New American Plate Challenge

Maple Cayenne Pecans

September 28, 2016
1 Review (5.00 out of 5)
Weekly Recipe
Serves 4 - 1/4 cup servings

Having healthy snacks on hand can help fight hunger throughout the workday. This easy, portable mix is quick to make and lasts all week. Pecans pack healthy fatty acids and protein that keep you full longer. This hot and sweet spice blend adds a kick of flavor to satiate your midday cravings.


  • 1 Cup
    raw pecan halves
  • 1 Tablespoon
    pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 Teaspoon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    sea salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon
    cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Grease pan lightly with oil. In a medium bowl, combine all other ingredients.

  3. Spread pecans evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and transfer to a platter or plate, allowing the pecans to cool fully for 30 minutes before eating.

Nutrition: Per Serving (1/4 cup): 194 calories, 19 g fat (1 saturated), 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 146 mg sodium, 2 g protein

1 review for Maple Cayenne Pecans

  1. Joanne


    I’ve been making these since I first started the challenge a few years a back. They are delicious and easy to make. I brought them to a party this weekend and everyone loved them!

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