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Cinnamon Vanilla Nut Butter

24 min


Homemade staple

10 ingredients or less

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.


(1 Tbsp per serving)


24 min


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14 min


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  • 1½ cups (148 g)
    raw pecans
  • 1½ cups (195 g)
    raw cashews
  • 1 Tbsp (8 g)
    ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)*. Spread the cashews on one baking tray, and the pecans on another. Toast for 7 minutes. Remove the pecan tray from the oven and set it aside to cool.
  2. Stir the cashews and return them to the oven to toast for an extra 5 minutes, or until lightly golden. Careful not to burn. When toasted, remove from the oven.
  3. To a food processor (ideally 600W or higher), add the toasted nuts, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Blend on high for 5 - 7 minutes until a smooth**.
  4. Transfer to a jar for storage. Enjoy!


  • * We used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection).
  • ** If your food processor isn't very powerful, blend for up to an extra 5 minutes or consider adding a bit of vegetable or coconut oil.


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Barbara - Jan. 19, 2024, 3:56 a.m.

Hi, I have made this 4 times so good. I do store it in the refrigerate. my question is: I read that adding liquid like vanilla can thicken it up. What is your opinion? Sometimes it nice and smooth and other kinda hard after refrigerate. Also I read your do not need to refrigerate it if you use it in a couple of weeks. Thanks for your feed back.

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2024, 6:03 a.m.

Hey Barbara, aw we're glad you've been enjoying the Cinnamon Vanilla Nut Butter! Adding the extract can sometimes impact the thickness of nut butters. You could use the seeds from a vanilla bean, vanilla paste, or powder as alternatives.

For the texture, you can leave the nut butter out to soften before using if you find it too hard from the fridge. Alternatively, indeed you could store it an airtight container or mason jar in a cool, dry, and dark place for up to 1 month (although if it looks off or smells off before then, please toss it...). We personally prefer to store nut butters in the fridge so they stay for longer though 🤗

Barbara Hallett Wegner - Jan. 20, 2024, 9:35 p.m.

Thank you so much for taking the time to email me back. I will add vanilla seeds next time. My friends want me to make it for them as they too LOVE this nut butter. I also will blend it extra long in our food processor.

Sophie - - Dec. 9, 2023, 6:21 p.m.

MAKE IT!! It tastes like raw cookie batter! I hate that the nuts are so expensive, because a batch only lasts us for a verrry short time🤭

PUL Team - Dec. 10, 2023, 1:36 a.m.

Aww thanks for the glowing review, Sophie! In case it helps we've heard a positive review with using almonds, sunflower seeds, a touch more cinnamon and dried fruit 🤗

Constance - Aug. 19, 2023, 2:19 p.m.

This was my first recipe to try my new food processor and I‘m so happy…might never buy some nut butter again.

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 10:14 p.m.

Ooo we hope you enjoy the food processor, Constance! They are indeed a game changer for nut and seed butters 😎

Michelle D - Aug. 9, 2023, 9:42 p.m.

Delicious nut butter, perfect for spreading on apple or banana slices, all round hit with family! Used a Vitamix blender so wasn’t as creamy as picture, but mixed well with a tablespoon of coconut oil and patience. Perfect texture for our liking!

PUL Team - Aug. 11, 2023, 1:30 a.m.

Yayy so happy to hear, Michelle, thank you! 🥰

Jennifer - Aug. 4, 2023, 11:16 p.m.

Delicious! I used a high speed blender and added a splash of maple syrup. Love the flavor combo. I had some with an apple this afternoon but tomorrow a scoop is going straight into my oatmeal.

Car - July 22, 2023, 8:17 a.m.

I love nut butter, but was wondering: nuts can be really expensive. Where do you buy your nuts in the Netherlands?

PUL Team - July 26, 2023, 9:03 p.m.

Hey Car, we tend to get our nuts online from de Notenshop - they have a wide array of products at a reasonable price usually 😊

Car - July 27, 2023, 12:53 p.m.

Thanks PUL!

Mihaela - July 11, 2023, 12:42 p.m.

Pare super gustos și hrănitor!

Nila - June 27, 2023, 5:29 p.m.

Tooo good veryyyyy delicious

Anna - June 25, 2023, 8:26 p.m.

I made this as a dipping sauce for a fruit platter and it was a huge success. I added a little extra vanilla and it was so delicious I ended up eating it all far too quickly. Beware! This stuff is addictive 😃

Izzie O - April 15, 2023, 2:39 p.m.

