Pumpkin Walnut Butter Recipe
1 1/2 cups walnuts
1 T coconut oil
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
4 servings vanilla protein powder (I used Promasil because it contains no sugar)
2 c pumpkin
Mix walnuts and coconut oil in a large food processor until nuts are chopped well. Add remaining ingredients and process until thoroughly blended.
Makes approximately 4 cups. Divided into half cup servings, nutrition facts:
18 g Fat
9 g Carbs (5g fiber / 3 g sugar)
17 g Protein
Clearly, this is a low carb, high fat dessert. It is not overly sweet, maybe not sweet enough for you. I personally believe recipes are merely guidelines... suggestions. I will continue to play with this recipe. Here are some things that I will be trying:
- Removing the coconut oil-- I added it to help the walnuts form butter better.
- Adding more pumpkin-- this will reduce fat slightly per serving, but will probably mean an increase in sweetener is needed
- Adding sweetener-- I prefer Stevia. However, if you aren't low carb, pure maple syrup would be an amazing flavor and sweetness addition!
- Adding apple sauce-- my son suggested this, and I might just try it! It would add sweetness and carbs.
If you try the recipe and tweak it, let me know how it goes!