Spiced Pecans

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.

Yield:

2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons or 1/2 ounce)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

July 2009