Snacks

November 5, 2018

Cinnamon Candied Pecans

Cinnamon Candied Pecans are sweet and irresistible, completely fruit-sweetened, these little treats can be the healthy snack option at your holiday events!

As we get closer to Thanksgiving and, dare I say it, Christmas, parties and get-togethers become the topic of conversation. Me? I'm thinking about projects and exams. But I'm also daydreaming about Cinnamon Candied Pecans.

Why? Because Cinnamon Candied Pecans are sweet snacks that I may or may not consume by the handful.

But it's fine. Because nuts have so many health benefits.

Pecans have good fats, making you feel satiated and full, so you don't overeat. Several studies show that regular nut consumption is associated with lower body weight and may even help you lose weight.

Plus, pecans have one of the highest antioxidant contents among nut types AND can help fight cancer (nutritionfacts.org).

God gave us such delicious and nourishing food to eat!

Let's get into it.

How to make Cinnamon Candied Pecans

Like in my roasted and salted pecan recipe, the first step is to soak the pecans in water. This helps the other ingredients stick to the nuts in the oven and helps reduce digestion-harming enzyme inhibitors. In other words, don't skip this step!

Next, drain the pecans and coat them in date syrup, date sugar, and cinnamon. Toss to combine.

Then, plop those nuts in the oven at 350 for 30-35 minutes, stirring once or twice. You'll know the nuts are done when they are just starting to turn brown and the date syrup has hardened as a shell on the pecans.

Take the nuts out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. This will ensure the date syrup is fully hardened and will also help you practice the virtue of patience. Cinnamon Candied Pecans smell AMAZING fresh out of the oven.

When the nuts are cool, gobble them down by the handful (like I do) or, you know, save them and put them out at your next holiday party. Your guests will be thrilled to know that what they are eating is both healthy and delicious. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus thank you for antioxidant-filled, cancer-fighting pecans. Help us to practice patience and temperance in our enjoyment of these healthy treats. Use these pecans to bring people together in a time meant for celebrating family and friends. Amen.

Cinnamon Candied Pecans

Cinnamon Candied Pecans are sweet and irresistible, completely fruit-sweetened, these little treats can be the healthy snack option at your holiday events!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

4

Prep:

10

min

cook:

30

min

total:

50

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon Date Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Date Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. While the oven is preheating, soak the pecans in water.
  2. When the oven is ready, drain the pecans. Place in a medium bowl. Add the date syrup, date sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  3. Place the pecan mixture on the lined baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes. Stir every 10-15 minutes.
  4. When the date syrup has hardened and is just starting to turn brown, remove the pecans from the oven. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes or until the date syrup is fully hardened. Enjoy!
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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography