Jerk-Spiced Pecans

Jerk-Spiced Pecans

Submitted by: Liz Moody

Blogger Liz Moody shares a delicious and nutritious 5-minute snack recipe that kicks up the flavor: Jerk-Spiced Pecans! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw, halved pecans
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine grain mineral salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Method

  1. Add the pecans, smoked paprika, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, and cayenne to a skillet.
  2. Turn heat to medium and toast for 1-2 minutes, until the spices are fragrant.
  3. Add the maple syrup, thyme, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder and stir well to coat, then cook for 2-3 more minutes, until the maple syrup has thickened.
  4. Pour onto parchment paper and space out so they’re not touching each other. They’ll harden as they cool.
  5. Store in a tightly sealed container at room temp for up to 5 days. Makes 2 cups.

Nutrition facts

Calories

250

Fat

18g

Sat Fat

1.5g

Sodium

220mg

Carbs

24g

Fiber

3g

Protein

2g

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