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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.

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


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

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66 Responses to “Vanilla Cinnamon Pecan Butter.”

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    Melissa — January 11, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    I’m the same way with pecans! Love them!

    If I had a food processor, I would try to make this. Maybe I can send the recipe to my mom… Haha!


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    Jess (Fit Chick in the City) — January 11, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and say that I just made a modified version of this and it is one of the best ideas ever! Thank you!


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    Jessica — January 11, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    Hey guys! I think mini food processors would be fine to use – just do it in small batches? If anyone does it, let me know!


  4. #
    stephchows — January 11, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    I have to say I love all nut butters… so I know this would be delicious!!!


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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat) — January 11, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    I agree 100%. Pecan butter=dessert. I could eat it by the spoonful…straight :) Next time, try adding some pumpkin butter and cinnamon. jlkasjkdjsakljdlaskjdklsadjas


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    Jenny — January 12, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    Mmm genius! Homemade nut butter always sounds so fun, gotta jump on that bandwagon eventually ;)


  7. #
    Holly — January 12, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    THIS LOOKS AMAZING! i love vanilla + cinnamon together!


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    Jessica (Fit and Clean) — January 12, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    I made it in my food processor and the taste was fantastic. It wasn’t creamy because I made it in my food processor. I added in an extra tsp. of oil thinking it would help but it didn’t. I LOVE the taste! I also wanted to let you know I linked back to the recipe on my blog!


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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — January 12, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    Wow… This looks amazing! I am a big fan of cinnamon, and I can almost taste this as I’m reading your post!


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    jim — January 23, 2010 @ 9:53 am

    Good information here. I enjoyed reading this and can’t wait for more. Keep up the good work.


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    Carter Oriley — May 6, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

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