This sweet and salty recipe for Maple Roasted Pecans has become a favorite in our house. The pecans find their way into most salads, and end up on top of many soups. They have found a home alongside cheeses and appetizers at parties. They even make their way into our lunch boxes as a healthy snack during the school or work day. These make a perfect crunchy finish to the Apple and Cranberry Salad that I posted back in November. They are just as easy to make, and delicious to eat, as my Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe. Most recently, they were the perfect finish to a Shaved Brussels Sprout and Apple Salad that I will post soon.
Simple to make, it takes less than five minutes to toss the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then spread the pecans onto a baking sheet, and they are perfectly crisped after fifteen minutes in the oven. Flavored with maple syrup and a sprinkle of Papa Joe’s Salt, these maple roasted pecans are sure to liven up any salad, bowl of soup, or cheese board! Enjoy!
Maple Roasted Pecans
- 2 cups pecans
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp Papa Joe's Salt or combination or salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a half sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine pecans, olive oil, maple syrup, and Papa Joe's Salt or salt and pepper. Mix until the nuts are well coated.
- Spread the coated pecans onto the prepared pan and drizzle over any remaining liquid.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Remove pecans from the oven and allow them to cool completely. The cooled pecans can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature until you are ready to use them.