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Pecan Butter That Tastes Like Pie

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Super easy to make, loaded with healthy fats, low in sugar, and high in PIE flavor, this pecan butter is such a great alternative to the same old peanut or almond butter.


Hi Bold Bakers!

If we’ve never met before, let me introduce myself. I’m Olivia Crouppen, Gemma’s Culinary Assistant and Bigger Bolder Baking’s resident alternative baker. You may have seen me in a few other Bigger Bolder Baking videos like Homemade Twix Bars and Gemma Eats: Disneyland Food. As a baker with a passion for creating sweet treats that cater to a variety of lifestyles from vegan to Keto and everything in between, I’m here to share with you my holistic twist on all of the classic sweets I can’t live without.

Well, the name of this recipe kind of says it all. This is one of my favorite things to make all year round, Pecan Butter that Tastes Like Pie. Super easy to make, loaded with healthy fats, low in sugar, and high in PIE flavor, this pecan butter is such a great alternative to the same old peanut or almond butter.

From spreading on apples or bananas as a snack, to using as a base for your favorite energy balls and smoothie bowls, consider this pecan butter your new go-to!

Are pecans good for you?

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I feel like when it comes to healthy benefits, pecans seem like an underdog when in actuality they’re winning the race. Unlike peanuts (which are actually a legume and not a nut), pecans are absolutely loaded with vitamins and minerals.

From maintaining healthy skin and hair to keeping you satiated and increasing metabolism, the list of things pecans can do for you is almost endless. Besides having such amazing flavor, pecans are loaded with manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. This alone is enough to get me excited about pecan butter, but then I went and made it taste like a pie!

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How do you make pecan butter?

Making my pecan butter taste like a pie is way easier than you think. The only ingredients in this pecan butter are pecans, Lakanto Maple Syrup, a pinch of salt and cinnamon.

After blending for just about 5 minutes these ingredients are magically transformed into a pecan pie flavored butter. No matter what I add this butter to, or put it in, it puts a smile on my face. The texture is rich and thick, and the flavor is literally that of my grandma’s homemade pecan pie.

How to use pecan butter

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Pecan butter can be used in all the same ways other nut butters are used, from adding to your baked goods to spreading on a slice of my low carb banana bread. It’s extremely versatile. The extra thick texture really lends itself to being made into homemade protein balls or “energy balls,” fat bombs, and all kinds of healthy fudge and truffles.

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Spread the flavor of pecan pie wherever you want.
Pecan Pie Butter
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Super easy to make, loaded with healthy fats, low in sugar, and high in PIE flavor, this pecan butter is such a great alternative to the same old peanut or almond butter.

Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Ingredients
  • 4 cups (20oz/569g) pecan, toasted
  • 1/4 cup (2 ½ oz/71g) Lakanto Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Combine the pecans, Lakanto Maple Syrup, salt, and cinnamon in your food processor or blender. 

  2. Blend for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, scrape down the sides of the food processor or blender. If you like your nut butters smooths blend for another 2-3 minutes or until you have a smooth creamy butter.

  3. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 months. 

Recipe Notes
  • If you do not want to use Lakanto Maple Syrup you can use regular maple syrup or honey but the butter will not be sugar-free. 
Nutrition Facts
Pecan Pie Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoons)
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Rhea on October 18, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Olivia,

    The Lakanto Maple Syrup will be impossible to get where I am (the Philippines). I was wondering if I can use a sugar substitute like erythritol instead – I am on Keto and that is what I use in my Keto Brownies.

    Thanks,
    Rhea

    • Gemma Stafford on October 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

      Hi Reha,
      Yes! really a light honey would work too, but erythritol or xylitol, with a little extra sweetness from Stevia or Monk fruit, if that is to your taste will work very well here. The important thing for many bakes is that the sugar sub will caramelize, and the alcohol sugars will do this. Carry on, all will be well,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Janet on October 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Thank You for all the Keto recipes. I just ordered and recieved my order of Bocha Sweet and it is unbelievable. It taste like sugar and No after taste. Also it measures just like sugar and has the same texture. Super excited to try your Keto recipes using this.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 10, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Hi Janet,
      That is really great, and what a lovely product. This is extracted from a pumpkin, all natural, and ideal for keto and people with diabetes.
      The only thing I think it will be an issue for is caramelizing, and this can be an issue for some cookies, for condensed milk etc.
      The company has a website so they should be able to advise. However, for much of your baking it will be perfect, and a great choice for you.
      I hope you enjoy your baking now,
      Gemma 🙂

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