Maple Spice Roasted Pecans
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 13 mins
- 1 cup shelled pecan halves
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided
- Parchment paper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place pecans, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and mix thoroughly.
- Place on a pan with parchment paper.
- Spread pecans out so they are not clumped together.
- Drizzle remaining maple syrup over the pecans.
- Sprinkle remaining pumpkin pie spice over the pecans.
- Cook for 12 minutes.
Serving size: 1/8 cup
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.