This Spiced Maple & Pecan Butter Will Become Your New Fall Staple

Editorial Assistant By Jamie Schneider
Editorial Assistant

Jamie Schneider is the Editorial Assistant at mindbodygreen with a B.A. in Organizational Studies and English from the University of Michigan. She's previously written for Coveteur, The Chill Times, and Wyld Skincare.

This Spiced Maple Pecan Butter Will Become Your New Fall Staple

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Perfect for early fall, this spiced maple and pecan butter will be sure to give you that cozy feeling as the weather turns crisp (how is it September already?). The combination of maple, pecan, and cinnamon smacks of a cool fall morning, and this sugar-free nut butter captures those rich, spicy flavors to enjoy anytime.

Pecans are a great source of monounsaturated fats to aid with cholesterol levels, and the cinnamon in this recipe gives the spread an extra burst of fall flavor while simultaneously helping lower your blood pressure. Whether you simply swipe it on a piece of toast or add it to a bowl of apple-cinnamon oatmeal, you'll want to swap this recipe for all of your nut butter staples this fall.

Spiced Maple & Pecan Butter

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (300 g/10.6 oz) pecans
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons natural maple extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar-free vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Pinch of salt
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Method:

  1. In a food processor, combine the pecans, maple extract, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Process until smooth. The exact amount of time depends on your processor.
  3. Spoon the butter into a glass container.
  4. Seal and store at room temperature for up to 1 week, or refrigerate for up to 3 months.

Yields about 1 cup (310 g/10.9 oz)

Nutritional Facts:

Per serving (2 tablespoons [1.1 ounces, or 32 g]):

  • Total carbs: 4.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Net carbs: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Fat: 22.3 g
  • Energy: 216 kcal

Macronutrient Ratio:

  • Calories from carbs: 3%
  • Protein: 5%
  • Fat: 92%

Recipe excerpted from Super Low-Carb Snacks. Text © 2019 by Martina Slajerova, Landria Voigt, CHHC, & Dana Carpender. First published in 2019 by Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.

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