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Healthy Candied Pecans

Prepared by: Susan Mills-Gray, Nutrition Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
April 15, 2018

 

Plate of plain pecans and candied pecansYield: 8 servings (2 tablespoons per serving)

 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons granulated-style stevia
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup pecan halves, left whole or chopped in half

 

Preparation

  1. Cut a large sheet of foil and place it on the counter.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the stevia, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Stir in the water until all of the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Add the pecans to a small saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. Reduce the heat to medium, and add the cinnamon mixture. Stir constantly with a spatula until the pecans are completely coated.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared foil. Let the pecans cool completely to room temperature, and ensure the coating has hardened and turned crunchy before breaking apart any clumps.

    Note: Granulated sugar or brown sugar can be substituted for the stevia, but it will increase the calorie and carbohydrate levels.

 

Nutrition information per serving

Calories: 94

Total Fat: 9.7g (0.8g saturated fat)

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 36mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Fiber: 1.4g

Protein: 1.2g

 

Recipe source: amyshealthybaking.com

 

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