Healthy Pecan Butter Recipe

I have to warn you that this homemade pecan butter is very addictive. It’s delicious, ultra creamy, rich in flavor and perfect for a healthy sweet tooth. You’ll even be tempted to finish this pecan butter with a spoon, and I can assure you it won’t last long.


Toasted pecans blended together in a food processor with a hint of maple syrup, a pinch of sea salt and a dash of other flavors like cinnamon or vanilla, is all you need for this absolutely amazing nut butter recipe. No added oil necessary!

Nut butter alone is an all-natural powerhouse of plant-based nutrition! It contains a good amount of protein and healthy fats as well as a concentrated amount of vitamins and minerals.

Like all homemade nut butter recipes, you’re in total control of the quality of the ingredients that go into your recipe. So if you’re looking for something that is vegan, gluten free, low in sugar, and without any saturated fat, this nut butter recipe is for you!

Ingredients for Pecan butter recipe

This recipe yields 1 cup of homemade pecan nut butter

  • 2 cups (400 g) raw pecans
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp sea salt to taste (optional)

Homemade Pecan Butter Recipe

Nothing could be easier than preparing this homemade pecan butter. Just toast the raw pecans, then blend them in a food processor and finally add your flavors.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Total time: 15 minutes

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180° C)

Step 2

Line your baking tray with parchment paper and spread the raw pecans evenly across the baking sheet.

Step 3

Place the pecans in your preheated oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes. The nuts should be golden brown but not burnt, so make sure you prevent overheating.

Step 4

Remove the pecans from the oven and let them cool down. Add the pecans to your food processor and blend until you get the desired creamy pecan butter texture (about 7 minutes for me but this time will vary depending on the power of your food processor).

Step 5

Add maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon, and blend for a few seconds to combine.

Step 6

Pour your homemade pecan butter into an airtight glass jar and store at room temperature.

Enjoy this delicious nut butter on a slice of warm banana bread or slice of toast.

Expert tips

The flavor of this pecan butter is only as good as the nuts you put in it. If possible, find fresh pecans from local or organic sources stored in your fridge for best results!

How to Serve Homemade Pecan Butter

Pecan butter like most nut butters is so versatile and can be served in so many ways. Here are a few of my favorite options:

  • Mixed in with gingerbread oats
  • Spread over sugar free pancakes
  • Add to the filling of dairy free cinnamon rolls
  • Spread on a warm slice of banana bread

How to store Homemade pecan butter

You can store pecan butter in an air-tight glass jar at room temperature or in the fridge. When stored in a refrigerator, pecan butter has a life span of about 1 month.

Other Nut butter variations

Making homemade nut butter will soon become just as addictive as eating them. Once you have succeeded in making one nut butter recipe, would will want to try them all. If you have caught the bug, then check out my other nut butter recipes:

Also, try this nut-free dark chocolate spread recipe if you have an allergy to nuts or just want to try something new.


A kitchen scale: For each of your recipes I advise you to always use a kitchen scale. This element is essential for the success of any recipe.

A food processor, to make pecan butter with the right level of creamy texture. If you don’t have one, consider a high speed blender, but it is not the best utensil for this recipe, I have tried using my Vitamix for nut butters before but always ended up finishing the recipe off with my food processor.