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Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans (Keto, GF, Vegan)

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Candied Pecans

Step up your snack game with these candied pecans made with a combination of cinnamon, vanilla, and a low glycemic combination of monk fruit and erythritol that is as sweet as sugar without spiking glucose. Served over protein-rich yogurt, this snack will satisfy a sweet craving and curb hunger.

Candied Pecans

‘Tis the season for eating and gifting! Come the holidays; I always try to make the most out of my time with everything, including recipes! That’s why I am currently obsessed with these candied pecans! These crunchy little nuts are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, nutritious and delicious, making them ideal for snacking and gifting. 

Mhmmm! Yes, gifting! If you’ve never thought about gifting homemade food, I highly recommend it! I’ve found over the years that friends and family love these little gifts so much more than anything store-bought. But, before we get into the gifting details, let’s take a look at what you’ll be endlessly snacking on! 

Pecans are one of those nuts that are synonymous with the holidays! They are crunchy, have a nice warm flavor, and are part of many delicious holiday desserts! Did you see the Low Carb Pecan Pie Bars I shared last season? 10/10 recommend making them for your holiday dessert table! The pecan bars are also made with the Now Real Food® Organic 1:1 Monkfruit Sweetener that I used to make these candied pecans! So it sounds like you now have two recipes to make this season once you grab your bag of monkfruit sweetener!

Why Monkfruit Sweetener?

I like to sub out regular sugar for the Monkfruit Sweetener because it’s zero calories, has zero net carbs (perfect for a keto diet), is vegan-friendly, has no weird artificial ingredients, or aftertaste and works as an equal sub for sugar in a recipe! The equal swap takes all of the guesswork out of subbing like other sweeteners. 

These candied pecans couldn’t be any easier to make, too! Hello, less stress! They require only 5 ingredients, including the monkfruit sweetener, then need only a quick toss together before heading into the oven to do their thing! It’s such an easy recipe to double, triple, or quadruple to make meal prep snacking easier! Once they are baked and cooled, store them in an air-tight container to keep them fresh. I also like to pop my container into the fridge to make them last even longer. 

Gifting

If you’re going with the meal prep and gifting option, I’d recommend making 3-4x the recipe to make sure you have plenty to go around! Then, once the nuts are cooled, you can place them into small mason jars, tie a ribbon around the top, add a gift tag, and voila! You have an easy, affordable, homemade gift that everyone will love! I love using small jars as stocking stuffers and bringing larger jars as presents at holiday parties. 

Gifting Alternative (my fave!)

Instead of pre-making the nuts, you could opt for making a “recipe” gift in which you buy all of the ingredients, minus the egg whites, placing them in a gift bag, include the recipe card and maybe a nice spatula for tossing them! It’s such a fun idea for people who love to bake or do things as a family, plus it gives them enough ingredients to make this multiple times. The best part? They will have a full bag of Now Real Food® Organic 1:1 Monkfruit Sweetener on hand to make the Candied Pecans, The Low Carb Pecan Pie Bars, and many of the other recipes I share using the 1:1 sweetener! 

Swaps

If you are vegan, the only swap needed is the egg whites. You can use a liquid vegan replacement here. The pecans can be subbed with other nuts if you’re allergic, and the yogurt is optional! I like to add it to my meal prep to give it some extra protein, but these pecans are tasty on their own! You can also add them to oatmeal, yogurt bowls, crushed on chicken, etc. They don’t just have to be a hand-held snack! 

‘Tis the season for gifting, and this idea might be my best one yet! 

 

Candied Pecans Ingredients: 

For Serving

  • 2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt (or dairy-free, if vegan)

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Step up your snack game with these candied pecans made with a combination of cinnamon, vanilla and a low glycemic combination of monk fruit and erythritol that is as sweet as sugar without spiking glucose. Served over protein-rich yogurt this snack will satisfy a sweet craving and curb hunger.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, gluten free, low carb, snack, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 snacks
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups raw pecan halves
  • 2 tbsp egg whites
  • 1 ½ tbsp Now Real Food® Organic 1:1 Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

For Serving

  • 2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt or dairy-free, if vegan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325ºF and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together eggs, monk fruit sweetener, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add pecans and stir to coat.
  • Spread pecans evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes. Cool on pan for 15 minutes.
  • Divide pecans between 4 snack containers. Add Greek yogurt to the remaining halves of snack containers.

Notes

macros include Greek yogurt. 

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Fiber: 2g
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