May 16, 2018

Roasted Pecans (Oil-Free)

These (slightly addicting) oil-free roasted pecans are a tasty snack when you're craving something salty and delicious. 

In my oil-free mixed nut butter recipe, I touched on the effects oil can have on your body--take a look if you haven't learned about oil's detrimental effects. We'll be making these roasted pecans without oil too. They taste just as delicious and they are much better for you!

Oh, pecans. How delicious you are. But let's talk nutrients. As a whole, plant food, pecans are filled with vitamins and minerals: vitamin A (for your vision), vitamin E (to protect against free radicals), folic acid (to create new cells), calcium & phosphorus (for your bones), magnesium (for strong muscles), potassium (for nerves and muscles), zinc (for your immune system), and several B vitamins. Wow. That was long. And all of these nutrients are found in such a delicious treat. Who said eating plant-based was hard?

How to make Roasted Pecans

To roast pecans without oil, you'll need to soak your pecans first. Wet pecans allow the salt to stick easily to the nuts. Plus, soaking nuts helps neutralize enzyme inhibitors, which can harm your digestion, and reduce phytates, which decrease nutrient absorption. Just submerge your nuts in water while the oven is heating up and you'll be good to go. 

Drain the water, sprinkle with salt, and roast! It's that simple. Soon your kitchen will fill with the glorious scent of sweet, nutty, roasted pecans.

Recipe Prayer

God, thank you for the gift of cooking. Help us to choose to enjoy snacks that nourish our bodies. Watch over us as we make these roasted pecans and let us be reminded of You when we eat them. Amen.

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Roasted Pecans (Oil-Free)

These (slightly addicting) oil-free roasted pecans are a tasty snack when you're craving something salty and delicious. 















  • 2 Cups Raw Pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. While the oven is preheating, place raw pecans in a container and submerge in water.
  3. When the oven is ready, drain the pecans and place them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle salt, if desired.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. 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