Dairy-Free Candied Pecans with Warm Spices
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Serves: 12 servings
  • 1 egg white (see Special Diet Notes above for vegan option)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups pecan halves (can substitute other nuts for part or all)
  • ½ cup sugar (see Sugar Options below)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Preheat your oven to 250ºF and line a baking sheet or jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg white and water until frothy. Add the nuts and stir until well moistened.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves. Sprinkle this mixture over the moistened nuts and stir to combine.
  4. Spread the nuts out on your prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Check on the nuts periodically in the last 15 minutes - they can go from lightly toasted to burnt very quickly!
  6. Slide the aluminum foil or parchment paper with the nuts off the baking sheet, and let them cool completely.
Spicy-Sweet Option: Omit the nutmeg and cloves. Increase the ground cinnamon to 2 teaspoons and add ¼ teaspoon cayenne.

Sugar Options: You can substitute brown sugar for the sugar for a light molasses flavor. Or you an substitute coconut sugar for a less sweet, lower glycemic, paleo-friendly treat.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-candied-pecans