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Spiced Pecans

Yield 2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons or 1/2 ounce)
Nuts are considered a quality protein, and they offer plenty of good-for-you fats along with some fiber. According to the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid 1/2-ounce portion counts as one serving of protein. Serve as a snack, or sprinkle over salad greens for a sweet and crunchy topper.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 119
  • fat 9.7 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 5.5 g
  • polyfat 2.9 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 8.3 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 4 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.

  2. Combine egg white and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until frothy. Stir in pecans. Add sugar and remaining ingredients except cooking spray, tossing to coat. Spread nut mixture on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes or until dry, stirring once. Cool completely.