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Pecan & maple nut butter

2
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
15 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
20
Difficulty
Easy
This is so easy to make and taste delicious – simply grind the nuts until you have a coarse paste and you are ready to tuck in! Use to spread on rice crackers, wholemeal or rye bread, and to stir into natural yogurts.

Ingredients

Pecan Nuts

200 g

Maple Syrup

2 teaspoons

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, fan 160˚C, gas mark 4. Spread the pecans out on a baking tray and roast for 5–10 minutes until you can just smell them and they have turned a slightly darker shade.
  2. Place in a food processor and blend. It will take some time to crush the nuts enough to release the oils, so don’t think it isn’t working. Stop every now and then and scrape down the sides before continuing. Once you have a paste, add the maple syrup, taste and add a pinch of salt to your taste. Store, covered, in the fridge for up to a month.

Notes

Roasting the nuts beforehand adds to the depth of flavour and helps to drive off any moisture.