Maple Candied Pecans made in just 15 minutes in the oven. With only 3 ingredients, these Oil-free, vegan nuts are sweetened with maple syrup and seasoned with salt.  So simple and totally foolproof! Perfect for salads, bowls and holiday sides! 

EASY Candied Pecans made in just 15 minutes in the Oven. Only 3 ingredients! Oil free, Sugar Free, Vegan and totally foolproof! The BEST recipe that comes out perfect every time! #candiedpecans #maplepecans

Here’s a simple recipe that goes way back to our old restaurant days that comes in very handy, especially during the holidays. Maple-roasted, Candied Pecans.

With a multitude of uses, we would toss these in salads, crush and sprinkle over entrees, desserts, or oatmeal, or just have them as a snack on cheese and charcuterie boards. So simple, so tasty, and totally vegan! The uses are endless.

Ingredients in Maple Pecans

  1. Pecans
  2.  Maple Syrup
  3.  salt

What I love about Maple Glazed Pecans

Besides the simple ingredients,  they only take one minute of hands-on time, before baking in the oven. Yep, one!

maple roasted pecans

How to make Maple Candied Pecans

Step one: Toss the pecans with real maple syrup. Add a pinch of salt.  If you like pepper, add pepper too. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

candied pecans

Step two: Bake at 375F for 12- 14 minutes, until deeply caramelized.

maple-roasted candied pecans baked in the oven

 

Step Three: Toss, them when they first come out of the oven. Then let them cool completely.  They will harden into the most delicious, crunchy, nutty, earthy, goodness!

Perfect for bowls and salads and sides.

Or just snacking. 😉

Variations on Maple Pecans

These are fully customizable. Spice them up to your heart’s content!  

Just to name a few!

You’ve seen these a million times here on blog in various recipes, with different spice combinations… just wanted to create a special post for this.

Ways to use Maple Pecans

  • Butternut Risotto with Leeks (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
  • Pear Salad with Vanilla Fig Dressing
  • Fig Arugula Salad with Pecans
  • Winter Cheese and Charcuterie Board
  • Maple Roasted Yams with Pecans
  • Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Kale, Apples and Maple Pecans

 

Maple-Roasted Candied Pecans made in just 15 minutes in the Oven. Only 3 ingredients! Oil free, Sugar Free, Vegan and totally foolproof! The BEST recipe that comes out perfect every time! #glazednuts #candiedpecans #maplepecans #pecans

I hope you enjoy this very basic recipe for maple-roasted,  candied pecans that may be very handy here in the next few weeks.  Can’t wait to hear how you adapt them!

Cheers!

Sylvia

 

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Maple-Roasted Candied Pecans made in just 15 minutes in the Oven. Only 3 ingredients! Oil free, Sugar Free, Vegan and totally foolproof! The BEST recipe that comes out perfect every time! #glazednuts #candiedpecans #maplepecans #pecans

Maple Roasted Candied Pecans


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Maple-Roasted Candied Pecans made in just 15 minutes in the Oven with only 3 ingredients! Oil-free, Vegan and totally foolproof! The BEST recipe that comes out perfect every time!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and optional pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Toss the pecans in a bowl with the maple syrup and salt and optional pepper.
  3. Place pecans on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Place on the middle rack for 7 minutes, and STIR.  Continue roasting 3-7 minutes, until golden and caramelized. TIP: You want the nuts to toast a bit, and the maple syrup to carmelize (so that it hardens when cooled) so watch like a hawk to prevent burning- yet aim for the full 14 minutes. 
  5. Remove from oven and toss. Let cool completely. Break apart. Store in jar, or bowl on the counter for easy snacking.

Notes

Only REAL maple syrup works here.

Feel free to add spices! 1-2 teaspoons of any of the following work great:

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 4.8 g
  • Sodium: 97.7 mg
  • Fat: 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. made these for the butternut leek risotto–it makes it even more festive. For sure set timer and watch them, they go browner faster then I thought they would. Lucky for me my husband doesn’t mind them a bit burnt! A great recpie though for adding something special to a dish.

  2. I’ve made these multiple times for salads, bowls or snacks and they are a simole yet spectacular addition/treat! Definitely need to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

    1. Thanks Ana- and yes, I always try to set a timer, because I’ve forgotten them so many times!