Almond Butter (With Pecan & Cinnamon)

I know there are tonnes of different kinds of jazzy nut butters about.. but let me tell you, this Almond Butter (with Cinnamon & Pecan) is incredible. It’s all of the best flavours together in one insanely creamy nut butter.

The roasting of the nuts brings out their deep flavours, and combined with the cinnamon & sea salt, you have one ridiculously tasty nut butter.

If you’re a homemade nut butter beginner then do not fear! It’s super easy (literally so uncomplicated) and the satisfaction/smugness you feel after makes it so worthwhile.. It’s also much more cost effective than buying the store bought almond/cashew/pecan butters. Are you convinced yet?!

This nut butter would be perfect spread on toast, added to your morning oatmeal (try this one or this one), added to a delicious morning smoothie, or smothered over dates (my personal favourite). The options are endless! You’ll soon be a homemade nut butter addict.

If you make this Cinnamon Pecan & Almond Butter, please make sure to comment below or tag me in your recreations over on Instagram using @ginabnutrition or #ginabnutrition – I absolutely love to see them!

First, you roast the almonds and pecan.


Then you add to the food processor…


& Blend.

Scrape down the sides, then blend some more.

There we go! How easy? Now for the add ins..

Here we’ve got sea salt, cinnamon and vanilla.

Finished! Told you it was easy. Full recipe below.

Are Almond Butter Almonds Good for You?

Yes, almond butter made from almonds can be a nutritious and beneficial addition to your diet. Almonds themselves are considered a nutrient-dense food, and when they are turned into almond butter, those nutrients are retained, making it a healthy option. Here are some reasons why almond butter and almonds are good for you:

  1. Healthy Fats: Almonds are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, which are associated with heart health. These fats can help lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol) and reduce the risk of heart disease when consumed in moderation.
  2. Protein: Almonds are a good source of plant-based protein, making almond butter a suitable option for vegetarians and vegans to get their protein intake.
  3. Fiber: Almonds and almond butter are high in dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, helps maintain a feeling of fullness, and can contribute to stable blood sugar levels.
  4. Vitamins and Minerals: Almonds are a good source of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that supports skin health and immune function. They also contain various B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, and other minerals that are important for overall health.
  5. Antioxidants: Almonds and almond butter contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols, which help protect cells from oxidative damage and inflammation.
  6. Weight Management: Despite being calorie-dense, almonds and almond butter can be beneficial for weight management when consumed in moderation. The combination of healthy fats, protein, and fiber helps control appetite and may prevent overeating.
  7. Bone Health: Almonds provide calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, all of which are essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones.
  8. Blood Sugar Control: The healthy fats, fiber, and protein in almonds can help stabilize blood sugar levels, making almond butter a suitable option for individuals with diabetes.

However, it’s really important to keep portion sizes in mind. While almond butter is most certainly nutritious, it’s also calorie-dense due to its healthy fat content. So be mindful of your portion sizes to avoid excessive calorie consumption.

The Ingredients Requires for this Cinnamon Almond Butter…

  1. Almonds (1.5 cups): Almonds are a nutrient-rich nut that provides healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins (such as vitamin E and B vitamins), and minerals (such as magnesium and phosphorus). When blended, almonds release their natural oils, creating a creamy texture in the nut butter. They add a mild, slightly sweet flavor and contribute to the overall creaminess of the butter.
  2. Pecans (1.5 cups): Pecans are another nut that is rich in healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats. They also contain fiber, protein, vitamins (such as vitamin E and B vitamins), and minerals (such as manganese and zinc). Pecans have a distinct rich and buttery flavor that complements the almond base. They contribute to the nut butter’s flavor complexity and add a slightly softer texture compared to almonds.
  3. Ground Cinnamon (2 tsp): Cinnamon is a popular spice known for its warm and comforting aroma and flavor. In this nut butter, ground cinnamon provides a delightful hint of warmth and sweetness. It enhances the overall taste profile and pairs well with both almonds and pecans. Additionally, cinnamon has potential health benefits, such as being rich in antioxidants and having anti-inflammatory properties.
  4. Salt (1/2 tsp): Salt is a crucial ingredient in cooking and baking, as it enhances and balances flavors. In your nut butter, a small amount of salt helps bring out the natural sweetness of the almonds and pecans while also counteracting any potential bitterness. It contributes to a more well-rounded and satisfying taste.
  5. Vanilla Extract (1 tsp): Vanilla extract is commonly used to add a pleasant aroma and flavor to dishes. In your nut butter, vanilla extract provides a subtle yet aromatic note that complements the nutty flavors. It can also help round out the overall taste profile by adding a touch of sweetness and depth.
Cinnamon Pecan and Almond Nut Butter

Almond Butter (with Cinnamon & Pecan)

Georgina Burgess
I know there are tonnes of different kinds of jazzy nut butters about.. but let me tell you, this Cinnamon Pecan & Almond Butter is incredible. It's all the best flavours together in one insanely creamy nut butter. The roasting of the nuts brings out their deep flavours, and combined with the cinnamon + sea salt, you have one ridiculously tasty nut butter.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish


  • 1.5 Cup Almonds
  • 1.5 Cup Pecans
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Start by preheating the oven to 180c and spread the nuts out on a lined baking tray
  • Place the nuts in the oven and roast for 10-13 minutes until slightly browned and fragrant – don't let them burn
  • Place the hot roasted nuts into your food processor and blend on high for a few minutes
  • Scrape down the sides and process again
  • Keep doing this until a creamy nut butter starts to form (be patient, this can take up to 10 minutes!)
  • When a smooth nut butter has formed, add in the sea salt, cinnamon and vanilla and blend so that they're properly mixed in
  • Transfer to a jar and store in a cool place
Keyword vegan side

Is Okay to Eat Almond Butter Every Day?

Most certainly! It’s generally acceptable to include almond butter in your daily diet, as long as you consider a few important factors. Portion control is crucial, given that almond butter is calorie-dense due to its healthy fats. So be mindful of serving sizes, usually around 1 to 2 tablespoons, to prevent excessive calorie intake.

Remember that almond butter should be just one component of a well-rounded diet that encompasses a variety of nutrient-rich foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and other healthy fats. If you have allergies or sensitivities to nuts, including almonds, it’s important to avoid almond butter.

Additionally, if you’re managing your weight or have specific health objectives, be sure to factor in the calories from almond butter. Choosing almond butter with minimal added sugars, oils, and salt enhances its nutritional value. Always prioritize moderation and nutritional balance, consulting with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian, especially if you have health conditions or concerns regarding incorporating almond butter daily.


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  1. This looks so good! What a fun way to add some sweet flavors to almond butter!

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