Black Walnuts have a unique flavor that sets them apart from other walnuts. Their slightly sour undertones are balanced nicely in this recipe with maple syrup and sea salt. This nut butter makes for a great spread on sandwiches with your favorite jam.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min

Black Walnut Butter
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 1 1/4 cups

  • 1 Cup Black Walnut Pieces

  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

  • 1 Teaspoon Vegetable Oil

  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread Black Walnut Pieces on baking tray and place in oven for 10 minutes.

  2. Place cooled walnuts in food processor and pulse to a powder consistency. Scrape the processor bowl occasionally and run continuously to form a paste.

  3. As the paste loosens into a more buttery texture drizzle in the oil slowly. Finish by pulsing in maple syrup and salt. Store in clean, tightly sealed jar in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.