Roasted almond pecan pumpkin butter

pumpkin nut butter

I think my brain is going through some sort phase. Either that or I’m suffering from early onset dementia. I have been forgetting how to do things left and right. This isn’t some I forgot to get the mail or I forgot that client’s name kind of thing. No, this is much bigger than that. Like physically forgetting how to do something. Case in point? Jump rope like a normal person. The other day we had to do 3 rounds of 50 singles (aka: normal jump roping) as a warm up and I was tripping over the rope like I was 5 drinks in or something. Couldn’t get the rhythm down to save my life. I learned how to do double unders and apparently that came at the expense of jumping over a rope like a normal person. Then on Tuesday, we learned the basics of a butterfly pullup. I tried it, was actually somewhat successful at my 15 or so attempts and then moved on to our wod which included 100 pullups. Since I’m not 100% at the butterfly yet, I reverted to kipping pullups. You know, the ones I just wrote about finally getting. Except I got to the bar and couldn’t, for the life of me, string any together. Like my brain had just erased the last 3 months of work learning how to do those. So bizarre. By number 85 or so, it finally recovered only then I was so exhausted from the frustration (and the 85 pullups) that the last 15 sucked anyway.

I’m blaming whatever this recent brain disorder is on why it’s taken me this long into fall to break open the pumpkin butter.

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Because it’s the only thing that makes sense when I try to come up with a valid reason (which doesn’t exist).

Want to know what’s better than regular pumpkin butter? Pumpkin nut butter.

It’s thicker than the jam like consistency of pumpkin butter but not nearly as close to the un-spreadable end of the regular nut butter spectrum. Basically, it’s perfect in that spread it on everything type of way. And it tastes like fall exploded in your mouth.

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I’m hoping my brain doesn’t forget that again anytime soon. Or anything else for that matter because at this rate I’m picturing myself sitting in the car in the driveway staring at the key like “what now?” That could be awkward.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Roasted almond pecan pumpkin butter
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Pumpkin + nut butter. The best of both worlds.
Serves: about 1.5 cups
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon cloves
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange nuts on baking sheet and roast for 8-10 minutes, careful not to burn.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer nuts to a food processor and process for 2-3 minutes until nut butter consistency.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and process for another minute until fully incorporated, scraping down the sides as needed.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


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  1. 1

    this.looks.simply. amazing.

  2. 2

    Yum!! I love pumpkin nut butters! I finally find it highly addicting!!

  3. 3

    Gee, I just happen to have pumpkin spice bagels and this looks like the perfect topper!

  4. 4

    This sounds absolutely heavenly. Wow.

  5. 5

    Maybe it’s just me but I think you forgetting things has lead to sheer genius. Combining pumpkin and nut butter?? Such an amazing combination that has never popped into my head before and now it seems so obvious. I think you need to forget things a little more often ;)

  6. 6

    I want to taste fall exploding in my mouth! :)

  7. 7

    I’m drooling over here. :)

  8. 8

    Looks fantastic! Love that you included two different types of nuts.

  9. 9

    That’s a mouth full! And btw seriously, I totally forgot how to tie my shoes once. It was maybe in college or something like that. Awful. Stupid slip on shoes messed with my brain because I totally wasn’t drinking.

  10. 10

    this is literally the kind of thing i’d just devour with a spoon – nothing else needed! or my hands…in case i forget how to use a spoon ;)

  11. 11

    I’m so making this stuff this weekend! What could be better than pumpkin mixed in with nutbutter?!?!?!

  12. 12

    Since I have not been able to cook the last few days I want to make everything and this is what I am starting with tomorrow. :)

  13. 13

    Just don’t forget how to blog!! That would be terrible. ;-)
    “Fall exploding in my mouth” that sounds fun! hehe
    Have a great weekend!

  14. 14

    Yum! I have a can of each pumpkin and pecan butter– I think I’ll try something with both. But I’m sure your homemade one is better!

  15. 15

    Love that you use an almond pecan combination!

  16. 16

    What an interesting recipe, i like the combination too, dont get pecans here but am sure will taste great with walnuts as well!

  17. 17

    This looks absolutely AMAZING. I love pecans and they are surprisingly good for you, I had be relying on my pecan pie to get them into our diets but this looks like a much better alternative.

  18. 18

    You just took pumpkin butter and elevated it to a whole new level! Can’t wait to try this seasonal treat!

  19. 19

    Jumping rope isn’t an evolutionarily necessary activity anyway; making this pumpkin butter, on the other hand, might be. You were wise to err in the favor of mastering the latter!

  20. 20

    Love it! Would have been so good on my pumpkin pancakes this morning.

  21. 21

    just made this today. SO AUTUMN-Y DELICIOUS. i’m new to the whole food processor thing, so the consistency didn’t come out quite like the pictures. however, if i add a little more pumpkin it’s just right. this will be a perfect way to mix up my usual spreads. :)

  22. 22

    wow, this looks delicious, never even thought of making pumpkin nut butter. great idea for the fall. bookmarking this recipe. thanks!

  23. 23

    Almond, pecan and pumpkin? You totally got me on this one. This sounds incredible :)

  24. 24

    Umm..I just made this. And it ROCKED MY WORLD. thanks for the recipe!! I will be making this over and over and over through the holiday season


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