Pecans are a powerhouse of nutrition and a tasty little snack. They are rich in minerals, antioxidants, vitamins and among other benefits are great for healthy skin and hair! I find they are filling too, perfect for a little afternoon snack to hold me off till dinner. My six year old loves them but my three year old will only eat them like this...maple roasted.
Maple Roasted Pecans
1 cup Pecans (unsalted, raw if available)
3 tbsp pure Maple Syrup
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees(f). Whisk syrup and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Toss pecans in syrup mixture and pour out on to a foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 6-7 minutes. Toss with a fork and roast and additional 3-4 minutes. Allow to cool. They are delicious when still warm and sticky but as they cool they because a sweet and crunchy snack. They are yummy alone but also make a great topping for yogurt, chia pudding or oatmeal.