Pecan Butter: perfect as is, but add some pure maple syrup, and its just as ridiculous as it sounds. It’s literally the best thing ever. Ever, ever.
My first experience making nut butter in my vitamix was extremely scary. I was used to my old blender doing a horrible job blending up a ripe banana. So you could imagine my excitement when I had a whole jar of homemade almond butter in less than 3 minutes! It was smooth, creamy, and just the right amount of salty goodness.
I then broadened my horizons and made my first batch of pecan butter. Let me just say, my whole world changed. I mean, I love pecans so I knew it would be good … but daaaaaaang, this was life changing. I haven’t even thought about almond butter in months.
After I ate that batch, I made some pecan cashew butter. It was then that I knew I had a problem. I’m officially addicted to nut butters. Maybe I should check into a clinic or something?? I’ll look into it. 😛
But before I do that, I had to eat the pecan cashew butter. It’s as equally amazing as the others! I’ll have that recipe posted soon, because today I’m here to talk about
the my holy grail of nut butters thus far …
SALTED. MAPLE. PECAN. BUTTER.
I’m on my 3rd batch and not ashamed to say it. Luckily, I haven’t ate all of it. A few good friends and my mom have taken some to enjoy. My friend, Michelle, had hers for breakfast on toast with banana. A girlfriend at work came back to me after her lunch and said, “I just ate the entire jar with a spoon. Omg.” Ha! But my favorite way to have it (besides the obvious spoon) is on a sweet potato with something crunchy like granola or buckwheat groats. It’s the best. Honestly.
Salted Maple Pecan Butter
-Yields about 1½ pints-
• 16oz (1 lb) pecans
• 2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup
• ½-¾ tsp pink salt to taste
• In a high powered blender or food processor, add all the ingredients.
• Blend on low-medium speed, scraping sides as needed.
• Keep blending until a smooth consistency.
• Scoop pecan butter into a jar with a lid (may need more than one).
• Store in the pantry until ready to eat.