Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas Favourite: Maple and Cinnamon Glazed Pecans

No one will be able to resist these crunchy pecans toasted with a light cinnamon and maple coating - they are perfect for snacking on after dinner with a cup of coffee, or accompanied with a glass of wine or beer.
 
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 - 4 minutes
 
Ingredients:
Makes: 2 cups
  • 2 cups Pecan Halves
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Replace the lollies on your Christmas table with this healthier (and equally tasty) option

Method:
1. In a mixing bowl combine pecans with coconut oil and maple syrup. Toss to coat well.
2. Add vanilla and cinnamon and toss to coat well.
3. Heat frying pan over low-medium heat. Add pecans and agitate pan regularly. Toast for 3 - 4 minutes or until pecans are fragrant and lightly toasted.
4. Allow to completely cool. Store in an air-tight container.
 
Variations:
For the hardcore sugar free fan: Reduce quantity or omit maple syrup.

Tips:
  • Look for interesting jars and tins to package these nuts in as Christmas presents, or as a little gift throughout the year.
  • Experiment with different types of nuts

This recipe was kindly shared with us by Casey-Lee Lyons. Casey is a Queensland based Nutritionist and Naturopath and director of Live Love Nourish, an online health and wellness business. With over 10 years experience in the health, fitness and wellness industries, Casey-Lee specialises in nutritionally designed recipes, food sensitivities and programs that promote wellbeing. Learn more about what Casey does here: www.livelovenourish.com.au 

 

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