Saturday, April 6, 2013


paleo pecan butter

I am thrilled to have guest posted this for the Paleo Parents over the weekend. I met them on stage at PaleoFX in Austin, where I directed the cooking demos. Stacy and Matt were so welcoming to me, even though my food processor failed during their presentation! Yikes! I am glad they still like me. 

As a paleo parent myself, I know that it isn't always easy to eat paleo as a family!

One of my two cooking demos at PaleoFX was a kid-friendly dish. My son joined me on stage to make this very simple Vanilla-Cinnamon Pecan Butter. I like to serve it with apple slices, carrot chips or with a spoon. My boys like it most in a smoothie with a banana, coconut milk and ice. 

A mob of presenters came up to me backstage at PaleoFX just five minutes after this demo asking if they could taste some, however, it was already devoured. In fact, when someone asked me how long it lasts in the fridge, my honest response was "5-10 minutes, in my house." 

homemade pecan butter

Vanilla Cinnamon Pecan Butter

makes 1 cup

1⁄2 cup raw pecans
1⁄2 cup raw cashews
1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1⁄2 ­ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

Grind up the nuts in a food processor for 3­-4 minutes. When its clumpy and the machine starts to struggle, add in the remaining ingredients. The vanilla will thin out the mixture a little. Continue to process for another 4-5 minutes, until the pecan butter is smooth and spreadable. Serve on apples, carrots, celery or with a spoon. 

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