October 13, 2022 1 min read


Not much of a sweet tooth? This savoury pecans will be your new favourite healthy snack! The pecans are tossed with some spices, a little sweetener, then baked in an oven until roasted and crisp.

  • 2 cups whole pecans or pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chipotle pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Spread pecans in a single layer on a sheet pan (you may use parchment paper if desired)
  3. Bake for 5 minutes while you make the season sauce
  4. Make the sauce. In a skillet over medium heat add water, brown sugar, salt, chipotle pepper flakes, and smoked paprika and bring to a boil.
  5. Baste the pecans with the sauce and mix well to assure all nuts are covered. Bake again until crispy, about 7-10 minutes depending on your oven.
  6. Eat as a snack or use as a salad topper. These are addictive!


Sara Tercero | @betterfoodguru  www.betterfoodguru.com

Sara Tercero is the Chef behind the popular blog and Instagram BetterFoodGuru and the Author of 30 Days to a Plant-based Diet: A Cookbook and Meal Plan for Beginners. She shares easy, healthy, and tasty recipes inspired by global flavors that will make you want to eat your vegetables. Her specialties are vegan Indian inspired dishes, Rainbow Salads and Mediterranean and Mexican Inspired cuisines. It is Sara’s mission to prove that plants are delicious and help others cook and eat their way to health and happiness.