Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Pecans


Add a little autumn spice to your life with this tasty treat.  This recipe requires very little effort and makes a great snack to take to work or an appetizer for your next get together.

Nutritional Awesomeness: Pecans are high in monounsaturated fat, magnesium, phosphorusm, potassium, folate, and calcium. Cinnamon has ant-inflammatory properties and can help control your blood sugar.  Chili powder and cayenne add some kick and have a slight thermogenic (fat burning) effect.  Bonus: it also makes your kitchen smell delicious!

~Makes 6 cups~

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups raw, whole pecans
  • 3 egg whites
  • 5 Tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • 5 tsp chili powder
  • 5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


Method:

  1.  Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, briefly whisk egg whites and then whisk in the agave nectar.
  3. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cinnamon, sea salt, and cayenne.
  4. Add pecans to the egg/agave mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Sprinkle spice mix over pecans and then toss well to evenly coat.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to transfer coated pecans to your prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes, using a spatula halfway through to stir pecans.
  8. Pecans are done when browned and the coating is dry.
  9. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes. These are great served warm or when cool.
  10. Enjoy in 1 oz servings

~Live Inspired~!

Emily

 

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