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Maple Pecan Butter in jar with spoon

Maple Roasted Pecan Butter

This easy homemade pecan butter sweetened with maple syrup and finished with a sprinkle of kosher salt comes together in just a few minutes. 
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 180kcal


  • 2 cups raw pecan halves
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Roast the pecans in a single layer on a sheet pan for 5 minutes. Stir and roast an additional 3-5 minutes until nutty and slightly browned. Don’t let the nuts burn.
  • Add the warm pecans to the food processor bowl. Pulse until the pecans are coarsely ground. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Process on high 1-2 minutes. Scrape down the sides. Process an additional 3-5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon. Process just until incorporated.
  • Enjoy the pecan butter on apples, warm bread or muffins or atop a baked sweet potato.


Tips for the best homemade pecan butter recipe:
  • Use a good quality food processor or high-powered blender. Whipping pecans into a creamy butter takes some work.
  • Roast or toast the pecans. Doing this helps provide more depth and flavor, as well as a creamier texture. 
  • Take care not to over blend the pecan butter. Go only to the point where it's perfectly creamy because just seconds later it will turn into a crumbly paste. 
  • Maple pecan butter makes a perfect holiday gift. Use the small mason jars with a bow. You're done. 


Calories: 180kcal