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Maple Pecan Granola Bars

Maple Pecan Bars
Maple Pecan Granola Bars

Maple Pecan Granola Bars by Mile High Mitts

Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and flavor-full, these Maple Pecan Granola Bars are the perfect way to snack responsibly!

Maple Pecan Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 c oats (certified gluten-free)
  • 1/2 c oat flour (certified gluten-free)
  • 1/4 c flax seed, ground
  • 3/4 c pecans, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper. Make sure parchment paper is a bit long and hangs off on both sides so that you can easily remove the granola bars after they bake.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients of oats, oat flour, ground flax seed, pecans, cinnamon and salt, stirring well.
  3. Move your dry ingredients to the sides of your bowl, so you have a well in the middle for your wet ingredients. Add your wet ingredients (maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and egg) into the middle and whisk together. Then, stir all your dry and wet ingredients together until well combined.
  4. Drop mixture into pan and spread evenly. The entire surface of the pan should be covered in a thin, even layer and smoothed out on top.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the top of the bars feel set.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, then lift your bars out of the pan with the parchment paper. 
  7. Cut bars into 12 bars (2×6) or squares (4×4 or 3×4) and enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Mile High Mitts. Check out their site for more detailed instructions and pictures!

Cherry Pecan Cookies

cherry pecan cookies
Cherry pecan cookies

Cherry Pecan Cookies by American Heritage Cooking

Instead of spending cash on a gift from a store, bake a warm gift from the ❤️ this Valentine’s Day. Check out the full recipe for these delectable Cherry Pecan Cookies from American Heritage Cooking.

cherry pecan cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c butter, room temperature
  • 1 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 ½ c all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ c finely chopped pecans
  • 36 marachino cherries, halved

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.

  2. Sift flour, soda and salt in a medium bowl, whisk briefly to make sure salt and soda are distributed; set aside.

  3. Cream butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.

  4. Add egg; beat well. Mix in almond extract.

  5. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture in 3 parts, mixing well after each part. Form into a rough ball shape, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour.

  6. Shape dough into balls about 1 ½ inches in diameter, roll in pecans, pressing to make sure pecans stick to dough. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Gently press a cherry half in the center of each cookie while slightly flattening the top. (If you aren’t going to use cherries, gently flatten the top of each ball with two fingers.)

  7. Bake 7-10 minutes. Make sure to watch them as you get close to the 7 minute mark to avoid overbaking. You’ll know they’re done when the edges just begin to brown. Remove and place on wire racks to cool.

Recipe courtesy of American Heritage 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

Healthy Pecan Recipes for Summer

Summertime is here and get-togethers with family and friends means food. Keep yourself healthy by checking out some of these sites for healthy pecan recipes so that you can take advantage of the health benefit of pecans–and other foods rich in flavonoids.

Go Nuts with These Healthy Pecan Recipes – This article from Wellness Junky provides several pecan recipes that also include other ingredients that are high in flavonoids such as blueberries, dark chocolate, broccoli, apples, and banana.  This includes salads, smoothies and healthy snacks.

30 Superfood Recipes You’ve Never Tried Before – From Greatist.com, this article provides several “superfood” recipes that includes pecans as well as many that do not, but all of them are healthy including recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Pecan recipes for summer

Heathy Eating Tip: Go for Color – This article provides general healthy eating advice along with links to several different lists of recipes full of flavonoids.

Healthy Pecan Snack Recipes from Yummly.com – This site provides several Pinterest-friendly links for healthy pecan recipes for snacks as well as other pages filled with other flavonoid-rich recipes.

18 Healthy Sweet & Savory Pecan Recipes – On the Lifting Revolution website, this article provides links to several pecan deserts including Sugar-Free Banana Coconut Pecan Protein Donuts, Guilt-Free Pecan Pralines, and Paleo Chewy Pecan Pie Brittle just to name a few.

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More Vintage Pecan Recipes for Candy

Continuing our series of vintage pecan recipes, here are three pecan candies to make from Mary M.‏ Wright’s 1915 book Candy-Making at Home.

