag of them.

So I did, obbbviously  ;)

Healthy Raw Red Walnut Butter Spread - healthy dessert blog

Quite honestly, red walnuts taste exactly like regular walnuts.  I just think their color is fifty times more appetizing.  I’d rather eat a red walnut over a brown walnut any day, wouldn’t you?

Healthy Raw Red Walnut Butter Spread - healthy dessert blog

I decided to make a nut butter out of the copious amount of walnuts I bought.  I was hoping that the end product would have a more vibrant red color but it turned out more like a reddish-tan.  Oh well, it still looks more attractive than regular walnut butter and other nut butters like almond butter, cashew butter and peanut butter.

Healthy Raw Red Walnut Butter Spread - healthy dessert blog

I love the combination of walnuts and cinnamon so I grated some fresh cinnamon into the food processor.  I also like my nut butters a little salty and a little sweet so I added some pink Himalayan salt and some stevia.  Absolutely DELISH, you’ll love it!

Healthy Homemade Raw Red Walnut Butter

Yield: 2+3/4 cups walnut butter

Healthy Homemade Raw Red Walnut Butter

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Raw Red Walnuts (or regular walnuts, you can roast them too if you like)
  • Cinnamon, to taste (I freshly grated 1/4" of a cinnamon stick)
  • Sweetener, to taste (I used ~1/4 cup Stevia in the Raw)
  • 1/8 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

Instructions

  1. Add the walnuts to a powerful food processor and grind until buttery, scraping down the sides when necessary (~7-12 minutes)
  2. Add the cinnamon, sweetener and salt and grind for about 30 seconds. Stir, give it a taste, add more flavorings if necessary.
  3. To store, refrigerate in a tightly sealed jar.

Notes

This recipe is: gluten free, vegan, low carb, sugar free!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-raw-red-walnut-butter/

Healthy Raw Red Walnut Butter Spread - healthy dessert blog

If you find red walnuts near you, you need to get some and make this nut butter!  If you can’t find any red walnuts you can just use regular walnuts.  I used the walnuts as I bought them, which was raw, but you can certainly roast them if you like.  Just note that the roasting process might change the overall color of the nut butter.

Healthy Raw Red Walnut Butter Spread - healthy dessert blog

Healthy Raw Red Walnut Butter Spread - healthy dessert blog

Enjoy!

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, DIY, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, Icings-Frostings-and-Spreads, Low-Carb, No-Bake, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Walnuts

Comments (4)

  1. Shannon: December 24, 2013

    Wow, those red walnuts are gorgeous! I’ve never seen them before!

  2. Kira - The Healthable Old Soul: December 24, 2013

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait to try it out! Raw foods are soooooo very good!

  3. Mary: January 3, 2014

    We grow them here in CA. They are less “acidic,” tasting to me, when eaten out of hand, then the brown ones. I soak most nuts, and then dry them out, so they are easier to digest for me.

  4. dessertswithbenefits: January 6, 2014

    Mary-
    That’s so cool! I would definitely love to see a Red Walnut Tree.
    And good idea with the soaking, I’ll try that next time :)
    -Jess

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