Cinnamon Glazed Pecans
Our family was at the Seattle Center during the holidays and Alex and I let our noses take us to the best smell ever – a Stand selling Cinnamon Glazed Pecans – and other nuts. We bought the biggest bag we could and then shared with the boys. This bag never made it home, it was that good. I’ve searched online looking for replicas and have made a few batches, some hits, some misses, but, I’ve found that this following recipe works best for our taste buds.
* I also make this with Maple Sugar and a mix of Coconut Sugar to keep them sweet for our kids who hate the flavor of Xylitol. It has a ‘cool’ taste when you use Xylitol in this recipe and our daughter won’t eat them. Shawn loves it though so choose what works for you.
- ½ Cup Xylitol (for Sugar Free Recipe) or Coconut Sugar, Maple Sugar or Raw Cane Sugar
- 2 Egg Whites
- 2 TBL Water
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 LB Pecan Halves
- ½ Cup Xylitol *in baggie (for Sugar Free Recipe) or 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar, Maple Sugar or Raw Cane Sugar
- 1 TBL Cinnamon
- ½ TBL Salt
- ⅛ Tsp Ground Cloves
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees and prepare a Large Baking sheet with Parchment Paper. In a Large Bowl Whisk together Egg Whites, ½ Cup of Xylitol, Water and Vanilla. Add in Pecan Halves and mix with a slotted spoon until every nut is covered!
Take a Gallon sized Baggie and put the rest of your ingredients in and mix well. Use a slotted spoon to transfer your Nuts into the baggie. Close tight and shake, flip, twirl it, whatever – until all the nuts are covered in your sticky brown goodness.
Use your slotted spoon to transfer the nut mixture and a minimal amount of the liquid remaining, onto your Parchment Paper. Place in Oven in Middle Rack and cook for 4, 15 Minute, Intervals. Basically, every 15 minutes or so check on your nuts, mix them up and spread them around back into a single layer, pop back in the oven for more cooking. About 1hr total.
Take them out, let them cool completely. Put them in little goodie bags, in a storage container or just eat em all for movie night. Enjoy