Pecans may just be the most underrated nuts – did you know that they have healthy fats, along with preventing oxidative stress? They can also help maintain heart health with their antioxidants and help reduce inflammation!

Ready to go nuts with pecans? Here are some awesome recipes from the Food Monster App that show off the many delicious sides of this underrated nut.


1. Raw Chia Caramel Pecan Piepecanpie

This Raw Chia Caramel Pecan Pie is a raw version of the holiday food favorites, but who said raw pecan pie isn’t for summer? The real deal isn’t necessarily the healthiest thing you can put in your stomach. They are pretty much white flour, sugar, butter, raisins, more butter, and more sugar. This is a superhero, nutrient-dense pecan pie.

2. Easy Date Caramel Pecan Piepecanpie2

This Date Caramel Pecan Pie starts with an easy oat and pecan crust and it’s filled with creamy date caramel. Add a sprinkle of sea salt, a dollop of coconut whipped cream, and some artfully placed pecans to finish off this healthy, refined sugar-free treat!

3. Paleo Pecan Piepecanpie

This Paleo Pecan Pie is so creamy, delicious, and dense, no one would ever guess that it’s raw and paleo! The crust is made primarily with pecans, walnuts, and dried mulberries, and the cashew filling is sweetened with dates and swirled with coconut cream. Top this pie with plenty of healthy pecans and a generous drizzle of maple syrup!

4. Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars With Date Caramelpecanpie

Truth be told these Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars With Date Caramel, that are reaching the ultimate level of yum in your tum. Think a crunchy, maple-flavored crust that is the foundation of the extremely soft and chewy caramel layer that is secretly made of dates, and then a crunchy, sticky-sweet ending of toasty-roasty pecans with swirls of melty, ooey-gooey chocolate. It’s complete fall dessert bliss.



5. Raw Pecan Pie Delightsbars

These Raw Pecan Pie Delight bars are great for anyone with a busy lifestyle, and especially athletes. They are packed full of energizing raw foods that will help you either fuel for a workout or recover from one.


6. No-Bake Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Piesweet-potato-chocolate-mousse-pecan-pie-1200x750

This Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie, a holiday dessert masterpiece, will be the first to disappear from the table. A chocolatey crust made from pecans and gooey dates is filled with a rich, decadent chocolate mousse filling made from sweet potato and sweetened naturally with dates. Not only does this pie taste delicious, it is made from nourishing ingredients, so that’s cause for even more celebration!

7. Perfect Mini Pecan Piesminipie-1200x755

Are you the kind of person who has to try every single type of pie at the Thanksgiving table? Consider adding these Perfect Mini Pecan Pies to your selection: they’re perfect for tasting because, well, they’re mini! Instead of the traditional corn syrup and brown sugar that goes into the sugary-sweet filling, a mixture of coconut oil and pecan butter is used instead, for a healthier alternative that tastes every bit as decadent as the original.


8. Pecan Pie Bliss BallsPecan-Pie-Bliss-Balls-Vegan-1200x800

Going to the cinema calls for decent snacks and believe me when I say these Pecan Pie Bliss Balls are fit for the occasion. These little bites of heaven are a great alternative to the overpriced ‘nasties’ that are often offered. The medjool dates in them create a natural, candy like sweetness while the pecans and almonds add a wonderfully nutty, crunchy taste. It might be hard to believe that this simple combination of ingredients could taste like pecan pie but they do!


9. Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies

Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies
These Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies are such an amazing treat. A nutty spelt crust is filled with a warm, gooey apple pecan filling. Cinnamon adds a touch of warmth to the filling of these pastry pies, and the crunchy crust serves as a satisfying contrast to the gooey apples within. Serve these pastry pies with a tall, cool glass of almond milk for the perfect breakfast, dessert, or snack.

10. Pecan Walnut and Ginger Cookies

Pecan, Walnut, and Ginger Cookies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These Pecan, Walnut and Ginger Cookies may have the flavors of fall, but they’re perfect all year round. Ginger, cinnamon, and hearty, buttery nuts come together to make one seriously delicious cookie that is chewy, crunchy, and just a bit spicy.

11. Caramel Pecan Bars

Caramel Pecan Bars

These Caramel Pecan Bars are a sweet treat that’s so easy to make. They have a base of mixed nuts and creamy nut butter, topped with a sticky-sweet date caramel. These bars require no baking, so you can be sitting down to enjoy one or two in no time.

12. Pecan Coconut Brownies

Can you believe these amazing gooey Pecan Coconut Brownies are only made with seven ingredients?! They’re sweetened with dates and warmed with spices like ginger and cinnamon. They are so incredibly decadent and delicious, you should probably make a double batch.

13. Southern Pecan Caramel Sauce

Southern Pecan Caramel Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
That bowl of ice cream just isn’t complete until you pour this Southern Pecan Caramel Sauce down over it. This is a decadent caramel sauce that’s filled with toasted pecans and rich coconut milk. It tastes just like pecan pie filling, without the crust. It’s perfect on that bowl of ice cream, but you’ll be tempted to eat it straight from the spoon.

14. Caramel Pecan Rosemary Doughnuts

Caramel Pecan Rosemary Doughnuts [Vegan]
These Caramel Pecan Rosemary Doughnuts are a healthier, grown-up doughnut than the usual fried, sugary ones. These yeasted baked doughnuts are topped with date caramel, toasted pecans, and a scattering of fresh rosemary. The combination of flavors is simply amazing.

15. Decadent Chocolate Chip and Pecan Brownies

Decadent Chocolate Chip and Pecan Brownies
These Decadent Chocolate Chip and Pecan Brownies are the perfect rich and chewy brownies. Whole chocolate chips and chopped pecans add texture to this dessert’s dense base. When baked, they attain the perfect balance between a slightly crispy and chewy outer layer with a fudgy interior. These are amazing on their own, but even more so when served with a scoop of vanilla vegan ice cream and a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

16. Gooey Salted Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars

Gooey Salted Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars
These Gooey Salted Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars are ooey-gooey good. They combine rich, salty caramel, chocolate, and toasted pecans … doesn’t that sound divine? These decadent desserts also look pretty fancy, so if you have a party to go to, these are the thing to make! The toughest part is resisting the urge to keep them to yourself.

17. Mocha Crunch Pecan Butter Cups

Mocha Crunch Pecan Butter Cups [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]
If you love the caramel-like taste of pecan butter, you will go crazy for these Mocha Crunch Pecan Butter Cups. The pecan butter is mixed with a little chocolate, coffee, and crunchy pecans for a sinfully decadent combination.

Pecan Butter

Dennis Abell’s guide on making your own Pecan Butter is great for making your own homemade alternative to traditional penaut butter! It’s just as tasty and has all the health benefits of pecans.