Making your own nut butter is a lot of fun. It is even more gratifying when the nut butter turns out amazing. Maple Pecan Butter is full-flavoured, sweet nut butter. This butter tastes amazing when used to make baked goods or as a luxurious sandwich spread. Are you looking for more ways to use your homemade nut butter? Check out my article [Different and Delightful ways to use Nut Butter].
If you have any dietary restrictions, always check the labels on the products you are using to make this recipe with. They will tell you if, for instance, your ingredient might contain traces of nuts, your products are made with dairy or if there is a chance the ingredients have come into contact with gluten-containing food or equipment.
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Nutritional Information per Portion
- 200 g Toasted Pecans
- 80 g Maple Syrup
- 1/4 tsp Ground Salt
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Measuring Spoons
- Food Processor
- Small Jar
- Cutting Knife
- Cutting Board
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius.
- Weigh your nuts and chop them up.
- Toast your nuts for [recipe-timer minutes=10]10 minutes[/recipe-timer], take them out of the oven and let them cool down.
- Put the toasted nuts and your other ingredients in the food processor for [recipe-timer minutes=5]5 minutes[/recipe-timer] to [recipe-timer minutes=10]10 minutes[/recipe-timer]. How long exactly, will depend on your food processor and how smooth you want your butter to become.
- Once smooth, use your Maple Pecan Butter or store it in a jar.
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your nut butter in an airtight container in your refrigerator if you are not using all of it right away.
- Shelf Life: The nut butter will stay good for several weeks if stored correctly.
- Organic: To make this recipe organic, only use organic ingredients.
- Tip: Store your nut butter in the refrigerator overnight before using it. The structure of the butter will be better and the flavours of the ingredients have time to blend together.
Know What You Eat
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
If you want to read more about healthy food choices, check out my article [Healthy Food Choices]. Truthful Food also has a continuously growing article category solely focusing on specific ingredients and nutrients for everyone who wants to take a closer look at what you can find in your food.
*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.