Honey Roasted Pecans – easy recipe with just those two ingredients! Gluten-free snack or crunchy salad topper in under 30 minutes including cooling time.
Simple recipes like this make me feel like I almost can’t even call it a recipe.
Like, you basically know everything you need to know from the title.
Except a lot of honey roasted pecan recipes I’ve seen use extra ingredients and/or complicated-seeming instructions.
I really didn’t feel like roasting my pecans, then melting them with honey and sugar and spices on the stove and then putting them back in the oven for additional time. (And don’t even get me started on store-bought honey pecans – they have like 50 ingredients!)
So basically I skipped all the complication and just put honey with pecans and well, roasted it. See?
Well I guess you might want to know quantity. And temperature. You’re very particular.
Just kidding 😉 See there’s not much to say about such a simple recipe, so I gotta talk about something.
Like, how do you pronounce pecans? Pee-can or pee-kahn? I notice I say it differently depending on my mood and the food it’s in. Like if it’s pecan pie I saw pee-kawn pie (sounds fancier) most times. But I said pee-can the other day when I was looking for it in the store.
Apparently there isn’t one accepted way to say it, as you discover when you start to google these random things like I do. There are even more ways I’ve never heard of that people say it (see some maps here on different food dialect trends in the U.S.).
Anyway, the proportions are 1 tablespoon honey for every 1 cup pecans. I used pecan pieces instead of whole pecans. So this may change the amount of honey-coverage (?) and possibly roasting time if you use whole pecans, so just be aware of that.
Pop it in at 350 for 15 minutes (keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!), then let them cool. And eat. Or use it in things. Like this salad.
But they’re also quite good for snacking.
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- 1 cup plain pecan pieces
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 325°F (see notes). Line a baking sheet or dish with parchment paper.
- Either on the parchment paper or in a small bowl, combine pecan pieces and honey and stir until pecans are evenly coated.
- Bake for 10 minutes, check them and stir them. If needed, add a few more minutes while keeping an eye on them so they don't burn.
- Let cool for 10 minutes and then they are ready to eat!
Can increase recipe as needed - rough proportions are 1 tablespoon honey for each 1 cup pecan pieces. If using whole pecans, you may need to adjust amount of honey and/or baking time.
Recipe originally said bake at 350°F but readers were finding this would burn since ovens vary. If your oven tends to burn or your pecan pieces are very small, decrease oven temperature further down to 300°F.
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*These pecans go great with this salad.
Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.