Honey Roasted Pecans

Honey roasted pecans with cinnamon are the perfect combination of a few basic ingredients such as sweet honey, warming cinnamon, and the natural nutty flavor of raw pecans. It is the perfect balance of sweet and crunchy goodness.

A picture of candied pecans in a white bowl

This candied pecans recipe is proof that you don’t need a pantry full of items or a lot of time to prepare a homemade snack that’s not only delicious but made with good stuff. After one bite, I’m sure you will agree how amazing three simple ingredients can taste! And they are versatile enough to serve as a great snack on their own or elevate a simple salad , yogurt or ice cream into something extraordinary.

Why you will love honey-roasted pecans

  • It’s a simple recipe made with only three simple ingredients – the perfect snack!
  • These candied pecans are naturally sweet, healthy and delicious!
  • Honey-roasted pecans are versatile! Enjoy as a snack or add to your salads, yogurt and more!

A picture of three ingredients needed for honey cinnamon pecans: Pecans, Honey, Cinnamon

Here is what you will need to make this candied pecan recipe

This is a brief summary of the ingredients you will need to prepare this easy recipe. Scroll down to the recipe card section for a printable recipe card containing exact measurements and detailed instructions.

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Ingredients

  • Raw Pecan Halves
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl

How to make honey-glazed pecans with cinnamon

Prepare: Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper; preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Process step 1 pecans in a blow with cinnamon and honey, not mixed together yet

STEP 1: Place the pecans, honey and cinnamon into a small bowl.

STEP 2: Mix with a wooden spoon until all of the pecans are coated in honey.

Process shot of pecans in a glass bowl mixed with honey and cinnamon
Overhead view of honey roasted cinnamon pecans on a baking sheet fresh out of the oven

STEP 3: Arrange the nuts on the parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. Place the pan into a preheated oven and bake.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Pecans – This easy candied pecan recipe is the perfect combination of the rich butter flavor of pecans with the sweetness of honey. If pecans are not available, almonds, cashews, or walnuts can be used as a substitute.

Honey – Naturally sweet honey can be easily substituted with an equal amount of real maple syrup.

Serving Suggestions

Honey pecans are the perfect compliment in a wide range of dishes such as salads, yogurt, oatmeal and so much more. They are also a great addition to a snack board or charcuterie board with salt and vinegar almonds.

a picture of pecans on a baking sheet baked

Recipe Variations

These pecans are delicious on their own, but you can also create your own version of honey roasted pecans with cinnamon. Here are some suggestions to customize them.

Spicy – Add a dash of cayenne pepper to the bowl with the honey and pecans.

Rosemary Infused – Infuse the mixture with a sprig of fresh rosemary The earthy notes of rosemary will add a unique flavor.

Chocolate – Once the pecans have called off, dip them halfway into melted dark chocolate.

An overhead view of candied cinnamon pecans in a bowl with pecans scattered around the bowl

How to Store Leftovers

After cooling completely, store honey cinnamon pecans in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For the best result, do not refrigerate this delicoius snack as they may lose their crispy texture.

Tips

  • Allow for the pecans to cool off completely on the sheet pan for maximum crispness.
  • Bake time can very, keep an eye on the pecans after 10 minutes, they can go from golden to burned fast at this point!
  • Spread the pecans in an even layer on the baking sheet to ensure even roasting

Recipe FAQs

Are honey roasted pecans with cinnamon considered to be vegan?

No, honey is not a vegan ingredient. You can replace the honey with maple syrup for a vegan version.

Can I make a larger batch of honey cinnamon roasted pecans for gifting at parties?

You can easily scale up the recipe to make a larger batch. Simply adjust the quantities using the recipe scale in the recipe card.

Can I make this nut recipe nut-free for those with nut allergies?

You can make this recipe nut-free if you use seeds such as pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds instead of pecans. Follow the same instructions, but you will need to adjust the roasting time since seeds may cook faster than the nuts do.

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    A picture of candied pecans in a white bowl

    Honey Roasted Pecans Recipe with Cinnamon

    Anne Lawton
    A tasty easy snack idea with with 3 ingredients
    5 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Course Snack
    Cuisine American
    Servings 4
    Calories 187 kcal

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 Cup Raw Pecan Halves shelled
    • 1 Tablespoon Honey
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

    Instructions
     

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Place 1 Cup Raw Pecan Halves, 1 Tablespoon Honey, 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to combine the mixture making sure that the pecans are fully coated with honey.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 0.2mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword Honey Roasted Pecans with Cinnamon
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