Spiced Maple Pecans
Recipe Type: Snacks
Description Something new for the gorp bag!
- 3 c unsalted pecan halves
- 1⁄2 c maple syrup
- 1 t ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 t ground ginger
- 1⁄4 t ground cloves
- 1⁄4 t ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 t ground cardamom
- Preheat your oven to 350. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl mix the maple syrup and spices together. Add in the pecans and stir until well coated. Spread the pecans on the prepared pan in a single layer. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until toasted and most of the syrup is absorbed.
- Let cool, then shake the nuts off of the paper. Store in a tightly sealed freezer bag till trail time – and use up within a couple weeks.
For those who like a little salt, add a few shakes of kosher or sea salt when coating with maple syrup – or when the hot nuts come out of the oven.[br]Buy your nuts at Costco or similar to save money. Store the big bags in a tightly sealed container in your refrigerator or freezer till time to spice them up!