Can we all agree that pecans are one of the top nuts? Once fall rolls around I find myself adding them to tons of different recipes because they’re SO delicious toasted with a little maple syrup and sea salt. Have you tried my vegan pecan pie bars? Start there, and then let’s get into this wonderful homemade pecan milk recipe.
Pecans have this natural toasty flavor to them that seriously makes this nut milk recipe extra delicious. We’re adding a little maple syrup and sea salt, too, because who doesn’t like the flavor of pecan pie in their coffee, baked goods or bowl of cereal?
You’ll only need a few ingredients and tools, plus a little patience, and you’ll have the best salted maple pecan milk in the world that’s vegan and dairy free. Get all of our delicious nut milk recipes here!
The best DIY pecan milk on the planet
There’s truly nothing better than making homemade nut milk from scratch, and this pecan milk is no exception. It’s:
- Filled with flavor. Because pecans have such a toasty, delicious flavor by themselves, pecan milk tastes deliciously rich and full of flavor. Plus, we’re adding some maple syrup and a pinch of salt to bring out that coziness!
- Super convenient. Pecan milk can actually be tricky to find in grocery stores, so with this easy recipe you’ll have homemade, creamy pecan milk at your finger tips whenever you want it!
- Packed with nutrients. You’ll also get a dose of healthy fats because we’re using a whole cup of pecans to make a batch.
- Made without weird ingredients. Store-bought pecan milk is also filled with stabilizers and other ingredients to keep it on the shelves. This homemade pecan milk recipe just has 2 core ingredients, plus the natural flavor add-ins.
Ingredients in this homemade pecan milk
There are just 2 core ingredients in homemade pecan milk, but we’re jazzing it up with some amazing salted maple flavor (because you know how I do).. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- Pecans: because we’re making pecan milk, you’ll, of course, need pecans! I recommend using raw pecans.
- Water: you’ll also need some filtered water to soak the pecans and to blend them to create a pourable milk.
- Flavor boosters: let’s spice up this pecan milk with a little maple syrup and sea salt. SO GOOD.
To make this salted maple pecan milk recipe you’ll just need a few tools and a bit of time. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Large bowl
- Nut milk bag OR dish towel
- Glass containers
How to make homemade pecan milk
This creamy and delicious salted maple pecan milk will seriously be your new fav.
Step 1: add your pecans to a bowl and cover them with enough water to submerge them. Let the pecans soak for 6-8 hours or overnight so that they soften up.
Step 2: once the pecans are done soaking, drain them from the water and rinse them out.
Step 3: add the soaked, rinsed pecans to a blender with 4 cups of fresh, filtered water, as well as the maple syrup and salt.
Step 4: blend the mixture on high speed for 1 minute. If you feel like you need to blend them more, simply do so for 30 more seconds.
Step 5: place your nut milk bag or clean dish towel over a large bowl or pitcher. Carefully pour the salted maple pecan milk into the bag or towel and strain the liquid into the bowl. Use your hands to wring out all of the milk. There you have it!
Don’t forget to save the pecan pulp
After straining the pecan milk, don’t toss the pulp — it can be used to make homemade crackers, flour, or even add to smoothies.
Store this maple pecan milk
Store your homemade pecan milk in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you find that it has separated, gently shake the jar to mix it up.
Other nut milk flavors you’ll love
Don’t forget to check out our full post for making any kind of nut milk you’d like!
Delicious ways to use homemade pecan milk
Now that you have delicious pecan milk in your refrigerator, here are some great ways to use it:
- Pour it into your morning coffee
- Use it as a base for smoothies to keep them dairy free
- Enjoy it with your fav cereal or homemade granola
- Use it any recipes that require milk
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I hope you love this delicious homemade pecan milk recipe! If you make it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!
Homemade Salted Maple Pecan Milk
Incredible homemade pecan milk with rich, delicious flavors from a bit of pure maple syrup and salt! You'll LOVE this easy and delicious pecan milk recipe for coffee, smoothies and simply enjoying on its own.
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 4 cups filtered water
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
- pinch or two of sea salt
Add pecans to a bowl and cover with enough water to submerge. Soak 6-8 hours or overnight. This helps them soften enough so that they can blend properly.
In the morning, drain pecans from their soaking water and rinse them in a colander.
Add soaked pecans and 4 cups of fresh filtered water to a high-powered blender. Add in maple syrup and sea salt.
Blend on high speed for 1 minute, adding 30 seconds more if you feel it necessary to blend.
Place your nut milk bag over a large bowl or pitcher. Pour the pecan milk into the bag and strain the liquid into the bowl, using your hands to wring out all of the milk.
Pour the pecan milk from the bowl into glass jars. Milk will keep in the fridge for up to a week, if not longer. If it separates, simply shake the jars.
Don’t toss the nut pulp -- it can be used to make homemade crackers, add to smoothies or nut flour.
To store: store your homemade pecan milk in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you find that it has separated, gently shake the jar to mix it up.
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats