Creamy and Nutty: How to Make Walnut Butter in Your Blender

Did you know you don’t need to get your walnut butter from a store? With a good blender and the right ingredients, you could simply make your own walnut butter at home. This article will tell you all you need to know about how to make walnut butter in a blender, all the ingredients you need, and a few tips for making better quality walnut butter at home.

What You Need

  • Walnuts
  • Salt
  • An oven or stove
  • A powerful blender

How to Make Walnut Butter in a Blender  | A Step-by-Step Guide

Making homemade walnut butter with a blender is much easier than you think. While there are several ways to do this, here’s our most preferred way to make homemade walnut butter; it takes just 3 steps:

Step 1: Prepare the Walnut

We start by preparing your walnut for blending. There are several ways to do this, but we prefer the roasting method since that enhances the flavor of the butter and better extracts the oils in the walnut for better blending.

To roast your walnut, place it in an oven and roast at between 300 °F (150 °C) and 325 °F (165 °C) until the walnut has a darker, brownish-gold appearance. This will usually take between 8 to 12 minutes.

If you do not have an oven, you can heat the walnut on a stove until it has a similar brownish-gold appearance.

After roasting your walnut, leave it out to cool for a few minutes before placing it in a blender.

Step 2: Start Blending

Once cooled, its now time to process your walnut into walnut butter.

Place the roasted walnut into the blender (ensure not to fill the blender past half the capacity) and blend at max speed. Use your blender tamper to push nuts stuck at the top down into the blender blades.

The trick to getting the perfect blend though is to use a great high-performance blender like the Vitamix E310. Blenders like this come with powerful motors that can easily push the blades through the vicus mass of the nut butter. When using a less powerful blender, you might need to blend the walnuts multiple times to achieve the consistency you need. You might also want to add a little bit of oil to make blending a bit easier.

How to Make Walnut Butter in Your Blender

Making nut butter in a blender is a blending process that takes a significant amount of time, and walnut butter is no different. It is not uncommon for the walnut to blend for about 5 minutes before you start seeing that butter-like appearance and it will often take up to 10 minutes to get the desired consistency, even with a great blender like the Vitamix E310. For less powerful blenders, it could even take longer.

Step 3: Pour Into a Container

Congratulations, your walnut butter is ready to eat. You can pour your walnut butter straight into a container and start eating right off the bat. If you’d like to flavor or garnish your butter a bit more though, you might want to consider the following:

  • Add some salt for extra flavor.
  • Add some walnuts to give your walnut butter some extra crunch.
  • Add some honey to add some extra sweetness.

Now your walnut better is good to go and can be enjoyed as-is, used as part of a recipe for another meal, used as spread, or stored in a jar for later use.

Tips for Making Better Homemade Walnut Butter in a Blender

Using the steps above can help you make great walnut butter at home with just a blender. To get the best quality products, here are a few tips to follow:

●     Use a High-Performance Blender

If you will be making walnut butter, or any other nut butter for that matter, you’d need a powerful blender. A weaker blender might not be able to get you that butter-like texture you want and leave you with walnut powder instead. When choosing a blender to make nut butters, a blender with a peak wattage of over 1,000 W is the ideal choice.

●     Use a Tamper

When making nut butters in a blender, more often than not, some nuts will be stuck at the top of the pile. Without interference, chances are these nuts end up as large chunks that ruin the consistency of your nut butter. Use a blender tamper to push down these nuts to get them properly blended and the produced walnut blender much smoother.

●     Blend in Several Blend Cycles

Depending on the type of blender you’re using, you might want to blend in several blend cycles. For many low-performance blenders, making walnut butter is a demanding activity. Forcing such blenders through that process could damage them. Instead, blend for short periods of time till the blender has an easier time making the butter. The pulse function is a great feature to use at these initial stages.

●     Don’t Over Blend

Over-blending your walnut butter will damage the nutrient content of the blender. Always makes sure to turn off your blender as soon as you achieve the desired consistency.


A kitchen blender can do so much, and making walnut butter is one of them. Making homemade walnut butter with a blender can be done in the three steps mentioned above. For the best results, you’d need a high-performance blender like the Vitamix E310 to make your walnut blender at home. It is possible to use low-performance blenders, but this will require a bit more work and care and runs the risk of damaging your blender. Following the tips in this article will help prevent the chances of that happening, however.

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