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Mexican Penuche

Ingredients:

2 cups brown sugar

½ cup corn syrup

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon butter

6 ounces baking chocolate

1 cup Kosher pecan nuts

Instructions:

Mix the sugar, syrup, milk, butter, and chocolate. Bring to a boil, stirring the mixture constantly. Cook until the mixture forms a hard ball in water. Add estate-grown pecans, mix, and pour into buttered pans. When cold cut into squares.

Chocolate-Pecan Creams

Ingredients:

2 cups flavored fondant

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cups Kosher pecan nuts

1 cup chocolate, melted

Instructions:

Blanch mammoth pecans. Heat fondant in a double boiler and add lemon juice. Stir until melted. Take 1 cup of whole pecan nut meats and dip into fondant. Set aside on oiled paper until cool. Once cooled, melt chocolate and dip nuts into it. Set aside again to cool.

Note: the fondant may be divided, if preferred, and flavored with different flavors and prepared with different colors. Cherry flavored fondant is excellent with almonds. Vanilla goes well with most nuts, and many like peppermint flavor with nuts. Maple flavored fondant is always excellent with nuts.

Nut Bonbons

Instructions:

Take equal quantities of chopped pecans, walnuts, and almonds. These should be chopped fine. Take an equal amount of fondant and melt in a double boiler and stir in the nut meats; flavor with vanilla if the fondant has not already been flavored. When the fondant mixture begins to harden mold into bonbon shape, and place on paraffine paper or a sheet of clean tin. When entirely cool coat with chocolate.

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Lowering Cholesterol – A Major Health Benefit of Pecans

Several studies have shown that pecans have the ability to lower total cholesterol levels by at least 5% and LDL cholesterol by up to 10%. So how does this happen?

Pecans are Naturally Cholesterol-Free

Pecans start out as a filling cholesterol-free snack. So even if they didn’t have any additional health benefits, they would be a nutritious, filling snack. But pecans offer so much more.

Mammoth pecan halves for pecan health benefits

Pecans are High in Unsaturated Fat

One ounce of mammoth pecan halves contains about 200 calories and have about 20 grams of monounsaturated fatty acids, a type of fat linked to improving total cholesterol levels. These fats are considered heart-healthy since they help keep your cholesterol and triglyceride levels in check.

Pecans are High in Polyphenols and Fiber

These two nutrients have been shown to slightly lower LDL cholesterol levels in some studies. Polyphenols fight off free radicals and help regulate body systems and fiber slows the absorption of fats into the bloodstream.

Take Advantage of the Health Benefits of Pecans by Buying Pecans in Bulk

Pecans are the perfect heart healthy snack. Add kosher pecans to your diet now by buying them from the leading environmentally friendly pecan farm, Stahmanns. For more information about our wholesale pecans for sale, call us at 844-739-6887 or contact us using our simple online form.

Vintage Pecan Recipes for Candy

This month, we continue our series of old-fashioned pecan recipes with three more types of candy using shelled pecans. All recipes are from Candy-Making at Home, written by Mary M.‏ Wright in 1915.

Vintage Pecan Recipes for Sweets

Chocolate Pecan Candy

Ingredients:
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ cup melted chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecan nuts

Instructions:
Boil sugar, water, and cream of tartar until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage. Add melted chocolate, vanilla, and pecan nuts. Beat until creamy. Pour into buttered pans and let cool. Cut into squares or bars.

Maple Pecan Delight

Ingredients:
1 cup maple sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
¼ cup light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ cup raisins, chopped
½ cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Instructions:
Mix maple sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and cream of tartar. Boil for a few minutes, then add raisins and pecan halves. Boil until the mixture reaches the hard ball stage. Add vanilla, then pour over the egg whites. Drop from spoon on waxed paper, and, if desired, place extra raisins on top of each drop.

Glacé Pecans

Ingredients:
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup water
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole pecan nuts

Instructions:
Mix sugar, water, and cream of tartar. Boil until the mixture reaches the hard crack stage or until the syrup begins to turn brown. Add vanilla. Dip pecan nuts completely into syrup using a long pin, then place on oiled or waxed paper.

Buy Pecans in Bulk for Specialty Foods

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Why Use Pecan Flour?

