Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter (Vegan, Paleo + Whole30)

You’ll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There’s no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.

You'll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There's no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.
Okay, I know I just shared another nut butter recipe last week (this homemade cinnamon raisin almond butter) but I had to share this one too because it’s SO GOOD and I seriously can’t stop eating it.

You’re maybe side-eyeing me right now, because banana bread-flavored nut butter sounds a little bizarre, no? Bizarre but incredibly delicious, let me tell you…

You'll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There's no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.

Somehow all the goodness that you love about banana bread totally comes through in this pecan almond butter. It’s super flavorful, easy to make, and I can bet you’re going to want to spread it on just about everything in your kitchen…or just eat it by the spoonful.

Instead of just almonds, I used a mix of almonds and pecans. The nuts are roasted until golden brown to give a wonderful warm, toasty flavor to the nut butter. Pecans are a fattier nut than almonds are, so they help the butter blend into a thinner, drippier nut butter than just almonds alone would. They also add a nice, naturally sweet flavor.

You'll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There's no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.

I used my handy-dandy Vitamix (seriously obsessed with this machine) because it turns nuts into creamy, drippy butter in like, 2 minutes flat. You can use your food processor, but it will take a little bit longer – sometimes up to 15-20 minutes depending on the strength + size of your machine.

The nuts are added plain into your high powered blender or food processor and blended into creamy pecan almond butter, and then all the goodies are added in. First, we’ve got the banana flavor coming from freeze dried bananas! You can find these at most grocery stores these days – I picked up mine from Trader Joe’s. They blend right into the nut butter and give a delicious bananay- taste.

You'll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There's no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.

Along with the freeze dried bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla are added for additional warmth and flavor. I love spices so I went a little heavy handed with these – feel free to adjust to your personal spice preferences.

Finally, for a little bit of texture, chopped dried bananas are added to the mix. These chewy little bits of banana are pulsed in just enough to break them up, but not enough to blend them in entirely. When you devour your spoonful of Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter, the little chewy bits of dried banana are pretty irresistible.

You'll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There's no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.

This Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter was hard to stop eating straight out of the blender, but it got even better after letting it sit for a day. The spices and banana flavor all melted together so deliciously with the roasted nuts.

I’ve had the jar in my house for less than a week, but I’m already down to my last bit. I’ve been devouring it on apples like it’s going out of style – another jar is definitely in order soon. This is the perfect gift for your banana loving friends, too, if you can bear to part with it! Enjoy :)

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Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter (Vegan, Paleo + Whole30)
 
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups raw almonds
  • 1½ cups raw pecans
  • ½ cup freeze-dried bananas
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried bananas, chopped
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the almonds and pecans on a lined baking sheet and bake in the heated for about 8 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly toasted. Let cool for a few minutes on the counter top.
  2. When the nuts are cool, add them to your food processor or high-powered blender (I used my Vitamix). Process for about 3-6 minutes, scraping down as necessary. Your time might be shorter if you’re using a high-powered blender - it will take a little bit longer in the food processor and require more scraping down.
  3. When the almonds and pecans have broken down into a smooth, creamy butter, add the freeze-dried bananas, cinnamon, vanilla bean powder, and salt. Process to incorporate, and taste. Adjust add-ins as desired. Finally, add the dried banana and blend to break them up a bit.
  4. Transfer to a glass jar or two (like a mason or Weck jar) and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 months.

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You'll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There's no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.

Comments

  1. So I may just like this butter even better than the one that you shared last week, if that’s even possible! I’m in love with the banana bread flavor, Rachel! I seriously could dig into this with a spoon. Looks SO good and such a delicious flavor, too!
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  2. Oh my gosh, banana bread flavored almond butter??? I’m pretty sure my life just became complete. This looks like it would be amazing by the spoonful, Rachel!!
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  3. I love these almond butter recipes, keep ’em coming. This one sounds so addictive, like oh mama I could eat the whole jar and still want more.
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  4. Ashley - The Recipe Rebel says:

    How many times have I told you lately that you amaze me?? Lol. I love all of these combinations — they are SO fun and definitely take breakfast (or snack, or dessert) to a whole new level. And healthy to boot?!?? Sign me up!

  5. You are coming in clutch with all these delicious nut butter recipes! Banana bread in nut butter form is such a incredible spreadable idea! I would love to slather this on banana bread for double the fun ;)
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    • Thanks Bethany! I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get the banana bread flavor to come through, but it worked out pretty spot on. It would definitely be AMAZING slathered on banana bread, too.

  6. What??? Banana bread nut butter??? This sounds sooo good!! I would eat this way too fast! haha
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  7. This is one of the best homemade butters I’ve ever seen! Can’t wait to try this (and probably slather it all over a slice of banana bread, if we’re being honest)! :)
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  8. Rachel I love that you used two nuts in this heavenly concoction!! I’m hopelessly in love with almond butter and would never think to combine two nuts, but it sounds like it would simply make it more delicious! And I love the idea of the dried bananas for a little bit of texture. Looks heavenly!
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    • I’ve been playing around with different nut butters and after seeing that almond butter was a little thicker than I wanted and the pecan was suuuper drippy, I figured they’d be perfect together, and they are! Perfect texture and such a delicious flavor. Thanks so much Sara :)

  9. I want to slather this on EVERYTHING!
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  10. Freezer dried banana slices are my go to snack as of late dipped into peanut butter so the fact that you combined them into a nut butter – heart eyes for days.
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  11. What a delicious idea! I’m sure trying it soon!!
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  12. This is such a fantastic idea! I’m totally going to bust out my Vitamix and make some of this because I do want to spread it on everything!
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  13. What a great flavor for almond butter! I’d have a hard time not eating the entire batch with a spoon!
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  14. Girl, this is genius! I have yet to ever make a batch of nut butter.
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  15. Hi.. thanks so much for such a yummy recipe! Was wondering though if I can’t find freeze dried bananas can I used the regular dried ones instead? Thanks

    • Hi Enaam – you definitely can use the regular dried ones, but they won’t dissolve fully into the butter like the freeze dried ones do. Instead, you’ll have extra little chewy bananas bits, which is still super delicious!

  16. Oh my word! I just made this (my first ever nut butter in the Vitamix) and it is so delicious! Thank you so much Rachel for this amazing recipe! I didn’t mix in the dried bananas at the end (just trying to cut sugar wherever I can) and it was too die for! My 2 1/2 year olds licked the spatula and begged for more!

  17. I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. All of this deliciousness in one spread!? Heck, you could put this on cardboard and I’d gobble it right up. This is a masterpiece!!

  18. I have made a couple batches of pecan butter over the last couple weeks! I love how creamy it gets. It’s so magical! Pairs well with chocolate, fruit, anything really! Thanks for sharing your creative variation =)
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  19. This looks absolutely incredible! I’m with you… it never seems to be enough cinnamon!
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