Cinnamon Walnut Butter

\n\nSometimes you just have this craving for something in the middle of your day to just fill you up enough to get to dinner without completely pigging out on chips or crackers. I typically find that with a spoonful of peanut butter and some apples or bananas this does the trick for me. This is a healthy protein packed nut butter mixing the real nutty flavor of walnuts with the creamy texture of raw cashews that also add just a hint of sweetness to the butter.\n\nThis is great to just have in your fridge for those times of afternoon cravings, remember that most nut butters last for about a month refridgerated. However if you are like us this won't last for much longer than a week... if even! In the refridgerator this butter will harden up a bit and be hard to spread if that is the case just warm it up a tad and it will soften right up.\n\nThis is also a really nice flavor to spread of morning toast or as Megan like it in a bowl of oatmeal. The cinnamon and vanilla flavoring brings an almost dessert feel to your average nut butter so naturally this would probably (haven't tried it) would be a great peanut butter substitute for your favorite cookie recipe. In order to bring a creamier (think Jiff, Peterpan, etc) consistency to this butter at the last 1-2 minutes of blending add some of your favorite baking oils adding to the natural oils of the nuts.\n\n### Cinnamon Walnut Butter <a style="padding-left: 25px;" href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flifewiththemacks.com%2Fcinnamon-walnut-butter%2F&media=https%3A//lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DjuguWUKJXU/U0CE3A_wCdI/AAAAAAAARZY/hmWRY4l_-Qw/w949-h633-no/DSC_1076.jpg&description=Cinnamon%20Walnut%20Butter" data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="beside"><img style="display: inline" src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_gray_20.png" />\n\nYields: 4-6 servings\nTotal Time: 15 minutes\n\n#### Ingredients\n1 1/2 cup Walnuts (raw)\n1 cup Cashews (raw)\n\n1/8 Tsp Sea Salt\n1/4 Tsp Vanilla\n1/2 Tsp Cinnamon\n1/2 Tsp Honey (optional)\n\n1 Tbsp Olive Oil (optional, for texture)\n\n#### Method\n\n1. Put all the nuts into the blender / food processor (or Vitamix if you have one)\n\n2. Blend the nuts on high (Variable #8) for 4-5 minutes. When you hear a load banging sound keep going for 1-2 minutes as this will heat the nuts to enabled a smoother texture. At this point the butter should be mixing smoothly.\n\n3. Add salt, vanilla, cinnamon and honey (optional) and continue blending at medium-high (Variable speed #6) for another 1-2 minutes. At this point you may choose to add Olive Oil in the amount suggested or more to get the texture you are looking for. Though this isn't nessecary.\n\n#### Pictures\n\n

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