Butter Maple Pecan Ice Cream
- 3 large or 4 small ripe bananas, frozen or unfrozen*
- 1/2 cup raw almond butter
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, to taste
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- 2 teaspoons or so vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecans
Place ingredients, except for the pecans, in food processor/high speed blender and process, scraping down the sides as needed, until creamy and combined. Taste for sweetness, adding more maple syrup if needed. Stir in pecans. Place in air tight container and keep in the freezer for at least 6 hours to harden. Let sit for about 10 minutes or so to soften before scooping into serving bowls.Makes about 4 cups.
If using frozen banana’s, you can serve right away as it will be a soft serve ice cream. Or store in freezer to harden completely as above.
As with any of my recipes, adjust flavors to your own taste…I have made this using 1/4 cup almond butter along with just a few tablespoons of maple syrup and tahini with great success. I have also used less pecans. So feel to play around with the ingredient amounts.
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