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Pecan Butter That Tastes Like Pie

5 from 3 votes
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.
Spread the flavor of pecan pie wherever you want.

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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Pecan Pie Butter

5 from 3 votes
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.
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Servings: 16
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.
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Servings: 16

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

  • Combine the pecans, Lakanto Maple Syrup, salt, and cinnamon in your food processor or blender. 
  • 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.
  • 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*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jaime Bravo
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Jaime Bravo
7 months ago

Do you need to toast the pecans in the oven before putting them in the food processor?

Paige
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Paige
10 months ago

Hi Gemma,

I was wondering if the pecan could be substituted with walnut, or perhaps half and half.

Thank you.

Rhea
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Rhea
1 year ago

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

JanieDee
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JanieDee
1 year ago

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.

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