Turn your food processor into a nut-butter-making machine with this easy recipe for homemade pecan-almond butter. Try it spread on apple slices or in place of cream cheese on your favorite bagel.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Spread almonds and pecans in a shallow baking dish. Bake, stirring once or twice, until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor; add honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Process, stopping to scrape down the sides (and give your food processor a little rest) as needed, until smooth and creamy, at least 5 minutes and up to 8 minutes.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 7.2g 2% DV; dietary fiber 2.9g 11% DV; sugars 3.4g; fat 15.8g 24% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 5.8IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 11.6mcg 3% DV; calcium 54.6mg 6% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 59.5mg 21% DV; potassium 163.5mg 5% DV; sodium 73.3mg 3% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV; added sugar 2g.

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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
This makes me question everything I thought I knew about peanut butter... I used my vitamix to make this- and I think the same thing would have happened in a food processor also- it gets forced under the blade and then nothing happens... so it takes some patience and scraping and moving around of ingredients. Totally worth it though. It's heaven. I cut down on the honey because we are sensitive to sweet and we think it's perfect. A tiny bit on a spoon has been our dessert all week. It's also great in breakfast smoothies. Pros: spreadable even stored in fridge cost effective compared to other specialty store bought butters Cons: takes a little patience Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2017
Very easy. Need to stop the food processor fairly regularly but end result was creamy and delicious! Next time I am going to leave out the honey was very sweet. Read More