Sweet Walnut Butter


    0.5 cup California Walnuts
    0.5 lb. butter, softened
    0.25 cup brown sugar
    2 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
    1.5 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    0.125 tsp nutmeg


    Lightly sweetened walnut butter with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla.


    Preheat oven to 350°F. Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes to lightly toast. Let cool.

    Coarsely chop walnuts and stir into butter in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.

    Transfer to a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a log about 1 1/2 to 2-inches in diameter. Fold over plastic wrap, then fold in the ends to seal tightly. Cover and chill until firm.

    To serve, cut into slices and serve over pancakes, waffles, French toast, biscuits or toast