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Spiced Maple Pecans

Nuts are a healthy and satisfying snack. My everyday routine is to eat a handful of raw almonds, but sometimes I crave a little something extra. That’s when I reach for these sweet and salty glazed pecans. I love the combination of maple and garam masala, but if you don’t have the spice blend you can substitute cinnamon.

Spiced Maple Pecans

Spiced Maple Pecans

Spiced Maple Pecans

2 cups pecan halves
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon coarse salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet (15- x 10-inch) with foil. Lightly coat foil with oil or cooking spray; set aside.

Place pecans in a medium bowl. Drizzle with maple syrup; stir. Sprinkle with garam masala, ginger and cayenne pepper; stir to coat.

Spread mixture in a single layer in prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Bake 10 minutes, stir. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until toasted, stirring every 5 minutes.

Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Makes 2 cups

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