These spiced pecans are nutrient powerhouses wrapped up in the delicious warmth of cinnamon. With age-defying antioxidants and amazing taste, it’s not hard to add a handful a day to your diet routine!
Quick note: be sure to leave time to slow-roast your pecans. Slow-roasting nuts preserves their nutritional content and is key to getting all the benefits they have to offer. Make it easy by getting in the habit of slow-roasting all your nuts when you bring them home from the grocery store. Then they’re ready for yummy recipes like Cinnamon Almond Butter, Cacao-Nut Butter, and the one below.
Tailgating Party – Recipe #4 – Snack
1To Slow-Roast Pecans: Place 1 cup raw pecans and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt in a medium bowl, and add enough water to cover by 3 inches. Soak overnight at room temperature, then drain the nuts. Spread them on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 140F for 8 hours. Let cool completely before making recipe.
2Preheat the oven to 200F.
3Combine the pecans and oil in a mixing bowl and toss well.
4Combine the cinnamon, monk fruit extract, and salt in a separate small bowl.
5Add the spice mixture to the nuts and stir well to coat.
6Place the nuts in a single layer on a large baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
7Remove from the oven and let cool at least 10 minutes before serving. Store in a covered container at room temperature.
This recipe is part of the Tailgating Party menu, with Grilled Pesto Chicken Wraps; Jicama, Apple, and Pear Slaw; Vegetarian White Chili; and Cinnamon Roasted Pecans. Check out the Tailgating Party Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and games for lots of tailgating fun!
Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014
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These addictive Cinnamon Roasted Pecans taste amazing and are the perfect addition to your lunchbox or game-time munchies.
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