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too much walnut butter!

jmullen1251 Apr 23, 2009 11:37 AM

my wonderful bf went through a phase where he was very concerned with getting more omega 3's in his diet and went on a spree buying up every jar of walnut butter in the country...seriously...so NOW there's about 10 jars of the stuff and i would love to incorporate it into some recipes but don't really know where to start - just pure pureed walnuts, no additives. i have to say its delicious but there's only so many english muffins you can have slathered with the stuff - any ideas?

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  1. Botch Apr 23, 2009 01:04 PM

    Sub it for peanut butter for peanut-butter cookies. I'd also think that some african recipes that call for peanut-butter would be able to use it as an acceptable sub (like spicy beef-peanut stew, here's an example:

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    1. re: Botch
      thursday Apr 23, 2009 01:18 PM

      I had a great chocolate cake once that was basically plain ol' cake from a box, but instead of using icing between the layers, she used walnut butter. Frosted with chocolate icing mixed with walnut butter and decorated with walnut halves on top...soooo goood.

      1. re: thursday
        jmullen1251 Apr 27, 2009 11:46 AM

        holy hell that sounds delish! i'm trying it - thanks to you both for the suggestions! these freakin jars haunt me everytime i open the fridge:)

        1. re: thursday
          ChristinaMason Nov 13, 2009 07:08 AM

          oh my. yum.

      2. Bryn Apr 27, 2009 06:11 PM

        http://www.chow.com/recipes/13433?tag... The eggplant walnut dip with the walnut butter instead of the raw walnuts. Maybe a hummus with it without the Tahini.

        1. b
          Brandon Nelson Apr 27, 2009 07:48 PM

          Nuts are a frequent ingrediant in pesto. Try tossing some of that walnut butter into some warm pasta with some cheese and herbs.

          1. FoodFuser Apr 27, 2009 09:20 PM

            It does great in broccoli soups or pumpkin soups.


            1. pdxgastro Nov 12, 2009 07:46 PM

              Can you use it in place of peanut butter in recipes such as Chicken Satay and Sesame noodles?

              1. d
                dmd_kc Nov 12, 2009 08:12 PM

                Not a recipe, but if it's in plastic, you can freeze it.

                I love it, but walnuts sometimes give me a terrible allergic reaction -- so I generally avoid them in my own cooking. It's not every time I eat them, though, which is very annoying!

                1. w
                  weezycom Nov 13, 2009 07:01 AM

                  Mix with dark chocolate syrup until it's still spreadable/not runny and use as a filling for crepes.

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