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Kari's Walnut-Flax Butter with Pumpkin Pie Spice
(makes 1 cup)
2 cups walnuts
1/4 cup golden flax seeds
4 medjool dates, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2 Tbsp molasses
2 tsp cinnamon
3/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/16 tsp ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350.
Spread walnuts and flax seeds on a baking sheet and toast in oven 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes.
Transfer walnuts and flax seed to food processor. Process 5 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
Add dates and molasses; process 5 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
Add cinnamon, sea salt, ginger and cloves; process 4 to 5 minutes or until as smooth as desired.
Transfer butter to jar and store in refrigerator.
Nutrition per tablespoon: 130 calories, 10.7g fat (1.9g omega-3, 5.7g omega-6), 2.8g protein, 8.5g carb., 2.3g fiber, 5g sugar