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Walnut Milk

Hello all!  I hope the week is treating you right so far.

So how about those New Year’s resolutions.  Is anyone still sticking with theirs?  I think I heard once that two weeks is about the average for cutting ties with your resolution.  That sounds about right.  I mean, most resolutions are about weight loss and health, and how can you think about that when the stores are full of ooey-gooey, caramel-filled Valentine’s candy?  😉  Just kidding.

Well, as someone who likes to try to eat healthy…when a cinnamon roll isn’t anywhere nearby, that is…I like to make sure that I get a good serving of nuts.  All that healthy fat comin’ right for you.  Pow!  There are really some anti-nut people out there.  I understand if you’re allergic, but some people just don’t care for walnuts or almonds.  Not me.  I like all kinds.

And as a firm nut fan I also, of course, love nut milks of all kinds.  I’m a big fan of making my own milk.  I like to control the sugar that goes into it.  I mean, why not save the sugar for dessert, right?  🙂

I’ve made oat milk, rice milk, almond milk, and I never stop finding it fun.  Kind of like that time I made mozzarella cheese.  You just start feeling like a mad scientist…in a good way.  Just ignore my maniacal laughing.  😉

Walnut milk is thick, delicious, and just begging to be added to your next bowl of cereal.  Or just think of putting into your pancake batter.  Just think about that slightly nutty hint embodying those yummy flapjacks.  Doesn’t that make you want to make some right now?

Soaking time for your walnuts is really dependent upon you and how much time you want to devote to the process.  If you suddenly realize you’re out of milk and need some right now, I won’t tell anyone that you only soaked them for an hour.  It’ll be our little secret.  😉  And I promise the food police won’t come knocking on your door.  That being said, the longer you soak them, the better and smoother the whole mixture seems to be.  But use your own descretion.  Either way, you’ll end up with a healthy, delicious nut milk.

(From a walnut milk recipe on Better Homes and Gardens)

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Walnut Milk
  • 1 cup walnuts plus soaking water
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  1. Place walnuts in a small bowl with enough water to cover it by an inch. Allow to sit between 1 and 12 hours.
  2. Remove the walnuts from the water and rinse.
  3. Place the walnuts in a Vitamix or high powered blender with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Pulse until smooth. Store in the fridge.


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  • Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction January 25, 2017, 2:16 pm

    I have yet to try and make my own nut milk, but I am so tempted now! Looks delicious! 🙂

    • Amanda January 30, 2017, 1:19 pm

      Thanks, Marsha!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary January 26, 2017, 11:42 am

    I don’t make resolutions, so I’d say my year as far as that is concerned is juuuust fine. 😉 LOVE that you made walnut milk! Homemade anything is always way better! Can’t wait to give this a try!

    • Amanda January 30, 2017, 1:19 pm

      Thanks so much, Cheyanne!

  • Rachel @ Bakerita January 26, 2017, 1:42 pm

    Doing a Whole30 has been my New Years Resolution, and it’s still going strong! I still haven’t made my own nut milks though, which I’ve been meaning to do. Definitely going to try making this walnut milk soon, especially since it doesn’t require any straining. Yum!

    • Amanda January 30, 2017, 1:20 pm

      Thanks, Rachel!

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks January 26, 2017, 10:19 pm

    I’m not one for resolutions, but I am definitely on board with trying some walnut milk!

    • Amanda January 30, 2017, 1:20 pm

      Haha, my thoughts exactly! Thanks, Rachelle!

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