Put this Homemade Easy Pecan Butter on EVERYTHING. It takes only 10 minutes and 4 ingredients from prep to finish and is made with all natural ingredients!
WATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE HOW IT’S MADE:
Let me tell you how my brain works when it comes to creating ideas for the blog. I have one main planner (Emily Ley), a white board, about 4 notepads, three adorable tiny idea notebooks (Kate Spade) and 1,256 iPhone notes. Yes, that’s the real number. The funny thing is I’m a really organised person, but my idea process is kind of insane.
Fortunately, that’s exactly how the idea for this pecan butter was born. And boy, I’m SO glad it was. Get ready to put this on every. single. thing.
For all my high school to uni to law school life, my friends have always thought of me as the organised one. Which is true: I’ve always had a planner since I was a kid (wasn’t I fun), I always planned every last detail, and I actually adore making lists. Like, on my resume for hobbies I should just add “enjoys swimming, cooking and making lists”.
I tried for a long time to tame my creative, Pisces, flower child side into one planner until I realised it just wasn’t going to happen. Now I allow myself to write jottings everywhere (cue 1,256 notes) from normal food ideas (yummy enchiladas because I made tacos and wanted to smother than in sauce) to the pretty crazy but ones I’m dying to do (prepare an entire Thanksgiving spread two weeks before thanksgiving just for the pictures and so I can do a guide for you all).
Anyway, I usually get my ideas while watching food network or making other recipes or eating food, aka all that I ever do. I was making a pumpkin spice granola (coming later this month woohoo!!) and “allowing it to cool completely” aka eating bits and pieces endlessly, when I was shocked at how amazing the pecans tasted once cooked and toasted. “Wow, I love pecans, they’re so good toasted.” “Hey Self!” I said to myself, “you know what would be good? Pecan butter. DO IT NOW.”
Then I basically made pecan butter the next night. I’ve made almond butter many times and knew that toasting any nut makes it fragrant and warms up the nut, so that was definitely happening. What I didn’t realise was that it actually cuts the nut butter making time in HALF. Almond butter usually takes me about 7 to 8 minutes, but when these pecans are toasted and warm, it only took two minutes. Two minutes later, LIQUID GOLD. Like seriously, that was the only terminology I could logically think of while staring at the beauty in front it.
This pecan butter is worth it in every single way. It’s so, SO easy to make and I’m kind of obsessed with how delicious it is. I’ve been putting it in my oatmeal, on toast, in my hand and pretty much everything possible. Now I want to make flourless pecan butter cookies which was my first thought after tasting these. I love that it’s just pecans, coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt. You could even use pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon if you wanted to, or half and half. Go wild, go crazy. Add cocoa powder if your heart desires.
I’m so doing that next time.
P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:
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