These honey glazed spiced pecans make a delicious snack or gift, and are wonderful as a topping for salads or desserts.
Honey glazed cinnamon pecans are a delicious gulten-free snack you can make in under 20 minutes! We always make a big batch of these for the holidays and the kids love them!
Pecans are highly nutritious, packed with protein, minerals and healthy fats making this a fairly healthy snack!
The nuts are coated in honey, a little sugar, then spiced with cinnamon and a little freshly ground black pepper for heat. After roasting, they become sweet and crunchy, with a coating that is easy to bite and not too hard.
These glazed spiced nuts are highly addictive and it hard to stop at just a few!
A delicious gift
Glazed spiced pecans make a thoughtful homemade gift. Cook up a large batch, then fill and decorate glass jars or cellophane bags with these delicious spiced pecans – they always go down a treat!
What can you use glazed pecans for?
Use whole or roughly chopped roasted pecans for a delicious sweet and crunchy a topping for:
Select raw, unsalted and unflavoured pecan halves. If you need smaller pieces, roughly chop them before adding the honey and spices.
It is because there are no sweeteners, additives or other nasties, you know exactly how much sugar and salt goes into it, and adjust quantities to your requirements.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper, this makes it easier to remove the pecans after roasting, and cleaning up is a breeze!
A runny honey will easily coat the pecans. If using a solid honey, warm it for a few seconds in the microwave so that it spreads easily.
Ensure the pecans are fully coated in honey before sprinkling over the sweet spice mix.
The salt enhances the flavours while freshly crushed black pepper adds a little heat.
Allow the nuts to cool before separating. They will remain slightly sticky after cooling.
To make candied pecans
We prefer the softer bite of these glazed pecans, but if you prefer a harder candied coating, mix the nuts in egg white (using 1 egg), omit the honey and sprinkle over the spiced sugar (double the amount of sugar to 2 tablespoons), and mix well.
Spread out on a baking tray and cook at a lower temperature 160℃/120℃ fan/250℉ with frequent stirring to prevent burning, and bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool and the coating will harden after an hour or so.
Once the nuts have cooled, store in a sealed container and keep in a cool dry place for up to 2 weeks.
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Roasted Honey Glazed Cinnamon Pecans
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 3 tablespoons honey* see notes below
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- a pinch salt
- a pinch pepper freshly ground
- Preheat oven to 180℃/160℃ fan/350℉ and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine the pecans and honey and mix together till well coated. Then spread the pecans out on the parchment paper in a single layer.
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar with cinnamon, salt and ground pepper and sprinkle over the pecans.
- Bake on the middle shelf for 5 minutes, then remove and stir the pecans and bake for a further 7 minutes. Allow to cool before separating and using/storing.
- Use raw and unsalted pecan halves or chopped (for a finer garnish)
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper, this makes it easier to remove the pecans after roasting, and cleaning up is a breeze!
- A runny honey* will easily coat the pecans. If using a solid honey, warm it for a few seconds in the microwave so that it spreads easily.
- The salt enhances the flavours while freshly crushed black pepper adds a little heat.
- Ensure the pecans are fully coated in honey before sprinkling over the sweet spice mix.
- Allow the nuts to cool before separating. They will remain a little sticky and that is normal.
- Store in a sealed container and keep in a cool dry place for up to 2 weeks.
- Transfer to small glass jars or cellophane bags for gifts.
- For candied pecans, see notes in post