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Homemade Pecan Butter

How to make pecan butter with this easy recipe. It takes only 5 minutes using your food processor or a high speed Vitamix blender. This easy homemade pecan butter recipe includes tips, tricks and step-by-step instructions and photos for the creamiest pecan butter.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade nut butter, pecan butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 98 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) raw unsalted pecans (can also buy preroasted pecans)

Optional add-ins:

  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt to taste
  • ground cinnamon to taste
  • sweetener: monk fruit, maple syrup or honey , to taste



  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and spread a single layer of nuts on a large-rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 8-10 minutes, mixing half-way. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, until no longer hot (warm is okay).


  1. Add the (roasted or unroasted) nuts to a high-powered blender like a Vitamix (fitted with the four-blade attachment) or a food processor. Process on high speed until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently.

    You’ll notice that the nuts will go through various stages:

    CRUMBY TEXTURE: First, you’ll notice that the nuts will look like crumbs.

    CLUMPING INTO A BALL: then they’ll start clumping up into a ball.

    SANDY / GRITTY PASTE: Keep processing and the clump will break down and start to turn into a gritty paste.

    CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER: Finally, the nut butter will get smooth and spreadable and you’ll end up with creamy peanut butter. 

  2. Once the mixture is creamy, you can add optional salt, sweetener or add-ins of your choice.

  3. Allow to cool down slightly before transferring to a glass jar. Seal and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 weeks.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pecan Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1 tablespoon))
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.