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Paleo Candied Pecans Recipe (Vegan, Naturally Sweetened)

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These paleo candied pecans are made on the stovetop and absolutely delicious!  Also, they are a cinch to make. I made these paleo and vegan candied pecans to add to the top of my favorite summer salad but you could add them to ice cream, smoothies, or just eat them plain – which is what my kids like to do.

Traditional Candied Pecan Recipe

Traditional candied nuts are made with processed white sugar, which we all know by now is not the best thing to be eating on a regular basis.  I opted to use maple syrup for these paleo candied pecans because it’s a much healthier option.

Maple syrup is high in manganese, which is an important trace mineral our bodies need in order to support proper brain and nerve function.  Manganese also helps eliminate free radicals and is a key player in energy production.  Maple syrup also contains other important nutrients like robioflavan, zinc, and magnesium.

These healthy candied pecans only need 1 pan and 4 ingredients.  That’s it!  So EASY!

Ingredients For Candied Pecans Recipe

Avocado oil
Maple syrup
Sea Salt
Pecans

How To Make Candied Pecans on the Stovetop

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. (You’ll transfer the nuts to the parchment paper to cool)
  2. In a medium skillet, add the oil, maple syrup, salt and cinnamon (if using) to a medium sized and stir to combine over low heat.
  3. Once combined, add the pecans and stir until all the pecans are coated in the syrup mixture.
  4. Increase the heat to medium and gently stir until the syrup mixture begins to bubble.
  5. Let the pecans cook in the syrup mixture for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally to evenly coat the nuts and prevent sticking.
  6. Once most of the bubbles have disappeared and your nuts look sticky, transfer them to the parchment paper to cool for about 45 minutes. Make sure the nuts are spread out in a single layer.

paleo candied pecans

Tips for Making Paleo Candied Pecans

Be careful towards the end of the cooking process.  There’s a fine line between the nuts being candied completely, and burning.  So keep a watchful eye on them.  They only need to cook for about 3-5 minutes.  Stovetop heat varies so again, make sure you’re paying close attention!  I had my gas stove set to medium heat and it took about 4 minutes.

Well what are you waiting for?  Go candy some nuts!


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Stove-Top Paleo Candied Pecans

These candied pecans couldn't be easier to make. They're the perfect salad topper, ice cream add-in or snack.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Simply Jillicious

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • large pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. (You'll transfer the nuts to the parchment paper to cool)
  • In a medium skillet, add the oil, maple syrup, salt and cinnamon (if using) to a medium sized and stir to combine over low heat.
  • Once combined, add the pecans and stir until all the pecans are coated in the syrup mixture.
  • Increase the heat to medium and gently stir until the syrup mixture begins to bubble.
  • Let the pecans cook in the syrup mixture for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally to evenly coat the nuts and prevent sticking.
  • Once most of the bubbles have disappeared and your nuts look sticky, transfer them to the parchment paper to cool for about 45 minutes. Make sure the nuts are spread out in a single layer.
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