Spiced Maple Pecans

Spiced Maple Pecans 1


It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I just realized I have NO munchies for guests before dinner!  Uh-oh.  Hungry guests are a no-no in my family, so I’m whipping up some Spiced Maple Pecans, from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life, to keep everyone busy while dinner is cooking.  Along with a variety of olives, munchies are taken care of.  Yay!  Sweet, salty and absolutely delicious, you and your guests will love them!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Spiced Maple Pecans 2

Spiced Maple Pecans
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  1. 2 Cups Raw Pecans
  2. 3 TBSP Pure Maple Syrup
  3. ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  4. ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  5. 1 tsp Sea Salt
  6. A pinch of freshly ground pepper
  1. 1) In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. 2) Place maple syrup in a medium bowl, set aside.
  3. 3) In a large skillet, toast the pecans over medium high heat, stirring almost constantly, until nuts are slightly toasted and hot.  (about 5 minutes)
  4. 4) Add nuts to the maple syrup bowl and toss to coat.
  5. 5) Sprinkle spice mixture over nuts and stir to evenly coat.
  6. 6) Spread nuts in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cool completely and enjoy!!
Adapted from The Healthy Gluten Free Life
The Healthy GF Life http://thehealthygflife.com/


  1. What could I use instead of ginger I’m allergic thanks 🙂

    • Hi Norma! Reall any spices you like would work. I made some almonds too with a little vanilla and extra cinnamon…yum! I’m thinking taking out the ginger and adding some cloves (not too much) might be nice. I’ve also used nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon for a more fall flavored treat. Anything goes, so have fun! 🙂


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