Homemade Cinnamon Walnut Milk is deliciously creamy and packed with nutrition. It's simple to make with just a few ingredients needed and only a few minutes of hands on time. Try it warm for the perfect cozy drink on a cold day!
Bored of the same ol' almond milk? Give this Cinnamon Walnut Milk a try. It's creamy with a delightfully nutty flavor that pairs lovely with warming cinnamon and maple syrup. It reminds us of the milk at the bottom of a bowl of one of those cinnamon cereals only better!
This walnut milk requires only a handful of easy to find ingredients.
- raw walnuts
- maple syrup
See recipe card for quantities.
The process for making this walnut milk is very simple. It's just three easy steps -soak walnuts to soften, blend until smooth and creamy and strain out the pulp.
Soak walnuts in water(not the filtered water listed in ingredients) for 6-8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse.
Combine walnuts and filtered water in blender. Blend until walnuts have broken down and look creamy.
Pour milk through a sieve, cheese cloth, nut milk bag or a clean lint free towel or cloth napkin into a bowl.
Stir in salt, cinnamon and maple syrup. Whisk together well to incorporate. Store in lidded jar in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Hint: Don't throw out the leftover pulp. You can use the walnut pulp after straining for a variety of things - give smoothies a nutritional boost, add it to overnight oats, or add extra flavor and texture to baked goods.
- Walnuts - instead of walnuts you can use another nut of your choice.
- Cinnamon - cardamom would also be very nice.
- Chocolate or Vanilla - instead of adding cinnamon add 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder or 2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
- Deluxe - try it warm for a cozy drink on cold days. Heat it in a pan on the stove over medium low heat until warmed to your desired temperature.
See this oat milk in 3 different flavors for another non dairy milk option.
A high speed blender will produce the best results however any blender should do the job. It may just take a couple of minutes longer to break the walnuts down fully.
Store milk in a sealed container in the fridge. Good for 3-4 days. The milk will separate as it sits. This is normal, give it a shake and it will come right back together.
This milk doesn't freeze well.
It is important to soak the walnuts for 6-8 hours or overnight. This softens the nuts making for a creamier milk. It also removes phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors allowing for better absorption of nutrients.
Walnut milk is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids that are known to reduce the risk of heart disease and support brain health. It also contains minerals including manganese, copper and magnesium.
Yes, we think so! It's creamy with an earthy flavor that pairs so nice with warming cinnamon and maple flavors.
Homemade walnut milk lasts 3-4 days in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Store bought walnut milk lasts a bit longer, usually 7-10 days.
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Cinnamon Walnut Milk
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 4 cups filtered water + more water for soaking
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoon maple syrup optional
- Soak walnuts in water(not the filtered water listed in ingredients) for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse.
- Combine walnuts and filtered water in blender. Blend until walnuts have broken down completely and look creamy.
- Pour blended milk through a sieve, cheese cloth, nut milk bag or a clean lint free towel or cloth napkin over a bowl. Fold up towel around the blended mixture and gently squeeze cloth to release milk into bowl. Discard remaining pulp in bag or save it for another use like adding to muffin mixes or smoothies.
- Stir in salt, cinnamon and maple syrup. Whisk together well to incorporate.
- Transfer milk to a container that seals and chill in the fridge until cold. Keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Walnut milk should be kept in the refrigerator to maintain freshness
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove