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Maple-Glazed Pecans

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These Maple-Glazed Pecans are proof that sweet, salty, and crunchy snacks can still be healthy! We all know that potato chips are bad, and salty foods lead us to crave sweet foods. Now you can enjoy a delicious snack while watching a movie, a game, or your favorite TV show without all of the guilt…..

Maple-Glazed Pecans | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

My original plan was to use these Maple-Glazed Pecans as a topping for Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, but then I remembered that I don’t like pumpkin spice anything. So I scratched the idea of pancakes but kept these babies as a yummy snack. I prefer the caramel like flavor of toasted pecans over walnuts, but walnuts are just as delicious and addictive!!

These Maple-Glazed Pecans are the perfect sweet and crunchy snack that is also healthy! | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Did I mention how simple they are to prepare? Super, super easy!!

How to make Maple-Glazed Pecans:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

Toss the pecans, salt, cayenne, and maple syrup together in a large bowl until evenly coated…..

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Spread the pecans out in a single layer on the baking sheet…..

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Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until slightly browned and aromatic…..

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Let the pecans cool completely, then use a metal spatula to loosen them from the parchment paper…..

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Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, as if they’d last that long. 😉

These Maple-Glazed Pecans are proof that sweet and salty snacks can still be healthy! | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

I wasn’t kidding, they are addictive!!

Notes:

  • The cayenne is added for a flavor boost, but not to scorch your mouth…unless that is your goal, then add as much as you like.
  • If you do not want to use cayenne, simply leave it out of substitute 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • For an even saltier/sweet combination, sprinkle course sea salt over the pecans as they are cooling.

More delicious snack recipes:

Baklava Honey-Glazed Walnuts

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Goldfish Crackers

Monster Mash Popcorn

Enjoy!!

These Maple-Glazed Pecans are proof that sweet and salty snacks can still be healthy! | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Maple-Glazed Pecans

These Maple-Glazed Pecans are proof that sweet, salty, and crunchy snacks can still be healthy! They are Paleo, Whole 30, and Vegan compliant.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple, pecans, snack, recipe, healthy, paleo, whole30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 900kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole, raw pecans
  • 8 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • teaspoon fine sea salt
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper {or less}

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
  • Toss the pecans, salt, cayenne, and maple syrup together in a large bowl until evenly coated.
  • Spread the pecans out in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until slightly browned and aromatic.
  • Let the pecans cool completely, then use a metal spatula to loosen them from the parchment paper.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, as if they’d last that long.

Notes

  • The cayenne is added for a flavor boost, but not to scorch your mouth...unless that is your goal, then add as much as you like.
  • If you do not want to use cayenne, simply leave it out of substitute 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • For an even saltier/sweet combination, sprinkle course sea salt over the pecans as they are cooling.

Nutrition

Calories: 900kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3mg

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