On my last annual trip to visit family in Petersburg, Alaska, I got to experience the delightful little pop-up farmer’s market with produce from the local (“off the grid”) Farragut Farm. I purchased a small bag of snap peas and a jar of pecan butter to take home with me. The snap peas were a beautiful vibrant green, perfectly crunchy, sweet, and juicy. But the real star of the show was the homemade maple pecan butter – creamy, with a hint of sweet and a pinch of salt. The jar was empty within days and I couldn’t stop thinking about it!
My version of this pecan butter is quick to make and easy to eat. Spread on toast or bananas, drizzle on your oatmeal or Greek yogurt, or simply eat by the spoonful. Nut butters are packed with heart healthy fats and a little protein and fiber, so they make a great addition to a well-rounded diet! Bonus – pecans can help lower cholesterol!