DIY Holiday Gifts: Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter

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This pecan butter is everything you love about nut butters, with a touch of honey and warming cinnamon spice. You can make it as chunky or smooth as you’d like, and mix-in other toppings, such as dried cranberries, chocolate chips, or chopped dates! Make a bunch, and share this gift with everyone you know. A little nut butter love goes a long way.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Like their other nut cousins, pecans are a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, protein, iron, magnesium and heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Additionally, research has shown pecans to help lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol. With a higher fat content, pecans tend to have a more buttery texture than other nuts but is also more caloric. The addition of honey makes this nut butter quite irresistible so keep a sharp eye on the amount you spread on your toast or fruit...enjoy in moderation!

By Karen Tayeh, Nutritionist

DIY Holiday Gifts: Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Servings: Makes Two 4-ounce Jars

Ingredients

2 cups pecans (toasted)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Make pecan butter using an immersion blender, or a regular blender. Be patient, it takes some time for the nuts to break down!
  2. In a medium bowl, mix pecan butter with cinnamon, and honey and any other mix-ins you’d like!
  3. Portion out into jars, and decorate!
Make pecan butter using an immersion blender, or a regular blender. Be patient, it takes some time for the nuts to break down! In a medium bowl, mix pecan butter with cinnamon, and honey and any other mix-ins you’d like! Portion out into jars, and decorate!

Nutrition Information

Per One Tablespoon:  Calories: 99; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Potassium: 57mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 1g

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