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Salted Maple Pecan Butter

Salted Maple Pecan Butter | My Skinny Sweet Tooth

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.

Salted Maple Pecan Butter | My Skinny Sweet Tooth

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 …


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-

Salted Maple Pecan Butter | My Skinny Sweet Tooth


• 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.
• Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Salted Maple Pecan Butter”

    1. I made this recipe when I wasn’t following Weight Watchers so I’m not honestly sure. I don’t know how many servings I ended up getting so my calculations wouldn’t be accurate. Plus, I would use a sugar free syrup next time to lower the smart point value. Sorry I can’t give you an answer 😦


  1. Amazing …. but everything you do is amazing!!!!!!!! I used sugar-free maple syrup for my recipe. I even bought maple extract, but I could not get the pecans to breakdown. Might try a different trick next time. I am curious, my butter seems oily, is that common for pecans? I never notice that with any other nut. Just wondering if you experienced the same? Or I blended for too long?


    1. Aww thank you, Michele! Did you roast your pecans? I prefer to use pecans because they seem to blend easier compared to almonds. As far as being oily, I do need to stir it if it has sat for a while as natural separation occurs. I wish I could pinpoint the issue, but I’m not sure. Maybe the extract caused it to seize up?


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