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I used to LOVE peanut butter: on pancakes, in cookies, chicken stews or just by itself. It was often one of my pre-workout snacks. However, here are a few reasons why you may want to avoid peanut butter like I do now:
- you are trying to eat as little carbs as possible
- you are following a paleo lifestyle
- you are allergic to peanuts
You can either try Coconut Butter, which has the least net carbs and most fiber from all nut butters - yes, coconut is technically not a nut :-) If you prefer a more "nutty" flavor, you will love this recipe. Just for comparison, Coconut & Pecan Butter has about half the carbs of unsweetened peanut butter!
Top tip: Toasting and baking the coconut & pecans for 5-8 minutes adds a beautiful flavour boost, plus it helps with the blending as the oils that are released with heat make the butter runnier.
Update: Since I got my new Kenwood mixer with a food processor attachment, I don't use anything else to make nut and seed butter. It's strong, doesn't overheat and takes just a few minutes to make smooth nut butter!
Serving size 2 tbsp/ 32 g/ 1.1 oz
Allergy information for Homemade Coconut & Pecan Butter
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, 2 tbsp/ 32 g/ 1.1 oz)
Net carbs2 grams
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 15%, fat 79%
Total carbs6.4 gramsFiber4.3 gramsSugars1.9 gramsSaturated fat2.9 gramsSodium150 mg(7% RDA)Magnesium27 mg(7% RDA)Potassium125 mg(6% EMR)
Ingredients (makes about 250 g/ 8.8 oz)
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