Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, October 25, 2013

Maple-Walnut Butter

A few months ago, Hubby and I were gifted with a few bags of homegrown, local, English Walnuts.  We cracked them all, and froze them.  I decided to make a butter spread with them.

Although I still have a bit of congestion and cough, I got up early and made the family French Toast for breakfast.  The butter is now "kid" tested, and approved.  I'm looking for more ways to sneak the nutrition of walnuts into our diet.  

A few years ago, I gifted my family Cinnamon Honey Butter, and it won over well.  This butter is another healthy, homemade gift idea. Here is the recipe:

Maple-Walnut Butter

1/2 cup organic butter 
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup pure maple syrup

optional:  1/4 tsp. cinnamon
(I put cinnamon in my eggs, so I don't add it to my butter)

Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl until well blended.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  

Yield:  Makes 1 1/4 cups.


Gayle said...

I can't wait to try this.....Thanks!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Hi Kristina
this sounds delicious. I bet it would be great on a bagel.
I'm curious when you say 'organic butter'...could you just make my own butter with cream (I know it has to be grass fed, etc to be organic)
I'm just curious about making fresh cream butter, I guess.
Also, can pecans be substituted for walnuts?
either way, I think this would be wonderful.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Pat, you could use any "real" butter for this, and yes I bet pecans would be good too. I used walnuts since we have so many of them in the freezer, and they are very healthy.