Thursday, November 6, 2014

Healthier Candied Pecans

Healthier Candied Pecans

Most candied pecans are loaded with sugar, fat and calories; about 400+ calories, 30g+ sugar and 40g+ of fat! Yikes!  However, these are much lower in all three of these categories. Plus, they have extra protein and fiber, yeah!  Oh, and they are super yummy too!


¼ cup white sugar (or you can sub.  stevia for even less sugar, carbs and calories.)
½ cup light brown sugar (or you can sub. the splenda brown sugar blend for even less sugar, carbs and calories.)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cloves
½  tsp sea salt
1 tbsp milled flaxseed
1 egg white (or 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted if you want a vegan option)
1 tbsp water
1 lb pecan halves
Optional add-in: ¼ tsp chili powder to make them sweet and spicy!
Directions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).  Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and flaxseed (and chili powder if using it) together in a bowl.  Whisk egg white (or coconut oil) and water together in a separate bowl until frothy.  Toss pecans in the egg white mixture and make sure to completely coat every pecan.  Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are evenly coated with mixture.  Spread pecans onto a baking sheet, lined with wax paper.  Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned.  Let cool and serve.  Store at room temperature.  Makes about 10 servings.
Nutrition Facts: Cals. 308   Fat 25g   Carbs. 20g   Sugar 15g   Protein 6.5g   Fiber 5g

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