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Low-Carb Caramelized Pecans

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These candied pecans are such a quick and easy keto snack to make and perfect if you need a little pick me up treat that won’t send your blood sugar levels soaring.

Crunchy, crisp, buttery and sweet. These low-carb caramelised pecans will rock your world!

We used a brown sugar substitute that gives these candied nuts their caramelised flavour and crunchy texture. You can use other options such as allulose or any erythritol-based sweeteners. If you prefer to skip the sweetener, you can add a touch more cinnamon and/or vanilla to boost the flavour.

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Nutritional values (per serving, about 1/4 cup)

Net carbs1.2 grams
Protein2.3 grams
Fat20.1 grams
Calories193 kcal

Calories from carbs 2%, protein 5%, fat 93%

Total carbs3.6 gramsFiber2.4 gramsSugars1.1 gramsSaturated fat3.4 gramsSodium73 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium30 mg(8% RDA)Potassium102 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 2 cups, 8 servings)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 °C/ 340 °F (conventional), or 150 °C/ 300 °F (fan assisted).
  2. Mix all of the dry spices, low carb sweetener and salt together in a small bowl. Mix the oil and maple extract in another clean bowl.
    Low-Carb Caramelized Pecans
  3. Spread the nuts on a lined baking tray, drizzle with the oil mix to coat evenly and mix. Sprinkle with the dry spice-sweetener mix and toss.
    Low-Carb Caramelized Pecans
  4. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes (watch out they don’t burn). Turn once half way through cooking.
    Low-Carb Caramelized Pecans
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to fully cool to crisp up.
    Store in a glass jar or an airtight Tupperware for up to 2 weeks.
    Low-Carb Caramelized Pecans

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1/4 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cinnamon, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Sukrin Gold, brown sugar substitute
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g2.2 g20 kcal
Natural extract, sugar-free (peppermint, almond, orange, lemon, coconut, etc)
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Pecans, nuts
1.1 g2.3 g17.8 g171 kcal
Total per serving, about 1/4 cup
1.2 g2.3 g20.1 g193 kcal
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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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