Roasted Pecan Butter

Roasted Pecan Butter

Allow me to introduce to you pure yumminess. Roasted pecan butter. I find this much tastier than almond butter and it's also a lot easier to make. Almond butter requires a really long time in the food 15 minutes. A lot of people can't make it because their food processor isn't powerful enough. Problem solved....pecan butter.

This is so creamy and delicious that oil isn't even needed, it is an oil-free nut butter!

Served any way you see fit. I personally liked it on top of my Life Changing Pancakes. You could put it on toast, ice cream, cake...whatever! But they are the absolute secret and star in my Pecan Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

It only requires just 1 ingredient, obviously pecans! You can add salt it you like, but it's not necessary. Roast them and blend in your food processor to end up with the silkiest, dreamiest nut butter you've ever tasted.

Roasted Pecan Butter

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 3 heaping cups raw pecan halves
  • salt to taste, optional


  1. Preheat an oven to 300 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Spread out pecans on the pan evenly, making sure not to overlap them. Use 2 sheets if necessary. Bake for 12 minutes, just until starting to smell strong. Be careful not to over bake because they quickly can turn from done to burnt.
  3. Remove them from the oven and pour into a food processor and add a few pinches of salt. Pulse for a full minute. Scrape the sides and pulse again for another minute or so until very smooth and creamy. Taste and add any more salt if desired.
  4. Just make sure not to stop before it reaches the very velvety smooth consistency, like in the photo. It will be smoother than almond butter and very much like a liquid.


