Pecan Butter

Pecan Butter


This variation of the more popular peanut butter is for those of us who love pecans. Since pecans are naturally oily, they only need a little additional salt and some optional cinnamon for extra flavor to be turned into delicious nut butter and spread.

Your Grocery List

Pantry Items

  • Pecans (whole, chopped, etc. doesn’t really matter since we’re putting them in the food processor, just make sure there’s no shell involved)
  • Ground cinnamon (optional, for flavor)
  • Sea salt (optional, but recommended, for flavor)

Equipment/Tools You’ll Need

  • Food processor or blender
  • Rubber spatula
  • Mason jar or tupperware, for storage

Ways to use pecan butter

  • Spread onto toast, bagels, pound cake, or banana bread
  • Stir into your favorite ice cream
  • Make pecan butter cookies and other pecan-flavored desserts
  • Add it to milkshakes and smoothies
  • Make a pecan butter and jelly sandwich
  • Just eat it off of a spoon!

Pecan Butter

A deliciously simple nut butter.
Cook Time 15 mins
Optional Roasting Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Condiment
Servings 8 oz


  • Baking sheet for roasting, optional
  • Food processor or blender
  • Rubber spatula
  • Mason jar or tupperware for storage


Roasting the pecans

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spread pecans into an even layer on a baking sheet and toast them for 10-15 minutes or until fragrant. Let the nuts cool.

Making and storing the pecan butter

  • Transfer cooled nuts to a food processor or blender and pulse until the pecans turn into a paste. Continue processing until the pecans reach a smooth consistency. Add cinnamon and salt and continue blending until fully incorporated.
  • Store pecan butter in a mason jar or airtight tupperware container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.


  • The time it takes to blend the pecans down into a butter will vary between 5-10 minutes depending on the food processor or blender you're using.
  • After storage, the oils will begin to separate from the pecan in your spread. Just stir to combine the two and the pecan butter will be ready to use again.
  • Pecan butter will last in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
  • Adding salt and cinnamon is optional and for flavor only. Feel free to experiment with other add-ins like vanilla or maple extract, nutmeg, honey, and orange or lemon zest.
Keyword Pecan

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