With just a few ingredients and 10 minutes, you can enjoy this pecan butter recipe. It is perfect paired with fruit, crackers, or eaten by the spoonful 😉
How to make this recipe:
All you have to do is toast the pecans for a few minutes, pour them in a food processor or blender, and blend for a minute or two. Add in the salt, cinnamon, and honey and it’s ready to go!
Tips for making this recipe:
- Don’t skip toasting the nuts, it gives it SO much flavor and helps it blend easier.
- If you don’t have a food processor, use a high speed blender instead. It might take a little longer to come together, but should still work.
- If you prefer plain nut butters, just add salt and skip the cinnamon and honey.
- If you’re blending and blending and its not turning into nut butter, add a splash of olive oil to help it along.
Is Pecan Butter good for you?
Yes! Pecans are considered a heart-healthy nut, with a good blend of monounsaturated fats – studies have even shown they may help lower LDL (aka “bad”) cholesterol. They also contain polyphenols, which are antioxidants that fight free radical damage, so they are a great addition to a healthy diet.
What does pecan butter taste like?
If you’ve eaten a toasted pecan, that’s what it tastes like, just creamy and smooth instead of crunchy like toasted pecans.
Which is the healthiest nut butter?
It’s so hard to choose just one, since different nuts have different benefits. Almond butter, cashew butter, and hazelnut butter, like pecan butter, have fats that may help lower heart disease risk. Since each type of nut has a different blend of certain fats, vitamins, and minerals, the best approach is to eat a variety of nut butters, or even blend 2-3 different kinds of nuts and seeds into your butters.
Does pecan butter need to be refrigerated?
Yes, you can store it safely in the refrigerator for at least 3 months.
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With just a few ingredients and 10 minutes, you can enjoy this healthy pecan butter. It is perfect paired with fruit, crackers, or eaten by the spoonful
2 cups raw pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spread pecans on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until they start to lightly brown. Immediately transfer pecans to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, stopping and scraping down the bowl as needed. Add salt, honey, and cinnamon and blend until combined. If your pecan butter isn’t getting smooth, add a little olive oil and continue blending.
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