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Healthy Candied Pecans (5 Minutes!)

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These Healthy Candied Pecans are delicious and so easy to make! You only need 5 minutes and a pan! Just 3 simple ingredients and you can really use any type of nut you prefer. Can easily be made vegan as well.

Healthy Candied Pecans Recipe

Healthifying unhealthy recipes is my jam! If you’ve tried my healthy cosmic brownies, gluten-free thin mint cookies, or my healthy snickers apple salad, you know exactly what I’m talking about. So, when I was introduced to candied pecans a while back, I knew I had to make a dupe of them. And let me tell you, these candied pecans are so easy to make and they’re completely refined sugar-free with a vegan option!

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Are Candied Pecans Good For You?

The typical candied pecan recipes you’ll find are not so healthy. They are loaded with tons of unhealthy fats and processed sugar. Instead of using those ingredients, I opted to make these healthy candied pecans with coconut sugar and grass-fed butter (you can also use coconut oil!). You can read all about the health benefits of grass-fed butter in my Pumpkin Muffin recipe and the benefits of coconut sugar here. These ingredients are staples in the #shhkitchen! If you really want to dive deep into healthy ingredients and proper substitutes for them, I highly recommend checking out my mini crash course, “The Busy Lady’s Guide To Easy Healthy Baking.”

Low Sugar Candied Pecans

We use coconut sugar instead of processed white sugar in this recipe to make these candied pecans lower in sugar. Not to mention, you could totally use monk fruit sweetener to make the recipe even LOWER in sugar. Let me know if you try this!

Healthy Roasted Pecans Recipe

This is a 5-minute recipe, which is what I think you’ll love about it. You simply add the ingredients to a pot or pan and toast them up over the stove. It’s so simple and easy, you’ll thank me when it’s the middle of summer and you won’t have to turn on your oven. 😉

I cannot wait for you to give this Whole Wheat Applesauce Bread Recipe a try! Please snap a picture and share it with me! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day and encourages me to keep creating new recipes for you!

Happy Candied Pecan Makin’!

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Yield: 1.5 cups

Healthy Candied Pecans (5 Minutes!)

healthy candied pecans

These Healthy Candied Pecans are delicious and so easy to make! You only need 5 minutes and a pan! Just 3 simple ingredients and you can really use any type of nut you prefer. Can easily be made vegan as well. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ Tbs Grass-Fed Butter (can sub coconut oil or vegan butter)
  • 1½ Cups Whole Unsalted Pecans (or nut of choice) buy them in bulk
  • 2-4 Tbs Coconut Sugar (I used 2 Tbs and they were plenty sweet for me. You can also try subbing granulated monk fruit sweetener. I haven’t tested this.)

Instructions

1. Place small/medium size pan on medium heat and add in the butter. Allow it to melt.

2. Add in pecans and mix until all pecans are coated in butter.

3. Add in coconut sugar and mix until pecans are coated. Let roast on medium-low heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until coconut sugar is caramelized and melted and nuts are fragrant (DO NOT LEAVE PAN UNATTENDED. These will burn easily so make sure to keep a close eye on them. If they start to smell overdone, remove them from the heat immediately). 

4. Remove from heat and allow to cool 3-5 minutes. The coconut sugar will harden up a bit more in this time and the longer they sit. Enjoy on their own or use for a salad topper, or for any other recipe! Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • I have not tested monk fruit sweetener in this recipe. It should turn out great. Let me know if you try this!
  • Use code "shh20" for FREE SHIPPING off your online nut-butter orders at Georgia Grinders

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1/4 Cup

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 22.8gCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

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