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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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gluten

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

  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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Renate Bothma - April 7, 2022, 11:43 p.m.

The combination of cinnamon and vanilla is a match made in heaven! It softens the taste of the nuts while still letting them shine 😀. My friend asked me for more, so I told her to check out some PUL recipes.

I might use a little less cinnamon next time but that's just my family's preference.

PUL Team - April 11, 2022, 1:01 a.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share, Renate, and the support means so much! Do let us know if you have any other feedback 😊


Maria - Jan. 15, 2022, 9:06 a.m.

Love this recipe. I gifted this butter to my friends this Christmas and they keep asking for more, saying that it is the best nut butter they have ever had!

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2022, 8:06 p.m.

It means so much that the nut butter was gifted and enjoyed, Maria! Thank you 🥰


Liz C - Jan. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

This is the most delicious nut butter! I have made for myself and gifted it (though it does pain me to part with it) and it always impresses! Thank you Sadia!

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

So nice of you to gift it, Liz! We're so happy it's being enjoyed 😊

Steve Poleri - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:25 p.m.

This is Liz’s husband. Holy crap the nut butter is insanely delicious.

Thank you!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 1:27 a.m.

Awe it means so much! A huge thanks to you, Steve ✨


Dianne - Dec. 24, 2021, 4:01 p.m.

It looks delicious. I only wished you didn't need a food processor as I don't have one.

PUL Team - Dec. 25, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

Hi Dianne, thanks for taking the time to share! Indeed a food processor is better suited for a dryer mixture, such as this. It may be possible to use a very high-powered blender with some added water or oil, although the nut butter will likely be a bit more chunky and we'd advise waiting for a food processor to ensure your blender doesn't break.

We hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try in the future. In the meantime, perhaps adding vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to store-made cashew and pecan butter may be a fun way to experiment 🙂


Tina - Dec. 24, 2021, 3:34 p.m.

This butter is amazing!! It is also fabulous for making granola


Raeghan - Dec. 11, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

Looking forward to gifting this to my family this Christmas! What size jar did you use to store the nut butter?

PUL Team - Dec. 12, 2021, 10:31 p.m.

Hey Raeghan, great question! The final nut butter yield is just shy of 1.5 cups, so a
a 16 oz (2 cup/500mL) mason jar should work. We hope this helps for now 😊 So kind of you to gift it!


Summer - Dec. 9, 2021, 7:37 p.m.

I love this nut butter for gifts but my mom is allergic to pecans, is there another substitute you think works? Almonds or walnuts she can eat.

PUL Team - Dec. 10, 2021, 4:16 a.m.

Hi Summer - so kind of you to gift the nut butter! Almonds will work well as a substitute for pecans. We haven't experimented with walnuts but do let us know if you test it out 😃


Janet - Aug. 23, 2021, 7:58 p.m.

This is delicious. I've made numerous batches as gifts, but sometimes it doesn't get out the door before I've eaten it.


Steph - Aug. 21, 2021, 9:09 a.m.

This is absolutely delicious! I’ve made this multiple times and it goes really well with oats in the morning.


Aanya SHah - July 28, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

Hi, I love your videos and recipes! They have been so informative and helpful in guiding my health journey thus far!

I made this nut butter recently as someone who hates peanut butter and it was AMAZING! The texture was so good and my family finished the jar within days! I highly recommend making this to anyone who likes or dislikes other nut butters because it is so DELICIOUS!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

Oh, Aanya, you're too sweet! Thank you for being here and sharing the very kind words. It means so much more than we can express ☺️💚


Kendall - July 24, 2021, 6:19 p.m.

I made a few batches of this to give out as Christmas presents for friends and family and let me tell you- it-is-AMAZING! Very popular.
Honestly tastes like PURE MAGIC and I advertised it as such.
Too good to put on anything; just ate it on a spoon!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

Aww so kind of you to share it for Christmas, Kendall! We're so thrilled to hear ✨


Maria - May 13, 2021, 2:52 p.m.

Hi! I love your videos and website, they are both so inspiring, beautiful and professional, congratulations! I have a question, what kind of vainilla extract do you recommend, liquid or vainilla paste? as I am in a different country, when I click on the amazon link a variety of options appear. Thanks!

PUL Team - May 15, 2021, 9:26 p.m.

Hey there, Maria, thank you for sharing your kind words! That's a lovely question. We generally use pure vanilla extract in the liquid form since that's more accessible for us. Feel free to use vanilla paste if you'd like though☺️


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 🥰