We can’t get enough of pecans, and we know that you can’t either. There are so many ways to incorporate pecans into your meals, desserts, and snacks. Which is why we’ve gathered up all of our favorite pecan recipes, tips and how to’s from the Food Monster App. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, either way, you use pecans, it’s bound to turn out deliciously.
Advertisements may have fooled you into thinking that certain pies are only for specific times of the year, but pecan pie is good all year round! If you think that’s a bunch of hooey, July 12th is actually Pecan Pie Day! Do not be fooled by the “fall” feeling you get when you look at these pies — they’re ready to be made and devoured now, as a cozy after-dinner treat or something you sneak a few bites of before heading to the beach in the morning.
March 25th is Pecan Day, a day that commemorates when George Washington planted a pecan tree in Mount Vernon in 1775. The tree had been a gift from his friend, Thomas Jefferson, and these nuts are known to have been a favorite of both forefathers.
Pecan butter is made from pecan nuts cultivated from a species of deciduous tree belonging to the hickory family, Juglandaceae. The tree is native to central and southern parts of the U.S. Today, however, it is being cultivated in many regions of the world as an important commercial tree nuts crop. Each spring season, the tree bears catkins, consisting of the cluster of monoecious flowers arranged closely along a central stem that ultimately develops into fruits by autumn. Pecan nuts, much like the fruit of all other members of the hickory genus, are not true nuts but, botanically, are a drupe.
It goes without saying that we here at One Green Planet love us some vegan dessert — and we think it’s safe to say that most are right there with us. Whether we’re reaching for a slice of decadent pumpkin spice cheesecake or whole foods, plant-based cookie, we crave it all.
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!
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Lead image source: Paleo Pecan Pie