Step aside peanut butter, it’s all about PECAN butter now. 🙂 This is definitely my absolute favourite nut butter I’ve ever tried to date. I actually intended to make almond butter but realized I didn’t have any almonds. Saw the bag of pecans and wow am I ever happy I went this route! Pecan butter is smooth and creamy and oh so delicious! Ready for this easy nut butter recipe? Let’s get right to it! 🙂
How do you make pecan butter?
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place your whole pecans or pecan pieces in a single layer and bake them for 5 minutes. Just enough to release some of the natural oils which will help them turn into delicious butter. Then remove from the oven and transfer them to your food processor, along with the salt and any optional ingredients. (I recommend BOTH but if you’re avoiding sugar, skip the coconut sugar.) You may also use a high speed blender, such as a Vitamix, but I find it easier to remove nut butters from a food processor. It will take a little longer in a food processor, but I find the simplicity of transferring it out later worth the extra couple of minutes.
Start processing your pecans on high speed. They’ll quickly break down and turn into a floury texture and slowly begin clumping together. Eventually, you’ll have a delicious creamy pecan butter. Depending on the strength of your food processor, it can take anywhere from 3-10 minutes to get your nuts from pecans, to flour, to nut butter. You may want to turn off your food processor and let it cool down every couple of minutes or so for a minute or longer to prevent it from overheating. Then transfer your pecan butter to a glass jar or container.
How to use homemade pecan butter?
You can use this nut butter in any way you’d use peanut or almond butter. Try it on toast, add it smoothies, make delicious pecan butter cookies, or just grab a spoon and dig right in. Yup, it’s that good!
If you enjoy this recipe, you might also like:
- Peanut Butter Hummus [Oil Free]
- Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Pecan Butter Cookies [V+GF+Oil Free]
- Peanut Butter Pancakes
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