  1. Delicious!
  2. Normally pecans are not my favorite nut, but this sounds SO good!! And on those pancakes..YES!
  3. Totally agree, almond butter is great but takes forever to make. I adore pecans and can't wait to try this. Look forward to tomorrow's recipe.
    • Oh yes, this takes a fraction of the time in the food processor!! And so much creamier :)
      • I have a good food processor but almonds take forever and forget my blender, wish I had a vita mix. Pecans are so good this is so good to know.
  4. Another recipe to spoon my friend I love this :) Cheers Choc Chip Uru
  5. Can I just say that it is a delight to come to your blog?! I love the recipes you have, as despite not being properly vegan- I do try to keep my baking mostly vegan (aside from the occasional treat!).
    • Thank you so much Paola!! That is so kind of you to say! I'm so greatful for you visiting and hope you'll enjoy my recipes!
  6. I've seen pecan butter on other blogs, but haven't taken the plunge, I think you've fully convinced me. My last batch of almond butter broke my "S" blade in the cuisinart and I had to order a new one....
    • Oh no!! See, yeah I can't make almond butter processor wears out lol! That drinks that it broke your blade :(. I've actually never see pecan butter before and I love how pecans taste baked so I thought they would be amazing as a becomes so silky smooth, it's amazing, and only takes a couple minutes!!
      • It must be like that tahini dressing with different versions popping up everywhere :) I can't even remember where I've seen it, but I think yours looks the smoothest and the prettiest! :)
    • Aww you're so sweet, thank you!! :)
  7. I could eat that right now :-) Looks fabulous!
  8. Tiffany Cockrell
  9. I could eat your pictures! I'd love to see what kind of dessert goes with this but as a topping for pancakes, it's an inspired change from maple syrup.
    • Thank you so much Joanie! You're always so complimentary to my photos and that means so much to me. I truly appreciate it...I have really become passionate with it. Think classic with the dessert! It's already been taste tested and approved by hubby and a good friend today who are brutally honest, so it's a winner, lol! :)
      • It's the ones who are near and dear to us who are our most ardent fans--and our most honest critics!
  10. My goodness, this does look excellent. I love almond butter, so I know I'd really love this flavor!! xx
    • Thank you so much Barbara....I like it better than almond's a much smoother texture :)
  11. Brandi, this is absolutely perfect! It looks so great on pancakes! I cannot wait to see your dessert!!
  12. This looks amazing! I love almond butter but have never made or tried pecan butter so this would be incredible! Thanks for the recipe :)
    • Aww thanks Eva!! I hope you do try it and enjoy it...please let me know if you do! So good to hear from you :)
      • Thank you :) I will definitely try it. I am excited as I got a new blender for my birthday and it's a powerful beast that I have been wanting for 5 years lol ;)
  13. Thank you for all the inspiration Brandi. I've nominated your blog for a Liebster Award today!
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  15. This looks and sounds amazing! Do you happen to know why this is requires so little time in a food processor compared to making homemade almond butter?
    • Thank you so much Leah!! Yes, pecans are a much softer nut and have more oil in them...also roasting them makes them even more easy to grind up because it warms them and releases their oils. It is so much smoother than almond butter. I was shocked at how easy it was ;)
      • This is brilliant. I've always kept my distance from making almond butter because I don't have a super strong food processor but I absolutely can't wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing. :)
    • Thank you so much! I know, my food processor basically sued trying to make almond butter, haha! So frustrating. Now I could care less, no need for it now! Hope you enjoy it. You could add cinnamon or sweetner too and really specify it to your taste :)
  16. MMMM,...your roasted pecan butter rocks! It looks so appetizing too!
  17. This sounds incredibly good! Thanks!
  18. YUM, love this!!
  19. Holy poop that looks good! Hopefully I'll be receiving a food processor for Xmas....
  20. Jenna77
    I made this for the Supersized Chocolate Chip Cookies, and had some left over, so I spread it on my morning Ezekiel bread (I usually use natural, salted peanut butter or raw, unsalted almond butter). It tastes lighter, more delicate & slightly sweeter than peanut butter, but has more complexity than raw almond butter. My blender is not very strong, but it had no problem with this recipe. At first it looked like I was making pecan meal, but I kept blending, and like magic, this creamy deliciousness appeared. If you make it, it would be a crime to not make the Supersized Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are also on this blog.
    • Thanks a million for your kind feedback Jennille!! I am so happy to hear you loved the pecan butter as well as the chocolate chip cookies!! They are a huge hit at my house as well!!! Thank you very much :)
    • You used a blender instead of a food processor? It works as well?
        Hi Fernanda, no I do not find blenders to work as well for processing nut butters. I always use my food processor.
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  27. My crack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  29. Thank you for introducing me to the wonders of pecan butter! I am officially obsessed! I am new to your blog and really looking forward to making all your recipes! You are awesome!
      Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Diana! I'm so happy to hear you are "obsessed" with the pecan butter, I am too! You just GOT to make the Pecan Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies next..seriously, amazing. Then, move next to my Sweet Potato Caramel and you will really be obsessed! Thanks for the support! :)
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  31. This looks amazing! I have never thought of pecan butter. Pecans are an absolute favourite. Do you store this in the fridge (if I missed that vit, excuse me), and for how long have you stored it? The cookies with the pecan butter look fantastic, and I think I will have my partner play with your pancake recipe to make waffles (we are waffle girls, and it must be easy to swap it up).
      Thank you so much Leah! Pecans are my favorite too! I store it in the fridge so it stays fresh longer. I always store my nut butters in the fridge so they don't go bad with all the natural oils in them. Let me know how the cookies or pancakes turn out, thank you!
  32. I'm here because I'm making your pecan butter cookies! I was just wondering how much butter was made with 3 cups of pecans before being blended (since I need 1 cup of pecan oil for your cookies!)
      It makes about 1 1/4 cups, so you will have some extra, so make sure to only measure out 1 cup of the pecan butter for the recipe after making it. I would also let it cool some before proceeding, or the hot pecan butter will melt the chocolate chips. Let me know how it turns out! :)
  33. OMG! I only got as far as my spoon coated in this nut butter sprinkled witb dark chocolate chips because they happened to be in the right place at the right time! I’m pretty sure I wasnt supposed to eat the whole jar in one sitting 🤔
  34. Hi! Will a Vitamix blender work just as well for making this pecan butter? Thank you!
      I think so, it will take longer and you will have to stop and push down the pecans a lot at first, but if you are patient and keep going, it should work. Roasting pecans releases a lot of their natural oils so blending them is much easier than any other nut!

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