Cinnamon, sugar, and freshly baked goodies are all fall foodie favorites, but how do you enjoy these guilty pleasures without worrying about gaining the FALL 15? We have found a great recipe that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your hand out of the cookie jar, well at least till christmas!
Candied Pecans are a great fall treat, both sweet and healthy, these little morsels are the perfect fall snack!
Pecans have many health benefits such as:
- Pecan nuts are rich source of energy
- rich in monounsaturated fatty acids
- an excellent source of vitamin-E
- very rich sources of several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Together, these vitamins work as co-factors for the enzyme metabolism inside the human body
- rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium
Now that we have explained all the reasons Pecans are perfect, here is how to make them even better! This recipe was found at
All you need are 7 ingredients to make this delicious candied pecans recipe. They are perfect for topping salads, appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. And they're also perfect for gifting!
All you need to make these are 7 ingredients:
- pecan halves
- egg whites
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
There are many different ways that you can make candied nuts, but I still like the classic cinnamon-sugary version, with just a hint of cayenne. Trust me. It is the magic (and very subtle) ingredient that truly makes these nuts “pop”!
Whisk together your dry ingredients until they are well-combined. (I often toss them in a ziplock bag, and then smoosh it around with my fingers until the mixture is even. Quick and easy.)
Then in a separate bowl, add your egg whites and pecans, and toss until the pecans are evenly coated. Then add in your dry ingredients and carefully toss until combined.
Lay those babies out on a parchment-lined baking sheet, so that they don’t stick to the pan.
And then bake them up to delicious perfection, and get ready for your home to start smelling amazing.
These guys are perfect for salads (stay tuned for a new recipe tomorrow!), yogurt parfaits, ice cream sundaes, or topping anything else that calls for sweet pecans. But I have to say, I still think they’re best for snacking. And if you’re feeling generous, they are perfect for gifting to friends and family this holiday season so that they can enjoy snacking on them as well. Because if you ask me, the more candied nuts in this world, the better it will smell be.