Take your pecans from good to absolutely fantastic with this sweet and spicy pecan recipe. Perfect for snacking or adding to salads for a crunchy twist.
Sweet and Spicy Pecans
Ever since I whipped up a batch of Sweet and Smokey Spice Rub, I have been using it on absolutely everything (seriously, I put some in a gnocchi dish tonight and it really took the whole thing to a new level).
Well I just had to try it out on some nuts, and seeing as I already have my favorite pecan recipe here, I thought I would just combine the two and see what would happen.
They are a little bit sweet, a little bit savory, and the hint of vanilla in the background just adds a whole new element to the overall flavor - you are going to LOVE them!!
I can't keep up with the demand around here, my hubby and kids have been popping them like crazy.
I put a bowl out at a dinner party the other night and they were gone in seconds, and I even spruced up a salad with some crushed sweet and spicy pecans and blue cheese and everyone was fishing at the bottom of the bowl for the crumbs 🙂
Just what I like to see.
Sweet and spicy pecans keep well stored in an airtight container, or if you are a big batch cooker/preparer like me, then they store well in the freezer as well, which is always handy.
Sweet and Spiced Pecans
- 2 cups raw, unsalted pecans
- 2 tablespoon sweet and smokey spice rub
- 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375F
- In a large bowl, mix together the pecans, spice rub maple syrup and vanilla extract until the pecans are well coated
- On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, lay out the pecans in a single layer and pop in the oven. Bake for 7 minutes, give everything a bit of a shake and then bake for another 6 minutes
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving
- To store: pop the completely cooled pecans in a sealed glass storage jar or into the freezer until ready to use
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Anjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy says
Loving these pecans! They're one of my fav nuts and i don't have them enough!
Pecans are definitely delicious 🙂 We can't get enough of them around here
Kelly @ TastingPage says
I can never get enough nuts, and sweet and spicy is the perfect combination!
I agree 🙂
Nicole Dawson says
Spicy & sweet are one of my favorite combinations. So so good.
I agree 🙂
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day says
Pecans are one of my favorite nuts. This recipes looks so delicious!
They are my favorite as well - so good!!
Linda @ Veganosity says
Spicy nuts are one of my favorite party snacks. I could eat an entire bowl. I can only imagine how amazing these are with the sweet added in. Making soon! Hope you're all better. 🙂
Thanks Linda, we are getting there 🙂 I am with you on eating the whole bowl - I am so so bad!!
I love this kind of snack! My favorite is spiced Almond:) I would love to try with pecans too.
Yum, we love almonds too 🙂
Mary Ellen @ VNutrition says
These look like the perfect snack! The spice rub sounds amazing too. I would never have thought to put that on gnocchi!
Haha it was kind of a random last minute addition, but it tasted delicious so I am going with it 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Spiced nuts are always such a great snack (and gift!)
Exactly 🙂 You can't go wrong 🙂