Roasted Brown Sugar Pecans
Updated: May 25, 2020
The only thing better than the taste of these nuts is the holiday smell of cinnamon and brown sugar roasting in the oven. You may want to double this batch because everyone gobbles these little pieces of holiday heaven very quickly!
1 lb. pecan halves
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 TBSN ground cinnamon
1 egg white
1 TBSN water
1 TBSN maple syrup
Medium mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, aluminum foil, measuring cups, cookie sheet, cooking spray, silicone spatula
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 60 minutes in oven Ready: 90 minutes
Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.
To make Roasted Brown Sugar Pecans:
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
2. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
3. In a mixing bowl, use a whisk to whip the egg white and water until frothy.
4. Add maple syrup and whisk to combine.
5. In a separate bowl, mix together powdered white sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
6. Add pecans to egg white mixture; stir to coat the nuts evenly.
7. Add the sugar mixture and stir nuts until coated until evenly coated.
8. Spread the nuts on the prepared baking sheet.
9. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour. Stir every 20 minutes.
10. Toss nuts to separate and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
1/4 cup serving: 75 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 740 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate (3 g sugars, 2 g fiber), 1 g protein.
Pecans contain energy, fiber, amino acids, starch, and sugars. These nuts are the best source of plant-based protein. Other nutrients in this fruit include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, beta-carotene, folate, folic acid and vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K.
Pecans are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium. It contains no sodium and is, therefore, helpful for people with high blood pressure and other dangerous diseases. Pecan nuts are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and 70% of a single nut comprises of these fats. This percentage is highest amongst all the nuts, which gives you all the benefits listed below. Consuming a handful of pecans translates to ingestion of different types of nutrients into the body that is impossible even on taking the laboratory prepared supplements.
Eating pecans on a regular basis helps balance the cholesterol levels. High level of cholesterolin the body is one of the causes of several cardiovascular disorders. Pecans, with their high monosaturated fat, may be prescribed as a part of the diet for everyone who wants to lower their cholesterol levels.
Pecans are beneficial in maintaining blood sugar levels especially for those suffering from type 2 diabetes. Diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disorders and hence, it is necessary to have a healthy diet that has necessary nutrients. Their consumption is not only recommended for those with a diabetic condition but for others too, to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
Pecan contains constituents like tocopherol and flavan-3-ol monomers that help in inhibiting oxidation of the lipids that exist in the blood which in turn offers protection against heart diseases. The research was conducted to study the effect of pecan on postprandial antioxidant capacity and catechins and decrease LDL oxidation in humans and the findings suggest that bioactive composition may contribute to the postprandial antioxidant defense.
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