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Honey Roasted Pecans


These tasty honey roasted pecans are a perfect balance of sweet and nutty. There are quick and easy to make, and they are free of refined sugar! If you are looking to get more creative with using nuts in your cooking, this is a great recipe for learning how to roast pecans for any home cook.

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white bowl filled with dark brown roasted pecans halves

Recipe Features

  • These honey roasted pecans are free of refined sugar, gluten, dairy, added sodium.
  • This simple recipe calls for only three wholesome ingredients, which you may have in your pantry right now.
  • If you are running short on time in the kitchen, you’ll love this recipe because it only takes 15 minutes.
  • The recipe makes delicious snacking pecans to make ahead and enjoy later or to serve them as topping in many other recipes: in salads, granola, with yogurt.

Key Ingredients

white table top with bowl filled with pecans, jar with honey, dish with help hearts

Ingredient Notes

Raw pecans. Raw pecans are best in this recipe since you’re going to be roasting them anyway. Store-bought roasted nuts are usually salted as well, so they aren’t the best fit for this recipe.

Raw honey. The raw honey should not be swapped out for regular honey if at all possible. Raw honey is the best way to achieve the desired level of moisture and crunch in this recipe.

Hemp hearts. Hemp hearts are smooth, mildly nutty, and packed with a good amount of protein.

How To make Honey Roasted Pecans

Step 1. Preheat oven. In the mixing medium bowl combine pecan pieces and whole pecans with honey. Stir to ensure all pecans are evenly coated.

white bowl with pecans and hemp seeds coated with honey mixture

Step 2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread whole nuts and pecan pieces in the single layer on the baking sheet, sprinkle with hemp hearts. Bake for 8-10 min.

raw pecans sprinkled with hemp seeds laying spreaded in baking pan

Step 3. Once roasted, cool for 10-15 mins so that honey can harden.  

baked pecans spreaded inside baking pan

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe makes two cups of honey glazed pecans.
  • Since your oven may cook differently, keep an eye on the nuts while you bake them to ensure they don’t burn.
  • Feel free to enjoy them warm. Before storing them, please make sure the pecans are cool and not sticky.
  • Use a metal spatula to separate honey pecans from the parchment paper.
  • Once pecans are cool, store in the airtight container to keep them fresh.

Serving Tips

These yummy honey roasted pecans make an amazing snack! They are also an excellent way to give a pop of flavor to your salad, homemade granola, yogurt bowls or top an ice cream. You can also eat them them sprinkled on grains like kasha (buckwheat groats) or quinoa. Of course, they’re great on their own, too!

Variations

If you like salty snacks, feel free to sprinkle some sea salt on top.

For more flavor, sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top.

Want to make spiced nuts? Add a dash of cayenne pepper if you like them spicy.

Try substituting pecans for your favorite nut; walnuts would make a great choice.

close up shot of roasted pecans inside mason jar

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white bowl filled with dark brown roasted pecans halves

Easy Honey Roasted Pecans

Natalia-Flavorful Home
These honey roasted pecans are a perfect balance of sweet and nutty. There are quick, easy, and free of refined sugar! If you are looking to get more creative with using nuts in your cooking, this is a great recipe for learning how to roast pecans.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup pecans raw halves
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts

Instructions
 

  • Prep. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.  In the mixing bowl, add pecans and honey. Stir to combine and make sure all pecans are well coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake. Spread nuts on the baking sheet and sprinkle with hemp hearts. Bake for 8-10 min.
  • Cool. Cool for 10-15 mins so that honey can harden. Store in the mason jar. 

Notes

This recipe makes two cups of pecans.
Since different ovens cook differently, keep an eye on the nuts to not burn.
Please make sure the pecans are cooled and not sticky before placing them in the storage container.
Once pecans are cooled, use a metal spatula to separate them from the parchment paper.
Serve with yogurt or ice cream, sprinkled on grains like kasha (buckwheat groats) or quinoa. Of course, they’re great on their own, too!

Nutrition

Calories: 835kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 15gFat: 78gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 417mgFiber: 10gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 133IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 5mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document her recipes and share home cooking tips. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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