Roasted pecan butter with apples is one of my favorite paleo and vegan friendly snacks, since it satisfies my sugar cravings without adding natural sweeteners. Although, maple syrup or honey would taste great with pecans.
The pecans blended very easily in the food processor. Pecans are soft with a lot of natural oil so you don’t need to add any additional oils to blend it up either. Just be patient with the food processor and mix often, maybe every minute or two, to get the pecans completely blended. I’ve made this with cashews before, and it took a lot more time, so pecans are a great beginner nut butter to try to make yourself.
I suggest roasting the raw unsalted pecans for 5 minutes ahead of time. This allows you to control the amount of salt, plus when I bought pecan butter already made at the farmer’s market, the vendor said the raw pecan butter went bad quickly in the fridge. So, either make sure you eat it within a couple days to a week, or roast it first, and it should last a bit longer. Honestly, between my husband and I, the pecan butter will be gone in a day, two at most.
- 4 cups of unsalted raw pecans
- ¼ tsp of sea salt
- 4 granny smith apples
- Roast pecans on cookie sheet for five minutes at 350 degrees fairenheight.
- Then add, roasted pecans to food processor and blend. Mix often about every minute or so, to help pecans blend. This should take 10-15 minutes. Pecans are soft and have a lot of oil, so it shouldn't take that long.
- When it looks creamy, mix in sea salt.
- Slice apple and serve.
This recipe is featured on the Fast and Easy Paleo Link Party by Paleo Magazine.