Hey guys! I’ve loved working with my new dehydrator and making some delicious Zucchini Squash Chips and some hearty Beef Jerky Made 3 Ways, but I decided to switch gears for this next post and go for making some delicious little sweet and spicy pecans!
I don’t know about you guys, but I love honey roasted peanuts, candied nuts, and all their different variants. Peanuts, pecans, almonds, and everything in between, I think nuts are great. I even enjoy the ones that are spicy too. Unfortunately, honey and sugar aren’t low carb or low calorie. However, stevia is, and that’s what I used here.
In my previous post of Starting Out On A Low Carb Diet I noted how nuts are an excellent low carb snack. I also noted just how low carb pecans could be (at about 4 grams of carbs for a handful of them). I also know how much I love candied pecans, and so I thought I would give it a go and make some candied ones. If you wanted to really eat a ton of them, you could eat an entire POUND of pecans and it would have about 18 net effective carbs! I wouldn’t really recommend it, since there are a good amount of calories, but with how delicious these treats are it could be a very distinct possibility.
I’m all about making delicious food easily, and this is no exception. I pretty much toss a bunch of ingredients in my blender, pour the mixture over the pecans and mix them up, and then bake them stirring once about 15 minutes in through. That’s it! A really easy and delicious sweet and spicy low carb treat. To give credit where credit is due, I was inspired this recipe I found on Two Peas and their Pod.
First preheat your oven to 300 degrees F, and get your raw pecans and put them in a large bowl.
Separate out one egg white.
I used my Ninja Blender cups to mix together egg whites, stevia, water, vanilla extract and some cayenne powder.
Pour the mixture over the pecans and mix everything together until well coated.
Get a baking sheet and line it with some aluminum foil or parchment paper. (I would’ve used parchment but I was out but aluminum worked fine). Then spray the foil with some cooking spray and put the pecans on as a single layer and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes stirring them at about 15 minutes in.
Once the pecans have baked and the mixture solidified, take out of the oven and let cool.
Now these did have a little bit of a kick to them, which I liked, but you can of course take the cayenne down to a teaspoon or completely omit it altogether if you’d rather just have a sweet treat.
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1 lb (16oz) Raw Pecans
1 Cup Stevia
1/2 Tablespoon Cayenne
1 Egg White
1 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F, and get your raw pecans and put them in a large bowl.
- Mix together eggs whites, stevia, water, vanilla extract, and cayenne powder in food processor or blender (I used my Ninja)
- Pour the mixture over the pecans and mix everything together until well coated.
- Line baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Lay pecans on a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake for about 45 minutes and stir around halfway through.
- Let cool.