Pecan flour is easy to make for a variety of pecan recipes, but why should you bother in the first place? Pecan flour has several benefits that make it a worthwhile addition to your pantry.

Healthy Alternative to Other Flours

Pecan flour is a great way to receive the health benefits of pecans. One cup of all-purpose wheat flour contains around 95.4 grams of carbohydrates, about 32% of the recommended daily value for a person on a 2,000 calorie diet. By comparison, a cup of pecan meal contains only 11 grams of carbs. Pecan flour is also naturally gluten free, making it the perfect option for those with celiac disease or other gluten sensitivities.
Flour made from Stahmanns Farms wholesale pecans for sale

While pecan flour is higher in fat content than wheat flour, it is mostly made up of unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fats are good for the heart and can help lower bad cholesterol. Nut meal is also high in fiber, which is another key to great heart health.

Pecans and pecan flour are one of the best sources of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant and helps to balance free radicals in the body. Maintaining a healthy level of vitamin E can help reduce your risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and certain liver diseases.

Unique Flavor

Besides being a healthy option for cooking and baking, pecan flour also offers a unique flavor profile that can add an unexpected oomph to a variety of recipes. With a warm and nutty flavor, pecan flour can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It pairs particularly well with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin, fish, and beef.

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Stahmanns Pecan Farms are one of the largest producers of pecans for industrial markets. We offer fancy mammoth pecan halves, Kosher pecans, and even more types of pecans for commercial markets. For more information, contact us online or call us at 844-739-6887.

Vintage Pecan Cake Recipes

Vintage Pecan Cake Recipes

Continuing our series of vintage pecan recipes, here are two recipes for pecan cake and icing from the early twentieth century.

Pecan Recipe for Maple Pecan Cake

Maple Pecan Cake

from The New Royal Cookbook (1922)

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup shelled pecans, chopped

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons hot milk
  • 1½ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Instructions:

Cream shortening, add sugar, egg yolks, vanilla and milk, and beat well; add flour, salt and baking powder which have been sifted together, and add pecan pieces; mix in beaten egg whites. Bake in greased loaf pan in moderate oven 35 to 45 minutes. Cover top with maple icing: Add butter to hot milk; add sugar slowly to make paste of the right consistency to spread; add flavoring and spread on cake. While still soft sprinkle with additional pecan pieces.

Baltimore Cake

From Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus (1911)

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups fine granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 ½ cups pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 egg whites, beaten stiff and dry

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 egg whites, well beaten
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1 cup pecan pieces, chopped
  • 5 figs, cut in strips

Beat butter to a cream using a wood cake spoon. Add 2 cups of sugar gradually while beating constantly. When creamy add milk, alternating with pastry flour that has been mixed and sifted with the baking powder. Add vanilla and the six egg whites. Bake in three buttered and floured shallow cake tins, and spread between the layers and on top the following icing:

Put in a saucepan three cups sugar, one cup water. Heat gradually to the boiling point, and cook without stirring until the syrup will thread. Pour the hot syrup gradually over the well beaten whites of three eggs and continue beating until of the right consistency for spreading. Then add raisins, pecan pieces and figs.

Certified Bulk Pecans for Specialty Foods

Stahmanns Pecans supplies fancy extra-large pecan pieces, mammoth pecan halves, and bulk pecans for gourmet goods. For more information, call us at 844-739-6887 or contact us online.

Make Your Own Pecan Flour

Pecan flour is a wonderful alternative to wheat flour for cooking and baking. Not only does pecan flour add a warm, nutty flavor to your recipes, but also provides pecan health benefits from its high levels of protein, fiber, and Vitamin E. With certified bulk pecans, a sifter, and a food processor, coffee grinder, or blender, you can easily make your own pecan flour at home:

1.  Roast pecans in bulk (optional)

Using roasted pecans will make for a more flavorful pecan flour, but raw nuts also work. To roast whole pecans, preheat your oven to 350°F. Spread one layer of pecans on an oiled pan, then cook for five minutes.

Flour made from bulk pecans

2.  Chop shelled pecans

Buy bulk pecan pieces or chop whole pecans yourself to shorten the grinding process.

3.  Freeze pecan pieces

Store the pecans in the freezer overnight to keep the flour from clumping. Store the nuts in an airtight container and don’t allow them to get moist or freezer burnt.

