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Walnut Butter

We suggest 2 slices of toast per meal for smaller eaters and 3-4 slices per meal for active adults and growing teens


Walnut & Pumpkin Seed Butter
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Walnut and seed spread

great toast option
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Packed Lunch
Cuisine: English
Keyword: batch cooking, budget meals, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Freezes Well, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 20 servings
Cost per portion 21p including bread
Calories: 194kcal
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  • 300 g walnuts
  • 80 g pumpkin seeds
  • 20 g sugar
  • 160 ml veg oil
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala


  • Pulverise the nuts, sugar, spice and seeds in your food processor until finely chopped.
  • Then drizzle in a thin stream of oil, until you've achieved a looseish consistency like the one in the image.
  • Serve 10g per piece of bread/toast and have 2-3 slices per breakfast depending on your energy needs. Make once in the month if you are following our meal planner.
  • Store in a large sterilised jam jar or two, or freeze until required. Keeps for 5 days in the refrigerator.

Equipment Needed

jar to store



Nutrition Facts
Walnut and seed spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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