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