Roasted Pecan Butter

Allow me to introduce to you pure yumminess. Roasted pecan butter. I find this much tastier than almond butter and it’s also a lot easier to make. Almond butter requires a really long time in the food processor…like 15 minutes. A lot of people can’t make it because their food processor isn’t powerful enough. Problem solved….pecan butter.

Roasted Pecan Butter

Served any way you see fit. I personally liked it on top of my cinnamon pancakes. You could put it on toast, ice cream, cake…whatever!


Recipe:Β  Makes a heaping cupΒ 

Gluten-free (Make sure all ingredients are labeled to be in a gluten-free facility if you’re gluten sensitive in case of cross contamination)


3 heaping cups raw whole pecans

salt to taste


Pre-heat an oven to 300 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Spread out pecans on the pan evenly, making sure not to overlap them. Use 2 sheets if necessary. Bake for 12 minutes, just until starting to smell strong. Be careful not to overbake because they quickly can turn from done to burnt.


Remove them from the oven and pour into a food processor and add a few pinches of salt. Pulse for a full minute. Scrape the sides and pulse again for another minute or so until very smooth and creamy. Taste and add any more salt if desired. That’s it! Just make sure not to stop before it reaches the very velvety smooth consistency, like in the photo. It will be smoother than almond butter.




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50 Comments on “Roasted Pecan Butter”

  1. December 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM #


  2. December 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM #

    Normally pecans are not my favorite nut, but this sounds SO good!! And on those pancakes..YES!

  3. December 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM #

    Totally agree, almond butter is great but takes forever to make. I adore pecans and can’t wait to try this. Look forward to tomorrow’s recipe.

    • December 5, 2012 at 12:55 AM #

      Oh yes, this takes a fraction of the time in the food processor!! And so much creamier πŸ™‚

      • December 5, 2012 at 1:00 AM #

        I have a good food processor but almonds take forever and forget my blender, wish I had a vita mix. Pecans are so good this is so good to know.

  4. December 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM #

    Another recipe to spoon my friend I love this πŸ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. December 4, 2012 at 8:48 PM #

    Can I just say that it is a delight to come to your blog?! I love the recipes you have, as despite not being properly vegan- I do try to keep my baking mostly vegan (aside from the occasional treat!).

    • December 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM #

      Thank you so much Paola!! That is so kind of you to say! I’m so greatful for you visiting and hope you’ll enjoy my recipes!

  6. December 4, 2012 at 10:36 PM #

    I’ve seen pecan butter on other blogs, but haven’t taken the plunge, I think you’ve fully convinced me. My last batch of almond butter broke my “S” blade in the cuisinart and I had to order a new one….

    • December 4, 2012 at 11:33 PM #

      Oh no!! See, yeah I can’t make almond butter either…my processor wears out lol! That drinks that it broke your blade :(. I’ve actually never see pecan butter before and I love how pecans taste baked so I thought they would be amazing as a butter…it becomes so silky smooth, it’s amazing, and only takes a couple minutes!!

      • December 5, 2012 at 12:03 AM #

        It must be like that tahini dressing with different versions popping up everywhere πŸ™‚ I can’t even remember where I’ve seen it, but I think yours looks the smoothest and the prettiest! πŸ™‚

    • December 5, 2012 at 12:55 AM #

      Aww you’re so sweet, thank you!! πŸ™‚

  7. December 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM #

    I could eat that right now πŸ™‚ Looks fabulous!

  8. Tiffany Cockrell
    December 4, 2012 at 11:56 PM #


  9. December 5, 2012 at 1:34 AM #

    I could eat your pictures! I’d love to see what kind of dessert goes with this but as a topping for pancakes, it’s an inspired change from maple syrup.

    • December 5, 2012 at 1:52 AM #

      Thank you so much Joanie! You’re always so complimentary to my photos and that means so much to me. I truly appreciate it…I have really become passionate with it. Think classic with the dessert! It’s already been taste tested and approved by hubby and a good friend today who are brutally honest, so it’s a winner, lol! πŸ™‚

      • December 5, 2012 at 2:16 AM #

        It’s the ones who are near and dear to us who are our most ardent fans–and our most honest critics!

  10. December 5, 2012 at 2:30 AM #

    My goodness, this does look excellent. I love almond butter, so I know I’d really love this flavor!! xx

    • December 5, 2012 at 3:41 AM #

      Thank you so much Barbara….I like it better than almond’s a much smoother texture πŸ™‚

  11. petit4chocolatier
    December 5, 2012 at 2:37 AM #

    Brandi, this is absolutely perfect! It looks so great on pancakes! I cannot wait to see your dessert!!

    • December 5, 2012 at 3:42 AM #

      Thank you very much Judy…I truly appreciate your kind comment! πŸ™‚

  12. Healthy Glow Nutrition
    December 5, 2012 at 3:49 AM #

    This looks amazing! I love almond butter but have never made or tried pecan butter so this would be incredible! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

    • December 5, 2012 at 4:38 AM #

      Aww thanks Eva!! I hope you do try it and enjoy it…please let me know if you do! So good to hear from you πŸ™‚

      • Healthy Glow Nutrition
        December 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM #

        Thank you πŸ™‚ I will definitely try it. I am excited as I got a new blender for my birthday and it’s a powerful beast that I have been wanting for 5 years lol πŸ˜‰

  13. December 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM #

    Thank you for all the inspiration Brandi. I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster Award today!

  14. December 5, 2012 at 7:04 PM #

    This looks and sounds amazing! Do you happen to know why this is requires so little time in a food processor compared to making homemade almond butter?

    • December 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM #

      Thank you so much Leah!! Yes, pecans are a much softer nut and have more oil in them…also roasting them makes them even more easy to grind up because it warms them and releases their oils. It is so much smoother than almond butter. I was shocked at how easy it was πŸ˜‰

      • December 5, 2012 at 7:32 PM #

        This is brilliant. I’ve always kept my distance from making almond butter because I don’t have a super strong food processor but I absolutely can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • December 5, 2012 at 7:39 PM #

      Thank you so much! I know, my food processor basically sued trying to make almond butter, haha! So frustrating. Now I could care less, no need for it now! Hope you enjoy it. You could add cinnamon or sweetner too and really specify it to your taste πŸ™‚

  15. December 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM #

    MMMM,…your roasted pecan butter rocks! It looks so appetizing too!

    • December 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM #

      Thank you so much Sophie, it is so scrumptious and silky smooth!

  16. December 8, 2012 at 3:40 AM #

    This sounds incredibly good! Thanks!

  17. December 8, 2012 at 5:11 PM #

    YUM, love this!!

  18. December 21, 2012 at 1:16 AM #

    Holy poop that looks good! Hopefully I’ll be receiving a food processor for Xmas….

  19. Jenna77
    December 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM #

    I made this for the Supersized Chocolate Chip Cookies, and had some left over, so I spread it on my morning Ezekiel bread (I usually use natural, salted peanut butter or raw, unsalted almond butter). It tastes lighter, more delicate & slightly sweeter than peanut butter, but has more complexity than raw almond butter. My blender is not very strong, but it had no problem with this recipe. At first it looked like I was making pecan meal, but I kept blending, and like magic, this creamy deliciousness appeared. If you make it, it would be a crime to not make the Supersized Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are also on this blog.

    • December 29, 2012 at 3:31 AM #

      Thanks a million for your kind feedback Jennille!! I am so happy to hear you loved the pecan butter as well as the chocolate chip cookies!! They are a huge hit at my house as well!!! Thank you very much πŸ™‚


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