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Holiday Spiced Pecans

These roasted pecans will taste great on their own or as a crunchy addition to a green salad.

holiday spiced pecans recipe


Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 servings




3 cups pecan halves

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground ginger

¼ tsp. ground cloves

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

¼ tsp. cardamom




1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Place pecans in large bowl and mix in maple syrup until coated. Add spices and mix well.

3. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.

4. Spread pecans evenly on to the parchment paper.

5. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every five minutes until toasted and most of the liquid has been absorbed.

6. Allow to cool. Break apart if pecans are stuck together.

7. Store in airtight container.


Note: May substitute an additional one teaspoon of cinnamon for the ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom.


Nutrition Facts (per ¼ cup) Calories: 224; Fat: 22 g; Protein: 3 g; Carbohydrates: 10 g; Dietary fiber: 3 g; Sodium: 0 mg


Related: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Trifle


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Reference: “Holiday Spiced Pecans.” The Real Food Dietitians, 2018. Web. 12 Dec. 2019. <https://therealfoodrds.com/holiday-spiced-pecans/>


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Sandy Patton

Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.