Pecan Butter (with a cinnamon twist)
With their naturally buttery composition, Pecans can make the most amazing nut butter you’ll ever taste. With the overwhelming health benefits of pecans and the incredible ease of turning them into butter, you’ll be earmarking this recipe to use over and over and over again! And the best thing – you can put your own unique twist on this recipe to customise it for a particular meal or event or even to suit your current favourite ingredient.
Pecan butter is perfect to spread on your morning toast, but it can be used on a wide range of dishes in a variety of ways:
– Take your desserts to the next level with a topping of pecan butter
– Serve a steak with some pecan butter and your favourite hot sauce
– Throw your guests a twist with some pecan butter on your next charcuterie board
Whatever you have planned, this pecan butter recipe can be tailored to suit your needs. And, well… it’s just so easy!
- 2 cups raw pecans
- 1 pinch ground himalayan rock salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon (to taste)
- Get your pecans nice and toasty. Toast in a large fry pan over medium to high heat, stirring constantly for 10-15 minutes, or until you start to smell the delicious aroma of toasted nuts. The longer the toast, the more pronounced the toasted nut flavour will feature in your butter.
- Blend it! Dump the deliciously toasted pecans in your trusty food processor or high speed blender and blend away. This step will involve blending for a few seconds before stopping to scrape the mixture off the sides – eat | blend | scrape | repeat.
This step can take a while, as the longer the blades are spinning, the hotter your mix will get. You will need to let the mixture cool occasionally, as too much heat will cause the oil in the pecans to separate and make the whole thing less delicious.
There is no magic trick here- just continue to blend with frequent breaks to scrape the mixture off the sides. Depending on the power of your food processor or blender, your mixture will start to take on a creamy texture after anywhere between 5 – 20+ minutes of blending.
- Once your butter has reached a rich, creamy texture that you’d be happy to eat by the spoonful, it’s time to add the finishing touches. We went with a pinch of ground himalayan rock salt and 1 tsp of cinnamon for a delightfully creamy cinnamon pecan butter.
Other intriguing additions to try instead of cinnamon include maple syrup, orange zest or cacao powder.
Try adding a touch of stevia or coconut sugar for some sweetness as well!