These honey-glazed pecans are naturally sweetened and have just five ingredients, so they’re super simple to make!
It’s happening- my senior year of college is about to start! I moved into my dorm last weekend, and while I was driving to campus, I got surprisingly nostalgic thinking about the past three years: meeting lots of people, starting my blog, being an RA for two years, finding a great community and friends on campus, and lots of other great memories.
There have been some tough parts of college, too, like not having easy access to a car, cooking all of my meals in a shared dorm kitchen, working late nights with really early wake-up calls the next morning, sharing two bathrooms with 50 other girls, etc. But I know those things are all super temporary, and I’ll cherish the memories great parts of college forever, like living within a mile of all of my closest friends and being able to spontaneously show up at each other’s doors whenever we want to chat, go to dinner, or just eat ice cream together.
Okay, so there’s no natural segue from college memories to honey-glazed pecans…other than that they’re a little bit of a nostalgic food for me. My mom taught me how to make candied nuts to add to salads when I was little, and recently I’ve begun making them with cinnamon and honey instead of the traditional white sugar method. Here’s what they look like before the oven…
And here’s what they look like after- crispy, sweet, and just a little salty. These honey-glazed pecans seem super decadent, but there’s less than a teaspoon of honey per 1/4 cup serving of nuts, or even less than that for a sprinkle of nuts atop a salad.With such a simple ingredient list (nuts, honey, salt, cinnamon, and water- that’s it!), these honey-glazed pecans are easy enough to make even in a dorm kitchen. Next up, I’m planning to share a summer salad + dressing recipe that’s perfect for these nuts.
If you make these honey-glazed pecans, feel free to let me know in a comment or take a picture and tag me @livbane on Instagram. Hope you enjoy!
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 cups roughly chopped walnuts or almonds also work well
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, stir together cinnamon, salt, honey, and water. Add chopped nuts and stir until they're evenly coated. Spread nuts onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes, until nuts have just slightly darkened.
Let nuts cool completely on baking sheet and then sprinkle on a salad or eat for snacks. Store in a ziplock bag or storage container at room temperature for up to a week, or freeze fo up to several weeks.
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