Monday, September 26, 2011

Walnut-Date Butter

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Kari's Walnut-Date Butter
(makes approximately 1 cup)

2 cups raw walnut halves or pieces
4 medjool dates, pitted and chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 tsp Kosher salt

Preheat oven to 325.

Spread walnuts on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes.

Transfer walnuts to food processor. Pulse to meal, then process 5 or 6 minutes, stopping now and then to scrape down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Add dates and salt; process 5 or 6 more minutes, scraping sides of bowl now and then, until a smooth consistency is achieved. Transfer to jar.

Nutrition per Tablespoon:  99 calories, 2g protein, 6g carb., 4.3g sugar, 1.2g fiber, 8g fat (1.1g omega 3, 4.8g omega 6)

sourdough toast with walnut-date butter and banana
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