One of my favorite keto snacks is roasted and salted pecans, I absolutely love, love, love them in fact if I’m not careful I can eat a whole can — and I have before. However, one of the problem with most store bought roasted pecans is the type of oil they are cooked in, most are cooked in soybean or canola oil, which is bad for you Keto or no keto. We recently came across this simple butter roasted pecan recipe and thought we’d pass this along.
The key with roasting these is to watch them and ensure they are not getting too brown, because it seems like each batch of raw pecans is different. We’ve also experimented with adding salt, cinnamon and dusting with artificial sweetener…so far the sweet version I like the best is a combination of Stevia and Monk fruit, you can get this blend from starbucks, I think they are like 1 carb per packet, and I’ve only ever used this on a small amount of nuts.
We also find that these nuts taste better if you microwave them for a few seconds after you bake them and they’ve gotten cold.
Give them a try!
1 lb. pecan halves
4 TB. salted butter
1 tsp. salt or to taste
Additional herbs/spices (optional)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place pecan halves on a half sheet pan or cookie sheet, being sure to spread evenly on the pan.
- Heat and melt your 4 Tablespoons of butter and drizzle it over all of your spread out pecans.
- After drizzling the butter over the nuts stir them around to get them all evenly coated.
- Spread the nuts out again into a single layer
- Preheat your oven at 350 degrees with your oven rack in the center.
- Bake for 10 minutes
- After 10 minutes take your nuts out and stir them, salt them and flatten them again, salt to taste.
- Cook for another 10 minutes, watching them carefully to make sure they do not get over brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
Alternate Recipe: You can add cinnamon, other other types of sweeteners, or other seasonings.
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