Different varieties of nut butter seem to be all the rage these days. Turns out, nut butters are not that hard to make at home as long as you have a quality food processor. The fun part is that you can make endless varieties while saving some money too!
In our recent blog “ How The Foods You Eat Affect Your Sleep” we talked about various foods that provide melatonin, the sleep hormone that promotes restful sleep. With walnuts being one of the foods that provides melatonin, I decided to make this Cinnamon-Maple Roasted Walnut Butter as part of an evening snack.
Slather a bit of this nut butter on a fig cookie, graham cracker, slices of banana or apple, a fresh date, or some cubed roasted sweet potato. The walnuts, carbs, healthy fats, and bit of protein make for an excellent combo for a sleep-promoting evening snack!
The key with making nut butters at home is to roast the nuts prior to grinding them in your food processor. This helps them release their oils, which makes processing them into a smooth butter a breeze—without having to add oil. Definitely don’t skip this step!
Makes about 1 cup
This protein- and melatonin-rich food is ideal for a bedtime snack. Remember to avoid sugary foods, alcohol and caffeine too late in the day if you’ve got sleep problems.
And remember, sometimes your brain can use a natural sleep remedy to get back into its natural sleep patterns.
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