Vanilla Cinnamon Pecan Butter.

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I have always loved peanut butter, but when it comes to other nut butters – walnut, cashew, and almond – I don’t really care for them. It is most likely because they are not sweet enough for me. I have the sweetest teeth ever, if you couldn’t already tell.


Pecans are one nut that I truly love. Sure, I love them candied, in pie, and in ice cream, but I also love them plain, in salads, and crusted on meat or fish. Sweet or savory, I think they are fantastic.



What I love most about this pecan butter? I know exactly what is in it. Even when nutrition labels say the nut butter contains only nuts, I still am a bit skeptical. I prefer making it myself.

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I used my large food processor for this one. I have the biggest food processor you can get, and it is a beast. This nut butter was finished in 1-2 minutes.

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I added in vanilla extract, cinnamon, sea salt, and the tiniest drip of canola oil – literally less than a teaspoon. Not only did it look amazing, but it tasted fabulous, too. It was impossible not to taste it straight out the appliance. We know that is not unusual for me. :)




It came out beautifully! I love the creamy texture and the hint of spice.

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It would be perfect in oatmeal, in yogurt or ice cream, and is incredible with fruit. It may even be good on veggies, but since I don’t let those things enter my home, I wouldn’t know. We keep security tight at this house. No veggies allowed.





It was perfect on a banana.

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Vanilla Cinnamon Pecan Butter

Makes ~3/4 cup

10 oz whole pecans

1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon (more or less, depending on how you want it)

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon canola oil

Add pecans into food processor and grind until the become pasty. Add in vanilla, cinnamon, and oil and process until creamy, roughly 1-2 minutes.

Serve on toast, fruit, yogurt, ice cream, or whatever you desire.


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This pecan butter is like eating dessert. Give it a go. Report back! :)