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Making glazed pecans for salads and snacks couldn't be easier than with this simple 3-ingredient recipe for maple glazed pecans. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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Simple Maple Glazed Pecans

Making glazed pecans for salads and snacks couldn't be easier than with this simple 3-ingredient recipe for maple glazed pecans.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword glazed pecans, maple pecans
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1000kcal
Author justalittlebitofbacon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salted butter, or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spread out the pecans on a baking sheet and bake the pecans for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  • Melt the butter (or coconut oil) in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the pecans and cook, stirring occasionally for 1-2 minutes, or until the pecans are shiny. Then add the maple syrup and cook, stirring frequently, until the syrup is absorbed into the nuts, another 2-3 minutes.
  • Lightly coat the baking sheet with a little oil. Turn out the pecans onto the baking sheet, breaking up any clumps. Allow the nuts to cool to room temperature. Use immediately or transfer to a sealed container and store for 2-3 weeks.

Notes

  • Pecans for snacking: If you want these pecans as a snack rather than a salad topping, skip the chopping step and leave them whole.
  • Butter: You can use unsalted butter instead of the salted butter. Just a add a pinch or two of kosher salt in when you are melting the butter.
  • Variation: For a thicker coating, add one more tablespoon of maple syrup (for 3 tbsp total). The nuts will be a little sticky and have a more intense maple flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 1000kcal