I made this into little jars as gifts last Christmas. It turned out a lot crunchier than intended but was still a huge success with its recipients! I enjoyed the different texture.

Kelly - Feb. 26, 2023, 5 a.m.

This is absolutely delightful! I added a smidge more vanilla and about 2 TBS of maple syrup and it tastes similar to cookie butter but BETTER! For someone who has been gluten free for years, I’m so appreciative for this lovely treat❤️ I’m going to try your vegan nutella next

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 7:32 p.m.

Mmm that sounds delicious, Kelly, thank you! We hope you love the Nutella 🤗

Barbara - Jan. 19, 2024, 4:03 a.m.

I do the same thing add maple syrup also. Sometimes after refrigerating it gets a little hard and read by add liquids like maple syrup and vanilla they are water based and can make the butter hard. Question do you refrigerate your's and has this ever happen to you.

Ellen - Dec. 12, 2022, 3:10 p.m.

I made this for Christmas the other year and its sooo delicious! Downside: took forever to make and I almost broke my parents' food processor. So maybe don't try this if you have a food processor from the 90's.

PUL Team - Dec. 13, 2022, 1:44 a.m.

Hey Ellen, aw thank you for taking the time to share your experience with it. A high-powered blender helps speed this one up a lot! We're glad your parents' food processor is okay 🤗

Sudhanva - Nov. 28, 2022, 10 p.m.

So, I was watching this video because we're getting a food processor (actually inspired by your Kitchen Essentials video and we're going for the Magimix too!) and I want to take advantage of it. Looks like an amazing recipe! But also, not sure if you're not using it because you don't want to or don't know about it, but the Blender ring that comes with the Magimix is supposed to be super useful when it comes to things like this. No need to scrape down the sides too often. Could be worth checking out?

PUL Team - Nov. 28, 2022, 10:30 p.m.

Hey there, Sudhanva, how exciting to hear about the food processor! The Magimix works wonderfully for making nut butters like this one. We'll look into the ring attachment 🤓

Griet - Nov. 10, 2022, 4:36 p.m.

So good!!! Simple, yet great recipe!

Eli - Oct. 11, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

Hey guys! I’ve made almost all kinds of nut butters from your recipes and all are suuuuuper delicious and my friends who once tasted them keep asking for more to go🤣 so I ran out of nuts…almost🙈 thus I wonder has anybody made this butter with almonds and sunflower seeds?😅 these are the ones left by me☺️ Thanks in advance for suggestions🙏

PUL Team - Oct. 11, 2022, 11:13 p.m.

Hey there, Eli, aw so glad the nut butters are being enjoyed! We haven't used almonds and sunflower seeds in this recipe, but we have had them mixed together before in another nut butter mix! If you give it a try, it will taste different so we'd recommend giving the spread a taste and adding more spices (such as cinnamon), vanilla, or syrup as needed 🙂

Eli - Oct. 12, 2022, 7:04 a.m.

Thanks a lot! I will try and let you know the results😉

Eli - Oct. 15, 2022, 11:36 a.m.

Hey guys! So I made it yesterday with sunflower seeds and almonds. U were right ab a slightly interesting flavour given by sunflower seeds, reminded me an eastern ‘halva’. Anyway following ur advice I added more cinnamon and to give it a sweeter touch some raisins (pulsed them a bit in the end together with the almost-ready butter mixture). Anyways it came out absolutely delicious, flavourful, decadent and with an exquisite aftertaste. Big thanks and hugs for encouraging experiments!❤️

PUL Team - Oct. 15, 2022, 3:52 p.m.

Woohoo! We're so happy to hear, Eli, thank you for the update 😃

Rachel - Sept. 22, 2022, 10:43 a.m.

I gifted this nut butter to several people last Christmas and some didn’t use it right away and still have it so the oil is accumulating on top. What is the shelf life of it in a Mason jar that had a lid but was not vacuum sealed or given a hot water bath? Thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

Hey Rachel, so kind of you to gift it! It's likely the untouched ones have gone rancid. We generally find nut butters last 2-3 months when stored in a mason jar.

Rachel - Sept. 23, 2022, 11:39 a.m.

Thank you

Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:27 p.m.

This is like Christmas in a cup. Definitely have given this out to people as a gift during the holidays.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:20 p.m.

Aww so nice of you to gift it, Erica! We're so honoured 🥰

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 🥰