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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pecans

Photo: Kate Sears
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Total time 15 mins
Yield Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shelled pecan halves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 225
  • fat 22 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 7 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • sodium 299 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spread pecans on baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 10 minutes, shaking pan occasionally, until nuts are fragrant and light golden brown.

  2. While nuts are roasting, combine cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, ginger and salt in a small bowl.

  3. Remove nuts from oven and place in a bowl. Toss with melted butter, brown sugar and spice mix while nuts are still hot, combining evenly. Let cool and serve.