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Cinnamon Vanilla Nut Butter

24 min

Homemade staple

Spread

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

This cinnamon vanilla nut butter is my absolute new favourite dip for sliced apples. The taste of cinnamon, pecans, and vanilla together with the crunchy sweetness of apples is a match made in heaven! Alternatively, you can spread this nut butter onto some toast, or spoon it onto your morning oatmeal for a boost of flavour and nutrition.

Servings

(1 Tbsp per serving)

Total

24 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

14 min

Contains

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tree nut

Free from

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soy

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peanut

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sesame

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Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (150 g)
    raw pecans
  • 1½ cups (195 g)
    raw cashews
  • 1 Tbsp (8 g)
    ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp
    salt
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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Spread the nuts evenly on a baking tray and toast in the centre rack of a preheated.
  3. After about 7 minutes, remove the tray from the oven. The pecans should be sufficiently toasted. Gently remove them from the baking tray.
  4. Stir the cashews and return them to the oven to continue to bake for an additional 5 - 7 minutes, or until lightly golden. Careful not to burn. When toasted, remove from the oven.
  5. To a food processor* (ideally 600W or higher), add the toasted pecans, cashews, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.
  6. Blend on high for 5 - 7 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed, until you have reached a smooth and spreadable consistency**. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * Using a blender for this is not advised, as there is not enough liquid. A food processor is better suited for a dryer mixture, such as this.
  • ** The mixture will go from crumbly to smooth over this time. During this time, you may even notice the mixture form into a sticky ball hitting the sides of the food processor, and this is normal. If you continue for another few minutes you'll see it turn into smooth and creamy nut butter. The longer you can blend it, the smoother it'll get. If your food processor isn't very powerful, you may need to blend it for an extra 5 minutes to achieve the desired consistency or consider adding a bit of vegetable oil or coconut oil to help the process along. If you notice the mixture heat up too much, let it rest to cool slightly so as to not damage your food processor.

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Nutrition info

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lara - March 29, 2021, 10:13 a.m.

first of all i am totally in love with this new format/website - it’s so beautiful! secondly, i’m obsessed with this nut butter. it’s probably the best tasting/creamy/runny i’ve made so far! i’ve been making this once a month since it got uploaded - it’s that good 🥰🤤

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:20 p.m.

Aww thank you so much for the glowing feedback, Lara! So happy you're enjoying the recipe and new website 🤗


Georgiana Trutescu - March 24, 2021, 8:29 p.m.

I've been making this one for soooo many times, especially for my sister who became literally obsessed with it! :-) It's yummy, yummy!
P.S.: congrats on the new website, it is fabulous and really, really helpful! I am impressed, well-done! <3

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 5:50 p.m.

This means so much, Georgiana! Thank you 🥰