This homemade pecan butter recipe is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients! If you’re a big fan of pecans, you love this delicious nut butter.
There are many types of butters available and pecan butter is one that’s a real treat! I love toasted pecans on my salads and enjoy baking pecan pie. Pecans are rich in healthy fats and are part of a healthy diet. Pecan butter is just assay to make as any other homemade nut butter. All you need is a food processor or high-speed blender and raw pecans to create your own pecan butter.
How To Make Pecan Butter
For this recipe you will need two cups or raw pecans, and optional additions like coconut oil, sea salt and maple syrup.
Start by toasted the pecans on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread the pecans on a single layer on the sheet and toast for 5-8 minutes at 370 degrees. They will be golden brown and toasted. Make sure not to toast them for too long or they will burn.
Next, remove the warm pecans from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, pour the pecans into a food processor and add optional coconut oil, salt and maple syrup.
Process until a creamy butter forms and has the same consistency as peanut butter. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and blend again until all the pecans have been processed.
Store the creamy pecan butter in a glass mason jar or any airtight storage container at room temperature. This easy homemade pecan butter tastes amazing as a dip for apples or over whole grain toast.
How To Use: Use pecan butter as you would any other nut butter. My favorite way to use this nut butter is to top it on my morning toast, add it to overnight oats or smoothies and add a few dollops to my ice cream.
Vanilla Flavor: Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla powder (from vanilla beans) to the nut butter to add a sweet vanilla flavor. You may sweeten this creamy nut butter with honey or maple syrup.
Chocolate Flavor: Add a few tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the smooth pecan butter to a chocolate flavor. Add a touch of sea salt for flavor!
Maple Pecan Butter: Sweeten the pecan butter with maple syrup and brown sugar and add a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin spice. This flavor is my favorite in Fall and Winter.
How long does homemade pecan butter last?
You can store this butter at room temperature for several weeks, or in the refrigerator for up to two months.
Do you need whole or pean halves to make this?
Either will work! I used pecan halves, since that is what was available at my store.
Can I freeze pecan butter?
Yes, pecan butter can be frozen for longer-term storage. Transfer it to a freezer-safe container or an ice cube tray, and it will last for several months in the freezer. Thaw it in the refrigerator before use.
Do I need to add any other ingredients to the pecans?
No, you don’t need to add any additional ingredients to make pecan butter. However, you can add a pinch of salt or a sweetener like honey or maple syrup if desired.
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How To Make Your Own Pecan Butter
This delicious homemade pecan butter has a lovely toasted flavor and is amazing as a replacement for peanut or almond butter.
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups whole or halved pecans
- Optional: sea salt, coconut oil, maple syrup or honey
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Spread the pecans on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Place the tray into the preheated oven and toast for 5-8 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Once cooled, pour the toasted pecans into a food processor and process until it reaches a desired consistency. At this point you may add other ingredients to flavor the pecan butter. Vanilla and maple syrup are my favorite additions but plain sea salt is good too.
- Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and blend again until all the pecans have been processed.
- Once combined, pour the nut butter into a container and store at room temperature for couple of weeks or store in the refrigerator for up to two months.
- Note: After sitting you may see oil separation. Simple mix the nut butter to incorporate the oil back into the nut butter.
- Vanilla Flavor: Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla powder (from vanilla beans) to the nut butter to add a sweet vanilla flavor. You may sweeten this creamy nut butter with honey or maple syrup.
- Chocolate Flavor: Add a few tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the smooth pecan butter to a chocolate flavor. Add a touch of sea salt for flavor!
- Maple Pecan Butter: Sweeten the pecan butter with maple syrup and brown sugar and add a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin spice. This flavor is my favorite in Fall and Winter.
- Serving Size: 2 tbs
- Calories: 220
- Fat: 18g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 3g