Cinnamon and vanilla are married to a fresh roasted nut with a delightful candied shell. Bliss! A five-minute prep–let your oven do the rest!
Quick and Easy Candied Nuts
Did I have you at five minutes? If you are like me, the offer of investing only five precious minutes in the kitchen is always a welcome proposition.
But that’s not the only appealing aspect of this recipe. In addition to their absolutely divine taste they are much healthier than their refined sugar counterparts.
If you saw my post for Apple Cake Muffins you know that I spent some time living in Germany. One of my many great memories are of the holiday markets. You can imagine the food booths brimming with fresh culinary specialties! Standing in the freezing cold one seeks to allay some of the winter chill with a steaming mug of mulled wine (Gluhwein).
As you feel the warmth penetrate your body from the inside out you are no longer preoccupied with how cold it is. At that moment you are overwhelmed by all of the delicious scents. One aroma rises above the rest–something delightful wafts through the air–it’s cinnamon and vanilla married to a fresh roasted nut with a delightful candied shell. Bliss!
Healthier Candied Pecans
As I warm up for the cool down of autumn, I decided that I should not go another season without having these delicious morsels at my fingertips–and neither should you!
I have created a healthier version of candied nuts without sacrificing flavor or time! This recipe infuses the nuts, already rich in healthy fats and protein, with omega 3 fatty acids. Refined sugar is replaced with the unrefined sweetness of coconut nectar and coconut palm sugar bringing all of their nutrients to the table as well.
Instead of the traditional egg-white for a binder, I used flax seed. So much goodness in so little time!
I used pecans for this iteration of the recipe, but walnuts or almonds are equally delicious.
Not just for the holidays either! These treats offer a great snack or salad topping year round.
Although I plan on enjoying this recipe as a snack year round, it is definitely going on my list of must haves for the holidays. I look forward to the scent of nuts baking as we decorate our Christmas tree. Nothing says festivities like cinnamon, vanilla and roasted nuts. Enjoy!