Paleo Friendly Cinnamon "Sugar" Pecans
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Easy paleo friendly cinnamon "sugar" pecans. Uses coconut sugar in place of granulated sugar ~ a sweet holiday treat perfect for gatherings or homemade gifts..
Serves: 1 pound
  • 1 egg white
  • 1-2 teaspoons water
  • 1-2 teaspoons really good, pure, vanilla
  • 1 pound of pecan halves
  • ½ - 1 cup of coconut sugar (also called coconut nectar sugar or coconut palm sugar)
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • optional: ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees, Fahrenheit
  2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray (coconut oil spray is great)
  3. In a large zip-top bag, mix coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt and cayenne (if using). Shake it around to combine..
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites with a fork or whisk until frothy, add water and vanilla and beat to combine.
  5. Add the pecan halves to the egg white mixture and stir to coat all pecans with the liquid.
  6. Dump the wet pecans into the bag of sugar, seal the top and shake to combine to coat the pecans in the cinnamon sugar mixture
  7. Pour onto the greased baking sheet and spread them out into an even layer
  8. Bake for 45-60 mins, stirring every 15-20 mins and watch to make sure they don't burn. Everyone's oven is different so keep an eye on them based on how hot you know your oven gets!
  9. Break them up a bit if any are sticking once you remove them from the oven. Let them cool then pack them up and share. They are delicious warm from the oven, but not hot. Don't burn yourselves and don't say I didn't warn you!
Recipe by Firefly Tales at