Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Vanilla-Cinnamon Pecan Butter

I'm nuts about nuts, nut butter, and sweets!  So, here's a nut butter recipe that give a nice sweet-tinge to cure that sweet tooth and give you a nutritious bite.  The pecans grind up so much easier than using so many other nuts, especially raw almonds.  I LOVE using raw almonds for so many things (including eating by the handful) but it's treat to try grinding pecans vs. raw almonds.  They smooth out so nicely...


3 cups pecans
1/2 tbs cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
stevia, to taste
pinch of salt


In your food processor or high-speed blender (such as Vita-Mix) place the pecans and blend until you have a nice nut-butter consistency, using your tamper tool if using the blender.  Add the other ingredients and continue to blend until thoroughly mixed together (and smooth!).  Scrape nut butter from container and store in an airtight glass container (such a a reused nut butter jar!) in your fridge.

Spread on your favorite crackers, bread, muffins, etc... Yum-Yum!  I have a thing for these organic "corn thins" (pictured below) that are made of just organic corn and are very thin to help deliver that yummy nut butter into my tummy without the heaviness of bread or other carb-filled food.  This would also surely be divine on some Pumpkin Protein Muffins!

Also, check out this week's Wellness Weekend and Raw Foods Thursdays!


  1. mmm that looks yummy. I am having to put my son on a high calorie/fat/protien diet I think he would love this (except I would use sugar instead of stevia since we are trying to get him to gain weight :))

  2. You might also try some honey or grade-B maple syrup to add instead of sugar and get an added flavor and nutrition bonus. Grade-B has a more distinctive maple flavor than grade-A and it would compliment the other flavors nicely! You could even toast the pecans in the oven first to bring out the flavor (if you don't care for them to be raw). Yum-E!

  3. Oh that sounds wonderful! I love making almond butter but I've never tried pecans. Would you be interested in linking this recipe up to Raw Foods Thursdays? Here's a link to last week's event:


  4. Hi Heather,
    Thanks! Yes, I'd love to link it to your Raw Foods Thursdays! Thanks for finding me. :)


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