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Sweet and Savory Pecans

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Summary

A little sweet, a bit savory, and a lot crunchy — these easy-to-make pecans are so so good, as well as versatile! Enjoy them on top of salads, in oatmeal, or by themselves. Pro-tip: double the batch so you can snack on them all week long!

Yields16 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

Ingredients

 2 cups pecans (raw, halved)
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 pinch ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Add all ingredients except for the pecans in a medium-size bowl. Mix well.

3

Add the pecans to the bowl and mix well.

4

On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out the pecans evenly.

5

If desired, sprinkle just a little touch of salt over pecans. You could also add a little more maple, cinnamon or spice at this point if you especially love particular flavors.

6

Bake for 15 minutes, tossing/turning the pecans halfway in between baking to ensure even baking.

7

Remove from the oven and let cool. They'll get crispy as they cool.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Walnuts, pistachios, or some combination of the three nuts would be delicious!

Sugar-free
Use orange juice in place of the maple syrup, and note that the final result might be less crispy.

Make it spicy
Before baking, sprinkle a dash of cayenne pepper on top of the pecans.

How to use them
Eat a handful as a snack by themselves.

Sprinkle them on top of salads.

Top roasted vegetables with them.

Enjoy on top of a sweet potato.

Bring them as a snack to your next virtual social gathering.

Recipe from WHOLE Life Club (WLC).

Ingredients

 2 cups pecans (raw, halved)
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 pinch ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Add all ingredients except for the pecans in a medium-size bowl. Mix well.

3

Add the pecans to the bowl and mix well.

4

On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out the pecans evenly.

5

If desired, sprinkle just a little touch of salt over pecans. You could also add a little more maple, cinnamon or spice at this point if you especially love particular flavors.

6

Bake for 15 minutes, tossing/turning the pecans halfway in between baking to ensure even baking.

7

Remove from the oven and let cool. They'll get crispy as they cool.

Sweet and Savory Pecans