Roasted Pecan Butter

This post is about Roasted Pecan Butter (and peach toast to be exact). So we’re in Bulgaria visiting my in-laws. It’s been an awesome (and delish) trip so far but I’m already pretty homesick about all the things that make me deliriously happy back home.

What are those things you ask? Watching the sunset with my husband on our deck? Biking the Minuteman Bikeway with our toddler? Well those are pretty good alternatives but I’ll shamelessly pick my homemade Roasted Pecan Butter! LOL.

I had just made this batch the week before we left and honestly it was giving my life meaning to create various toasts and bowls with it. It was hard to separate from this thing friends. Is it weird that I actually considered taking it with me? Now if only my MIL had a decent food processor… 🙂

It has only two ingredients: Roasted Pecans, Sea Salt. But somehow it is mind-blowingly sweet and buttery, it doesn’t need anything else. Smear or drizzle this on some toast, yogurt or oatmeal with some fruit and it’s a breakfast party in your stomach. Or lunch/dinner. I don’t care what course you make out of this as long as you MAKE IT.

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 cups pecan halves (1 cup pecans makes about 1/2 cup pecan butter)
  • sea salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350F. Roast pecans for 8 minutes on a baking sheet. Let cool then process in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. This will take a good 5-10 minutes, taking breaks and scraping down the sides. You shall persevere and you shall succeed. Add the sea salt and pulse to combine. There, your roasted pecan butter is ready!

For this toast I cooked half a medium peach with 1/2 tsp coconut oil and some cinnamon. Smeared 1/2 tbsp pecan butter on my toast, topped with peach and drizzled another 1/2 tbsp pecan butter. About 260 cal and a decent amount of protein if you’re sneaky like me and use protein bread. PS. Not even sponsored, I freaking love this bread.

Let me know if you make some roasted pecan butter folks, let’s share that pecan love! ❤

Author: Elif

Hi I'm Elif! I'm a mama, computer science PhD and Google engineer by day, food blogger by night. I love beautiful desserts that not only taste amazing, but also leave you feeling amazing. I use my math skills and interest in nutrition to carefully optimize my recipes to use simple, good-for-you ingredients and minimal amount of added sugar. I believe that healthy desserts can be simple. Recipes should not send you searching for rare ingredients, untested sweeteners or measuring ridiculous 1/2 tsp of butter. Here we use few ingredients, basic measuring cups, spoons, and simple fruit, veg, little sugar and syrup as sweeteners. Most recipes here use so little added sugar that they're good enough for toddlers. I also believe that you should be able to fit healthy sweets into your daily routine. No matter how much almond flour and coconut oil is in a healthy dessert recipe, there's no way I'm going to ingest a meal's worth of energy and a day's worth of total sugar from dessert alone. And that is the reason all my desserts have less than 200 cal per serving and are low-sugar. So now will you join us?

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