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5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Classic cinnamon roasted pecans are a holiday favorite and make a great DIY Christmas gift! So simple to prepare, and with the perfect blend of sweetness and crunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 202kcal



  • 4 cups pecan halves 14.5 oz
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • ½-1 cup brown sugar coconut sugar may be subbed; *see note 1
  • 2 pinches salt


  • Prepare - Heat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set it aside.
  • Combine - In a large bowl, toss together the pecans, egg whites, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, brown sugar and salt.
  • Bake - Spread nuts out on the baking sheet, then bake at 350ºF for 8-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them at the end so they don't burn!
  • Store - Allow to cool completely, then transfer to a storage container or gift bag.
    overhead shot of cinnamon roasted pecans in a blue bowl


Nutritional info calculated for ½ cup brown sugar
  1. for a sweet version, use a full cup of brown sugar, for a slightly sweet version use ½ cup; liquid sweeteners may not be swapped in this recipe.
  • Room temperature - let cool completely. Then store at room temperature in a sealed 1 pint mason jar or in plastic gift bags! 
  • Fridge - for maximum freshness and to keep these cinnamon roasted pecans for longer, store in the fridge. Roasted nuts will spoil faster than raw nuts, but they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 months.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.8mg