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Candied Pecans [Refined Sugar Free]

This is the best recipe for candied pecans! It's and easy recipe made in the oven and it's healthy too because it's made with maple syrup. You can use them for a salad, on top of sweet potatoes or as an appetizer or snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Healthy
Keyword: candied pecans, paleo, pecans, snack, sugar free


  • 3 cups pecans
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add the large egg white to a bowl and beat or whisk thoroughly for 1-2 minutes, until frothy. Add the ground cinnamon, vanilla, salt and maple syrup to the egg white and gently stir.
  • Add the pecans and fold them in until pecans are fully coated.
  • Pour pecans onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread into an even layer and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through for even baking.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 30 minutes, or until pecans harden.
  • Store in an air tight container at room temperature for 2 weeks, in the refrigerator for 4 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.