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Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Desserts, RECIPES, Sides, Snacks, Uncategorized

Spiced Maple Pecans

Spiced Maple Pecans

All I want for my birthday (tomorrow!) are endless amounts of these spiced maple pecans.

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Salty and sweet. YASSSS. The fresh ground pepper gives these an unexpected kick of bold flavor.

I would get frustrated before because all the candied nut recipes I found online had eggs, or a ton of sugar and butter, and without those ingredients I couldn’t get the right texture or flavor…They would be soggy or so coated in sugar I couldn’t taste the delicious roasted nut inside…Until now!

These take 5 minutes to prepare and can easily be stored for several weeks. They make the perfect snack, salad topper, or addition to your morning smoothie/oatmeal/yogurt. I love love love (love??) spiced nuts on my salads!

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Your house will smell glorious while these are roasting in the oven. They have significantly less sugar than store-bought candied nuts and all natural & simple ingredients.

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Spiced Maple Pecans
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Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 cups raw pecan halves or pieces
  • 4 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp salt (I use ground pink Himalayan)
  • .5 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 4-5 drops orange essential oil or .5 tsp dried ground orange peel
  • .5 tsp ground cumin
  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Pour maple syrup over pecans and mix well until evenly coated.
  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper, orange essential oil or peel, and cumin over syrup and pecan mixture.
  5. Thoroughly toss all ingredients. There should be very little liquid at the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Spread pecans on baking sheets so they are not touching.
  7. Place sheet in oven for 10-12 minutes. Ensure the nuts do not begin to brown, maple syrup should be bubbling when you remove the baking sheet from the over.
  8. Allow to cool outside of oven for at least 20 minute to allow the sugar to crystallize.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to one month in a cool dry place.
  10. Enjoy!




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