Friday, January 27, 2006
RECIPE ~ Walnut Butter
Walnut is an excellent nut containing protein, iron and essential fatty acids. Use this spread on toast, pancakes, or in cookie recipes! Makes 1 cup.
1 1/2 cups toasted walnuts*
1 Tbsp olive oil or as needed*
1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup*
pinch of salt*
To toast the walnuts, spread on a baking sheet and heat in a 200 degree oven for 5 minutes or until fragrant and lightly browned.
In a small food processor, place the walnuts and start the machine. In a slow and steady drizzle, pour in the olive oil. If after 1 tablespoon it isn't coming together, pour in 1 teaspoon at a time until it does. Stop the machine often to scrape down the sides. When it forms "butter", add the salt and sweetener then stop the machine.
Store in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to one month.
* FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
KAPHAS should avoid walnuts but this recipe is great using almonds instead; use sunflower oil; omit salt
PITTAS walnuts occasionally is fine, but almonds are better; use maple syrup instead of honey; omit salt