4.  Grind pecan nuts

Add ½ cup of pecan pieces to your blender, food processor, or coffee grinder, then pulse the nuts to grind them into a coarse meal. Pour the meal into the sifter over a mixing bowl to collect the flour. Then put the remaining coarse bits back into the grinder along with more pecan pieces. Repeat until all the pecans are ground. Avoid over-grinding the nuts, or they’ll turn into pecan butter instead.

5.  Store in the fridge or freezer

Nut flours do not keep as long as wheat flour, so use your pecan flour right away or store it in the fridge or freezer. When you’re ready to cook, try these recipes with your homemade pecan flour:

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Top 6 Pecan Dessert Recipes List

From time to time, we scan the web to see the newest recipes that use pecans. While our specialty and gourmet industry customers are creative in coming up with recipes, we enjoy seeing the many flavor combinations used with pecans.

To enjoy the best tasting pecan desserts, be sure you select certified bulk pecans for your recipes. If you are a specialty or gourmet food service, you may have tried many pecan growers only to find that pecans that cost less often are not quality products.

At Stahmann Pecan, we pride ourselves on having the best tasting pecans in the industry. We hold certifications on our pecans to ensure we meet food safety specifications. Imagine what your recipes would be like with the best tasting, high quality pecans!

Here’s a list of the top six of the latest pecan recipes we’ve found:

Cranberry Muffins with Pecan Streusel  – This breakfast dessert is a great morning starter. Easy to make, the presentation is festive with cranberries in the muffins and the streusel. The muffins are light and have just the right texture that blends with the fruit and pecans.

Pecan Pie Cinnamon Rolls (Vegan) – Cinnamon rolls alone are yummy. Now you have the flavors of pecan pie and cinnamon rolls combined into one gooey, delicious dessert.

Apple Cardamom Pecan Star Cookies – Want a different tasting cookie to make this year? Try the winner of a recent recipe contest’s cookie recipe made with apple butter and pecans.

Caramel Pecan Bars (Vegan) – What is better than the taste of caramel and pecans together? Try this mix of chopped pecans and caramel for a delicious mix of protein and sweets.

Cranberry Pecan Swirl Cookies – This festive looking cookie looks great on a party platter any time of the year. With the blend of cranberry and orange zest, as well as adding in the crunch of pecans, this cookie is sure to be a hit.

Norske Nook Pecan Dream Pie – National Blue Ribbon winning pie, the dessert blends cheesecake and pecan pie into one exquisite dessert.

Get the High-Quality Pecans by the Case

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Wholesale Pecans and Other Nuts Add More Than Flavor to Your Diet

Pecans, as well as other nuts, are healthy additions to your diet. Pecans are a great source of oleic acid and phenolic antioxidants, which help to decrease bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL), as well as lower your total cholesterol levels. Pecans, and many other nuts, are also good sources of vitamin E, fiber, plant sterols, phytonutrients and selenium. Including nuts in your regular diet gives your immune system, metabolism and your cardiovascular system a healthy boost.

ADD FANCY LARGE PECAN PIECES TO TRADITIONAL DISHES

Adding nuts to your diet is so easy. They can be eaten whole or in large pieces as a snack or added to other dishes to enhance the flavor as well as add more nutritional value. Fancy large pecan pieces mixed with oatmeal make a great topping for mashed sweet potatoes. Add them to green beans or any green vegetable and have a dish that goes beyond the ordinary in taste and nutrition. Experiment with different nuts to find the combinations you like best.

Pecan health benefits

NEW RECIPES WITH PECANS

Adding pecan pieces to cookies instead of chocolate chips to cookies, replacing marshmallows with crushed nuts on top of baked sweet potatoes and other substitutions will help you control your weight without sacrificing flavor.

If you always thought pecans were for pies and hazelnuts were mostly for flavoring coffee, you will soon learn they are great in so many other ways that buying small amounts of pecans or any nuts just won’t do anymore.

Order wholesale pecans to keep well supplied will help make sure you are able to have nuts as part of your daily eating plan. Pecan health benefits make them more than just ingredients for occasional baked goods.