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Pecan Meal

A simple, whole-food, un-processed way to thicken your gravies, sauces, soups and oatmeal when you're following a whole-food plant-based diet!

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 1/2 cup raw pecans


  1. Place raw pecans in high-speed blender bowl. 

  2. Use pulse function to grind down the nuts into a meal.  Scrape down the sides of the blender bowl with a spatula to facilitate an even texture.  And be careful not to blend too much as it will turn into a nut butter. 

  3. The pecan meal will be moist and a bit clumpy.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 1 1/4 cup. 

Use 1 to 2 tbsp. of Pecan Meal to thicken your soups, stews, and gravies.

Store in a glass Mason jar and keeps well in the fridge for up to 8 weeks.