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3-Ingredient Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans Recipe
Candied Pecans

3-Ingredient Candied Pecans

Is your sweet tooth calling for a scrumptious treat, but you don’t have the patience for something complex?

Check out this recipe for vegan, paleo 3-ingredient candied pecans from Texanerin Baking. All you need is pecans, maple syrup, and salt!

Candied Pecans Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ c pecans

  • ¼ c maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon salt (depending on taste)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Get out a Silpat or piece of parchment/wax paper.
  2. Preheat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Preheating the pan first is important so that the maple syrup caramelizes properly.
  3. Add the pecans, maple syrup, vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt to the pan.
  4. Cook for 2-5 minutes or until the syrup has caramelized, stirring almost constantly. There should be no liquid left in the pan. The maple syrup coating will seem soft but will harden as it cools.
  5. Spoon the pecans evenly onto the Silpat and spread. Try one out, and if it’s not salty enough, add more salt. If you don’t want the nuts to be clumped together after cooling, make sure to separate them now.
  6. Pecans harden within 20-30 minutes, but let them cool fully for about 2 hours before placing them in an airtight container. When not kept in an airtight container, they start to get a little sweaty. Can be kept at room temperature for several weeks.

Recipe courtesy of Texanerin Cooking

Vegan and Gluten-Free Pecan Oat Cookies

Vegan Pecan Cookies
Vegan Cookies

Vegan & Gluten-Free Pecan Oat Cookies

Bake a healthy yet tasty treat the whole family can enjoy with these Vegan and Gluten-Free Pecan Oat Cookies by Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen!

Vegan Pecan Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c gluten-free oat flour (gluten-free oats blended in the food processor until flour consistency)
  • 1 c ground almonds 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil/dairy-free spread, melted
  • 1/3 c roughly chopped pecans + extra for decoration

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix together oat flour, ground almonds, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Pour in melted oil/spread and milk. Mix to combine. 
  4. Fold in chopped pecans.
  5. Use ice cream scoop to shape into cookies. Place onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper and press down slightly. 
  6. Place a pecan in the center of each cookie. 
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Leave to cool completely.
Recipe & photos courtesy of Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

Keep your healthy resolutions with No-Bake Pecan Pie Energy Bites

Pecan Pie Energy Bites
PECAN PIE ENERGY BITES

Keep your healthy resolutions with No-Bake Pecan Pie Energy Bites

These No-Bake Pecan Pie Energy Bites by Lemons + Zest are a quick and simple way to stay on track when it comes to healthy eating!

Pecan Pie Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c raw pecans
  • 1/2 c raw almonds cashews or walnuts will work as well
  • 10-11 medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tsp cinnamon more if you are a cinnamon lover like me!
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 18 pecan halves (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Process pecans and almonds to a fine, grain-like consistency in food processor. 
  2. Add dates, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt and process until dough begins to form.
  3. Roll mixture into balls and press a pecan on top of each.
  4. Chill for about 10 minutes or so to set.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Recipe courtesy of Lemons and Zest