Hi guys! First off, thank you SO much for all the love on my last post. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years. 2 years!!! Now let the new, delicious posts begin!
Who else is freezing their BUNS off?! We have been SO lucky this winter with warmer weather. I’ve been able to walk back to and from pre-school more often than I had anticipated, which is great. But alas, it has come to an end! At least for now. We had temperatures with a low of -32 C this weekend (that’s -25 F) for my friends down South. COLD, right?!
We mostly huddled inside with some cozy soups and hot chocolates, but the kids got more than a little stir-crazy. Please, sun, come back?
Along with the cozy soups, I may have had more than my fair share of this maple pecan butter. As in, I ate it by the spoonful. Hey, it’s healthy fats! Also, this maple pecan butter is SUGAR-FREE, making it keto-friendly and paleo-friendly! No sweeteners necessary, but feel free to add some to yours.
If you’re not excited enough already, I need to also mention how EASY this recipe is!! Woop! It goes like so: roast some pecans with coconut oil, then run them through the food processor with some pure maple extract, cinnamon and salt. Um, that’s it. Ta da! If you’re not worried about sugar, I recommend adding a few tablespoons of maple syrup to the coconut oil before roasting, and reducing the amount of extract you use.
This stuff is SO good you guys! I put it on toast and bagels and such, but my favourite way to eat it is in a bowl of warm oatmeal. It’s next level! That’s a thing people say, right?
Oh, it’s also good by the spoonful. As previously mentioned. 🙂
Stay warm my friends!!
Maple Pecan Butter
Yield 1.5 cups
This sugar-free roasted maple pecan butter is not only keto and paleo friendly, it's DELICIOUS and so, so easy to make! You'll be eating it by the spoonful in under 20 minutes!
- 3 cups raw, whole, unsalted pecans
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp pure maple extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- optional: 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread out the pecans. Drizzle the melted coconut oil (and maple syrup, if using) all over the pecans and massage it into the nuts with your hands. Roast the nuts for 12-14 minutes, until they brown and become aromatic. Be careful not to burn them! Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.
- Place the still-warm nuts into the food processor, along with the maple extract and cinnamon. Process the nuts in the food processor on low until smooth and spreadable, about 5-7 minutes, depending on your machine. Scrape down the sides as needed. Taste, and add more maple extract, cinnamon or maple syrup as desired. Enjoy! Spread it on toast, mix it into your oatmeal or eat it right from the jar!
Maple pecan butter will store in an airtight container, at room temperature for a couple of weeks! If it gets hard, you can microwave it for 10 seconds to soften it up.