Walnut Almond Butter!

Hey my Doves! :)

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! :D I had so much fun spending time with my family — I truly treasure each minute I get to spend with them.

I have SO many recipes to share with you (including smoothies, nut buttahs, muffins, breadsticks, and so much more) I just don’t know which one to do first. But I did ask you guys which one to do this time, so here it is! :D

I love that this nut buttah is a combination of nuts other than peanuts. don’t get me wrong — peanuts are VERY good for you, but variety is something i strive for with nuts — each nut has a different nutritional profile, so each provides different vitamins and minerals. That’s what I love about this! It’s a combination of two different kinds of nuts.

Walnut Almond Butter

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makes about 3 cups total

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of walnuts (raw if desired)
  • 3 cups almonds (raw if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

Lay out the walnuts and almonds on two separate baking sheets.

Toast the nuts @ 400 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes, or until fragrant. (SKIP THESE FIRST TWO STEPS IF YOU WANT RAW NUT BUTTER.)

Scoop almonds into blender.

Blend on high until the almonds because a meal.

Transfer the almond meal into a bowl. Add the Walnuts and salt to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

This might take some patience and lots of scraping the sides.

(though walnuts actually take less time to cream than peanuts do!)

Once the walnuts are creamy,

add the almond meal and blend until combined.


Pour into your container and store in the fridge. :)

Dive into this loveliness! :D I have already gone through my first jar and have already dug into the 2nd. :)

It is just SO delicious! I’ve been using it wherever I would use peanut butter. I’ve also been using it in my Protein Granola Bars, which will be one of the next recipes coming up.

What do you want next? My Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie? My Protein Granola Bars? Or my Fig Walnut Bread?

What is your favorite combination of nuts?

xoxox

LINK LOVE!

Hey my lovelies!

Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my post on 7 things about me. Thank you for all of your love and support on my SAT test coming up too! You guys are the sweetest! THANK YOU! I know I will do great because of all of your support! :)

Are you excited for May? I AM!

For me, the beginning of another month is like a new beginning.

To celebrate the beginning of something new, I wanted to show you some of the lovely recipes I have tried recently. I have tried so many of them from around the Blog world that I think I am going to have to be at least THREE PARTS of these!

LINK LOVE!

Remember in my last post what I had for breakfast?

It was Katie’s Baked Oatmeal Cake!

Oh my gosh.

I LOVE KATIE’S RECIPES!!! Every single one that I have tried, I have fallen in love with. I made this boatmeal more like this one, but in the shape of this one. Also, I topped mine just like Megan did when she tried it — with Peanut Butter! :D

I am hooked.

Carrie’s Banana-Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found these cookies on Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan’s blog.

In place of the Chocolate Chips, I used Raisins. The Raisins really work well, but I bet with the Chocolate Chips they would be even better! Chocolate makes everything better, am I right?! ;)

Up next, Heather’s Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Delicious!! :D I have wanted to make these ever since she posted the recipe. I must admit — the Pumpkin flavor isn’t very prominent, but they did taste good. :)

I topped mine with a simple garnish of pecans and cranberries.

You are probably aware (if you follow Carrie @ Moves ‘N Munchies blog) of her obsession with Bananas with Peanut Butter. :) She always has them as her snack, either just spread on top, or in a sandwich form.

I finally got around to making a Bananner Sandwich. Really, I had no excuse before (I had both peanut butter AND bananas); but I am sold now!!!

SO INCREDIBLE! I can see now how she has one every day (or two! or three!)

It is SO cute!

Nicole’s Low Sugar PB Oat Cookies!

I was out of Mini Chocolate Chips, but they were good without them!

Peanut Butter LUV!

Lastly, Kayla’s Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes.

These are her pictures (don’t worry, I got her permission:)). :) She topped her’s with her coconut banana butter.

The only modifications I made were, because I didn’t have any wheat gluten, I omitted it, and when I first made the batter, I found it a little runny, so I added 2 TB ground flax, which did the trick! (Kayla, just wondering, would the wheat gluten have made the batter thicker?)

TAKE A BITE! :D SAVOR IT!! ENJOY!!!

Which one looks the best?

Which one are you going to try?

Should I do more LINK LOVE posts? I definitely want to do more of these. They are so much fun!

xoxox

P.S. If you want, you can leave a link for a recipe you’d think I would like. I love trying new things. :)