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Maple Cayenne Pecans

190 calories per serving | 50 minute recipe

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. Add less cayenne if your child doesn’t like hot foods, or remove altogether.


  • 1 tsp. coconut oil (or other oil, like olive or walnut oil)
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan sea salt (or regular salt)
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne

Makes 4 servings (1/4). Per serving: 190 calories, 19 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 150 mg sodium, 4 g sugar, 3 g added sugar.


  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.

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