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Toasted Maple Cinnamon Pecans

Toasted Maple Cinnamon Pecans

Paleo maple cinnamon pecans are a snack staple in our house.  Served on their own or as part of a healthy trail mix, these paleo candied pecans are a protein-packed healthy snack with hints of sweet maple syrup, cinnamon spice, and sea salt. 

paleo cinnamon spice candied pecans

Why these Paleo Candied Pecans are a healthy snack:

  • Nutrition experts agree that eating moderate amounts of healthy fats, like those found in nuts, is part of a healthy lifestyle
  • The combination of protein, fat, and fiber makes nuts a filling and satisfying snack
  • Minimal added sweetener is added to these toasted maple pecans, so they can be enjoyed while staying under the American Heart Association’s recommended daily intake of added sugar

Paleo Candied Pecans

These delicious paleo candied pecans have hints of maple, salt, and cinnamon.  With no refined sugar and just a touch of maple syrup, these candied pecans are a healthy and filling snack!

Paleo candied pecan recipe ingredients

Tested and delicious substitutions:

  • Cashews and almonds are also delicious when toasted with this maple cinnamon topping.  Simply prepare with 4 cups of the nut of your choice
  • Honey is a delicious alternative to maple syrup (toasted nuts will not be vegan)
  • Use sugar free pancake syrup in place of maple syrup for Keto candied pecans

Toasted Maple Cinnamon Pecan Recipe

paleo toasted maple cinnamon pecan recipe

Toasted Maple Cinnamon Pecans

Yield: 16 servings (1/4 cup)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Maple cinnamon toasted pecans with a touch of sweet and salty flavor are a delicious healthy snack or crunchy salad addition.


  • 4 cups pecans
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, olive oil can also be used
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil
  3. Combine maple syrup, avocado oil, vanilla, cinnamon and salt a medium size bowl, stir until combined
  4. Add nuts to maple syrup mixture and and stir until well coated
  5. Evenly spread coated nuts on foil-covered baking sheet
  6. Roast in oven for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until nuts are toasted
  7. Cool completely and store in airtight container
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix

Toasted Maple Cinnamon Pecans serving suggestions: 

Other delicious paleo snacks you will enjoy:

Easy to make homemade blueberry fruit leather
Paleo coconut macaroon recipe
Easy to make oven dried strawberries are a healthy school snack


Wednesday 19th of September 2018

It's hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner, but I always love snacking on spiced nuts during the holidays. Definitely giving this recipe a go!


Wednesday 19th of September 2018

I hope you enjoy these toasted pecans Amanda! Thanks for reading!

Molly Kumar

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

These look soooo good and I wish I could grab some right out of the screen!! I'm pinning this to make for holiday gifts.


Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Thanks Molly! I always have a batch of these yummy paleo spiced pecans out at holiday parties... they are a delicious and filling snack!

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