Aug 28

DIY Walnut Butter

Healthy Homemade Raw Walnut Butter

I’ve been on a nut butter craze lately, and I’ve bought almost every type of nut possible within the last couple of weeks.  From walnuts to almonds, peanuts to cashews, and pecans to pistachios.  I even bought some peanuts, marcona almonds and brazil nuts.

Some nuts can be expensive, so it’s best to find the best deals possible.  I’ve found that buying crumbled nuts rather than whole nuts are cheaper, and buying certain nuts (like peanuts) in the shell cost less than out of the shell.  And of course, buying in bulk saves money too.  That’s why I bought a 3lb bag of walnuts from Costco.  Oh, those silly impulse buys.

BUT, that 3lb bag saved me tons of money in the end.  I used to buy Artisana walnut butter (also contains cashews) which costs $11.99 per 8oz jar.  That’s twelve bucks for one cup of nut butter.  The 3lb bag of walnuts I got from Costco has the capability of making me six cups (or 48oz) of walnut butter.  One cup of this homemade walnut butter costs only $2.99!!

That’s $11.99 vs $2.99 people.  I can’t believe I ever paid such a steep price for a tiny jar of nut butter.  Making walnut butter at home saves nine dollars.  C’mon, that’s money we could be spending on important stuff.  Like chocolate.

Healthy Homemade Raw Walnut Butter

Healthy Homemade Walnut Butter

Yield: ~1 cup


  • 2 cups Walnuts, unsalted (you can use raw or roasted)


  1. Pulse walnuts in a food processor until flour-like.
  2. Grind the nuts, scraping down the sides of the processor when necessary (I did this at 1-minute intervals. My walnuts turned into butter very quickly, in only 4 minutes!). Feel free to add salt to taste or even some stevia to sweeten.
  3. Scoop the nut butter into a pretty sealable jar. Seal tightly closed and refrigerate to store.

Healthy Homemade Raw Walnut Butter

Incredibly smooth and buttery.

A unique nut butter to use instead of regular peanut butter!  Tastes delicious on toast with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon.  Yum.

Healthy Homemade Raw Walnut Butter

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, DIY, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, No-Bake, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Walnuts

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Comments (10)

  1. The Cooking Actress: August 28, 2012

    I just made almond butter for the first time yesterday!! I am totally obsessed with homemade nut butters!

  2. Bee: August 28, 2012

    I love homemade butter 😀 Walnut is one of my favourite ones :)

  3. Veena Theagarajan: August 29, 2012

    I normally by it.. I never realized how easy it is to do nuts butter! I will try this for sure

  4. jillian: August 30, 2012

    Great idea! I buy raw almond butter all the time and have never tried making it at home.

  5. Ashley: August 30, 2012

    Oh dear God this looks amazing! i need a food processor :(

  6. August 30, 2012

    I recently made homemade cinnamon hazelnut butter. It was delicious!

  7. You should get one! It’s actually more useful than I thought. Even though mine is tiny and can’t handle large loads it’s the perfect size for making nut butters and small portioned things. And I’m happy I didn’t need to dish out $200 for it :)

  8. Ohhh my gosh that sounds amazing! I should make that once I stock up on hazelnuts :)

  9. Anonymous: September 25, 2012

    thanks for posting.

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