Three-ingredient recipes are my favorite, and I’m sure you too appreciate their simplicity. Today, I’m telling you about a fantastic sauce, the pecan butter sauce, and you’ll love it — let’s just say it’s the perfect substitute for maple or pancake syrup.
This is what you need. Half a cup of maple syrup, another one of pecan butter and two tablespoons of molasses. This healthier alternative to your regular syrup is pretty versatile, and it’s customizable, too.
I do love pecan butter for this one but use any nut butter you have in hand — almond butter, cashew butter, even peanut butter; they’ll all work nicely. And if you’ve never used molasses before, you’ll love the dense stuff. Creamy, decadent and the very essence of fall, more than syrup, this one is a heartwarming saucy treat!
Drizzle this one over a tall stack of pancakes or crispy waffles and enjoy the sauce’s nutty and honeyed goodness. It’s awesome over ice cream as well, and I’m sure you’ll find other exciting uses for the sauce, so get creative. If you do find another fun use for this tasty sauce, tell me all about it!
Here are the Ingredients used to make this Simple Pecan Butter Sauce
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- Pecan Butter - this stuff is creamy, dense and full of the toasted pecan flavor that reminds me of fall. I do love pecan butter for this one but use any nut butter you have in hand — almond butter, cashew butter, even peanut butter; they’ll all work nicely
- Maple Syrup - Maple syrup and pecan butter blend so smoothly together, both when mixing and in terms of their flavors. If you're looking to reduce your carb / sugar intake, you're free to use a keto maple syrup substitute like this one. There are also a quite a few sugar free alternative syrups like this one that are sweetened with Monk Fruit or Allulose that work well in this recipe, too.
- Molasses - If you thought pecan butter and maple syrup tastes like fall, wait til you try it with molasses! The rich sweetness of the molasses amp up all the warm and comforting flavors in this sauce recipe. I like using this organic brand. Feel free to substitute with date syrup if desired!
How to Make
How to Make 3-Ingredient Maple Pecan Butter Sauce
Mix pecan butter (warmed up in the microwave if refrigerated) with maple syrup
Add molasses and stir until smooth.
Add more pecan butter if the sauce is too thin. Add more maple syrup if too thick.
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Salted Maple Pecan Sauce - add a ¼ tsp of coarse salt
- Try adding 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder for a chocolate variation
- Add ½ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to boost the fall flavor
- Coffee Pecan Butter Sauce - Add ½ tsp instant coffee granules
- Add vanilla extract for more flavor, or other extracts and flavorings. Try vanilla bean paste, almond extract, coffee extract or maple extract.
What are some ways you can use this Pecan Butter Sauce?
- Drizzle on top of waffles, french toast and pancakes
- Use as a dessert dip
- Use to dress up your oatmeal or yogurt bowl
How to Store
You can keep this sauce covered at room temperature for up to 24 hours, but if you need to store them longer, you can place them in the fridge for up to a week.
- Feel free to add more molasses or maple syrup if you find that you'd like it sweeter. You can also change the consistency by playing around with the amount of pecan butter and maple syrup added. For example, add more pecan butter if the sauce is too thin. Add more maple syrup if too thick.
More Frosting / Sauce recipes here!
Maple Pecan Butter Sauce
- Mix all ingredients together.