Maple Spice Roasted Pecans

Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 13 mins
Serves: 8


  • 1 cup shelled pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place pecans, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and mix thoroughly.
  3. Place on a pan with parchment paper.
  4. Spread pecans out so they are not clumped together.
  5. Drizzle remaining maple syrup over the pecans.
  6. Sprinkle remaining pumpkin pie spice over the pecans.
  7. Cook for 12 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutritional data

Serving size: 1/8 cup
Calories: 92
Fat: 8.875 grams
Carbohydrates: 3.375 grams
Protein: 1.1 grams

Nutritional data is approximate.


When I first started cooking healthier I would search the web looking for healthier versions of my favorite foods. Most of the times I would come across recipes that were healthier, but seemed to have a lot of unnecessary ingredients. For example: Toasted Pecans. I love toasted pecans. They are one of my favorite treats during the holidays. When I searched for healthier recipes I found several who used butter and extra sugar. Why would you possibly need butter on pecans? To me, pecans are already a buttery nut as it is. And the extra sugar? Why when you are using maple syrup? And then there is the egg. Again, why when you are using maple syrup? I decided to use the bare minimum ingredients and see how they turned out. What I got was a yummy, not-too-sweet treat that brought back memories of holidays past. The one mistake I made? I gave one to my son to see if he liked - for the next 10 minutes he followed me around the kitchen begging for more! I should note that due to the high fat (even though it is good fat) you should limit yourself to one or two servings of these.