One of my favorite things about the christmas season is the smell it can bring to a home. Pine, apples and cinnamon, berries, or delicious baked good are always friendly aromas that I welcome every year. Cinnamon in particular always sparks memories for me. When I was younger, I would go christmas shopping with my mom and we would always smell the most amazing scents of vanilla and cinnamon throughout the shopping mall because there was a roasted nut stand. Although we never bought any of their product, it always smelt so good!
So these days I try and re-create the delicious smells for my own home by making cinnamon roasted pecans. This recipe is so simple, your house will smell so good, and everyone will be happy with a little treat.
I like to make my cinnamon pecans with stevia, since the holidays are already so jam-packed with sugary desserts. Using stevia in place of regular or brown sugar can lessen the amount of calories, but be careful how much you use; sometimes too much stevia can leave an aftertaste. I was pretty modest with the amount I included in these pecans.
Cinnamon & Stevia Roasted Pecans
A mildly sweet but oh-so-delicious treat!
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg White
- 8 oz Pecans
- 1/2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Stevia
Preheat oven to 250o.
Line baking sheet with foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg white and vanilla extract until a froth forms. Add in the pecans and mix until well coated.
In a separate small bowl, mix together stevia and cinnamon. Pour this over the pecans, and mix again until well coated.
Pour pecans on the baking sheet and spread evenly.
Bake for 60 minutes total, stirring pecans every 20 minutes.
Let cool before enjoying!
- Serving size is 1 oz
- Calories 194cal | Total Carbs 4.3g | Net Carbs 1.1g | Total Fat 20g | Protein 3.8g | Sugar 1g
The end result is a mildly sweet, but oh-so-delicious pecan that makes it difficult to eat just one! If you end up trying this recipe, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! What’s your favorite treat to stay on track with during the holiday season? Tis the season for baking!
Until next time,