If you've ever felt slightly swindled while shopping for a peanut butter alternative that doesn't cost the same amount as a weeknight dinner for four, this homemade pecan pie butter is here to soothe your wallet and your taste buds. In an Instagram post on Dec. 3, cookbook author Liz Moody shared her recipe for the 4-ingredient treat, which only calls for pecans, salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Plus, it's ready in five minutes — all you need is a food processor.
"I like to eat it with apples, spread some on sourdough toast, and even use it to make my famous Best Healthy Cookies," Liz captioned the recipe video. "Basically, it turns everything it touches to gold." Liz also mentioned that the spread makes an amazing homemade gift for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions. All you have to do is pop it in a cute jar, tie a decorative ribbon around the lid, and gift away! Take a look at the full pecan pie butter recipe ahead, and see more healthy nut butter recipes here.
- 3 cups raw pecan pieces
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Lay the pecans on a parchment-lined baking sheet and toast until fragrant and golden, for about 10 minutes.
- Add the toasted pecans to a food processor and process them for about 3-5 minutes, or until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides if necessary.
- Add in the cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup and process for 30 seconds.
- Transfer the nut butter to a small jar and store in the fridge for up to one month. Enjoy!
- 1 small jar
- Total Time
- 4 minutes, 59 seconds