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Spiced Pecans

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.

Cooking Light JULY 2009

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


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 119
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.3g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

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