Maple Cinnamon Pecan Butter

glass jar of pecan butter with a gold spoon in it, surrounded by pecans.

This homemade 3 ingredient maple cinnamon pecan butter is so easy to make and a delicious spread or topping for toast, yogurt, oatmeal, and more! (vegan, gluten-free)


  • 4 cups pecans
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 400°F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add to a high-power blender (such as a Vitamix).
  2. Add maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Blend on high, using a tamper if you have one, or stopping to scrape down the sides with a spatula. 
  3. Keep blending until you have a smooth, spreadable butter. It does take quite a while, so don't worry if it's going slow. It will eventually get smooth. 
  4. Scoop pecan butter into an airtight container for storing at room temperature.


  • This recipe works best in a high-power blender or food processor. 
  • It will take several minutes of blending to become smooth, so don't worry if it takes a while. 
  • The pecan butter will relax a little bit and become more liquid as it rests, but when stirred, it firms a little bit, unlike other nut butters. 
  • Store pecan butter in an airtight jar or container at room temperature. Separation is normal, just give it a quick stir before using.

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