So many sweet friends have brought over the most delicious Georgia pecans this week! I was inspired to try a few new pecan recipes. I found this amazing healthier recipe for maple glazed pecans! It is a MUST try!!! Pecans are packed with protein and a healthy fat if eaten in small portions! Maple Syrup is not something you should be guzzling down, but it is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc (which are both important for a strong immune system!).
These holiday nuts are ridiculously easy to make but taste unbelievable! I have packaged them as teacher gifts and chopped them on a spinach salad with pear and blue cheese! Enjoy!
Maple Glazed Pecans makes 6 1/3 cup servings
2 ½ cups of pecans
1/3 cup maple syrup 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Combine syrup, cinnamon and sea salt and stir until well mixed. Preheat a dry skillet to medium-high. Add pecans and syrup mixture and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the syrup is caramelized. You’ll know they’re done when they start sticking to the spoon! Spread them on a greased tray to cool.