Monday, October 12, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Pecans

So this morning, I did a ton of cardio and strength training, which of course caused me to become hungry, so I wanted a healthy yummy snack. I noticed a bag of pecans, and it made me think of those bags of roasted almonds & pecans that you get at festivals/fairs; SO GOOD. So I experimented in the kitchen this afternoon and these pecans turned out amazing!

The workout I did this morning consisted of a walk/run for about an hour, plank with row, push ups, tricep dips, burpees, windmills, dumbbell squats and more. Do those moves 15 times each and then repeat another four times. You will definitely feel it! And then you will become hungry and want a snack. Which is why you should make my Pumpkin Spice Roasted Pecans! Perfect fall morning/afternoon/evening snack!

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Pecans
  • 2 pounds pecan halves
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar/or maple sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whip egg whites in a stand mixer. Once frothy, whip in maple syrup and mix until thoroughly combined.

In a large mixing bowl, mix raw cane sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice together. Add pecan halves and egg white mixture. Mix together until all pecans are coated and look amazing.

Spread pecans evenly on sheet and place in oven for about an hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so.

Dig in! These pecans taste delicious right after they come out of the oven!


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