April is National Pecan Month. Yep, you heard it here first! I have no idea how a nut gets its own month, but I’m happy for any reason to celebrate this savory kernel that is also a powerhouse of nutrition.
For this festive occasion, I have gathered 30 fabulous pecan recipes for your culinary inspiration — one for each day of the month. I know, it is the END of April, not the beginning. But time has a way of getting away from me, and I figure, pecans can really be enjoyed anytime, right??
I have loved pecans since I was a little girl. I remember picking the pecans that fell from the pecan trees on the campus where my dad worked. I would crack them open and eat them on the spot.
Growing up, my mom made Pecan Pie every Thanksgiving, and pecan pie is still one of my weaknesses.
My mom also turned me on to Butter Pecan Ice Cream. It used to be her favorite and it quickly became one of mine.
Nowadays I don’t enjoy pecans nearly enough, as my son has a tree nut allergy, and we don’t usually keep nuts in the house. But a girl can always dream, can’t she???
Did you know that the pecan tree is the only nut tree native to North America?? Me either.
Not only are they yummy, but pecans are packed with vitamins and minerals and antioxidants so feel free to enjoy them!
Here’s my round up of pecan recipes for you to peruse. Be sure to pin the image to one of your Pinterest boards so you can find it when you need it! And you can always share my recipes to Facebook or Twitter with the sharing buttons at the top and bottom of my posts.
Without further ado, I bring you…
30 Pecan Recipes for National Pecan Month
- Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Sugar Coated Pecans // Musings of a Housewife
- Pumpkin Pecan Banana Cake // Created by Diane
- Pecan Pie Topping // Crazy Adventures in Parenting
- Honey Pecan Pork Cutlets // Mama Dweeb
- Spiced Pecans// A Family Feast
- Broccoli, Bacon and Grape Salad with Pecans // Tonya Staab
- Pecan Pie Cookies // Created By Diane
- Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel // Crazy Adventures in Parenting
- Banana Pecan Waffles // The Rebel Chick
- Roasted Winter Squash with Candied Pecans // Mama Dweeb
- Pecan Crusted Salmon // Home Ec 101
- Pecan Pie Bread Pudding // Call Me PMC
- Mini Bourbon Pecan Pies w/ Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream // Boulder Locavore
- Banana-Sour Cream Coffee Cake w/ Brown Sugar-Pecan Swirl // An Edible Mosaic
- Glazed Butter Pecan Toffee Cookies // Couponing and Cooking
- Gluten-Free Caramel Pecan Rolls // Namely Marly
- Cobb Salad // A Spicy Perspective
- Toasted Coconut & Pecan Ice Cream // A Beautiful Mess
- Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Goat Cheese – Smitten Kitchen
- Caramel-Pecan Hand Pies – Food & Wine
- Arugula & Radicchio Salad w/ Pomegranate, Pecans, & Pecorino – Big Girls Small Kitchen
- Bourbon Pecan Toffee Bark // NW Edible Life
- Sweet Potato Pecan Goat Cheese Bites // Spoon Fork Bacon
- Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart // A Well Floured Kitchen
- Peanut Butter Pecan Shortbread Blondies // Breakfast to Bed
- Peach Pecan Cobbler // Dreamy Whites
- Southern Pecan Pie Muffins // The Country Cook
- Gluten-Free Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Cornbread Muffins // An Edible Mosaic
- Brownie Pecan Tart // Confessions of An Overworked Mom
- Chocolate Pecan Sandies // Mom On Time Out