Sweet and Savory Pecans

Sweet and Savory Pecans

Sweet and Savory Pecans

 

Sweet and savory pecans have been a staple item in my pantry for years. Everyone always loves these sweet and savory pecans, including my nut of a husband.  He’s a nutty kind of guy.  He loves all kind of nuts, especially pecans. They are a big hit at parties, and make a great hostess or holiday gift.

My original recipe called for 1/2 cup of sugar for 3 cups of pecans.  Really good, but now I need to find a substitute to keep that glycemic index lower.  I’ve tried a few different combinations and found this to not only taste the best,  but this delightful sweetness also offers integrity to my nutritional standards.  So, let me introduce you to date sugar….

Date Sugar Facts:

1. 1/3 fewer calories than sugar.  Lowest natural sweetener on the glycemic index.

2. High in potassium, it actually has more per serving than a banana.

3. It is also loaded with calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, and selenium.

4.  It is high in fiber, which helps move things along.

5.  Compared to refined white sugar; well there is no comparison. Refined sugar can’t offer any of these benefits. Refined sugar, simply put offers nothing but empty calories.  Zero benefit. So date more, I say!

Note:  Date sugar might not dissolve as well as other sugars.  So if you are looking for a “smooth” texture, I don’t recommend it. Use Agave instead. For this nut recipe it is perfect!

Beaten egg white

3. Add pecans and fold in egg white.

Pecans and eggwhite

Pecans and egg white

Add remaining ingredients

Add remaining ingredients

Pecans

Pecans on parchment lined cookie sheet

pecans

pecans

Store in air tight container container or tin.

Serving ideas:

Delicious cocktail snack.  This recipe is also good with other type of nuts, especially almonds.  Chop and sprinkle over sweet potatoes or squash.  Sprinkle on salads, top off a chocolate sundae or bake in brownies for a spicy touch.

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Sweet and savory pecans. Low glycemic date sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, pepper this the best healthiest savory nut recipe. Crowd pleaser. ACE AntiCancerEdible. Eatrealsimple.com
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12 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 5 minutes
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Sweet and savory pecans. Low glycemic date sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, pepper this the best healthiest savory nut recipe. Crowd pleaser. ACE AntiCancerEdible. Eatrealsimple.com
Servings Prep Time
12 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 5 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add egg white and beat until frothy.
  3. Add pecans and fold in egg white.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper add the coated pecans in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, stir. Bake for another 10 minutes and stir. Bake for 5 more minutes. Watch the last 5 minutes careful not to burn. Pecans will be sticky. Remove from oven.
  7. Let cool slightly. Break the pecans up (they will be a little sticky). Cool completely.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Savory Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g
Sodium 128mg 5%
Potassium 67mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Makes a great hostess gift too. Sprinkle over salads or desserts.

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Sweet and Savory Pecans

Sweet and Savory Pecans

Sweet and Savory Pecans

Sweet and savory pecans have been a staple item in my pantry for years. Everyone always loves these sweet and savory pecans, including my nut of a husband.  He’s a nutty kind of guy.  He loves all kind of nuts, especially pecans. They are a big hit at parties, and make a great hostess or holiday gift.

My original recipe called for 1/2 cup of sugar for 3 cups of pecans.  Really good, but now I need to find a substitute to keep that glycemic index lower.  I’ve tried a few different combinations and found this to not only taste the best,  but this delightful sweetness also offers integrity to my nutritional standards.  So, let me introduce you to date sugar….

Date Sugar Facts:

1. 1/3 fewer calories than sugar.  Lowest natural sweetener on the glycemic index.

2. High in potassium, it actually has more per serving than a banana.

3. It is also loaded with calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, and selenium.

4.  It is high in fiber, which helps move things along.

5.  Compared to refined white sugar; well there is no comparison.  Refined sugar can’t offer any of these benefits. Refined sugar, simply put offers nothing but empty calories.  Zero benefit.  So date more, I say!

Note:  Date sugar might not dissolve as well as other sugars.  So if you are looking for a “smooth” texture, I don’t recommend it.  For this nut recipe it is perfect!

Ingredients

1 each egg white, beaten until frothy
3 cups pecans
1/3 cup date sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt, fine granule

Method

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. In a large bowl add egg white and beat until frothy.

Beaten eggwhites

Beaten eggwhite

3. Add pecans and fold in egg white.

Pecans and eggwhite

Pecans and eggwhite

4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Add remaining ingredients

Add remaining ingredients

5. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper add the coated pecans in a single layer.

Pecans

Pecans on parchment lined cookie sheet

6. Bake for 10 minutes, stir. Bake for another 10 minutes and stir. Bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven.

7. Let cool slightly. Break the pecans up (they will be a little sticky). Cool completely.

pecans

pecans

Store in air tight container container or tin.

Serving ideas:

Delicious cocktail snack.  (This recipe is also good with other type of nuts, especially almonds.  Chop and sprinkle over sweet potatoes or squash.  Sprinkle on salads, top off a chocolate sundae or bake in brownies for a spicy touch.