Cinnamon buttered pecans are a flavorful, healthy way to snack without gluten, sugar, or extra carbs!
If you are anything like me, when the hunger pains hit between meals, it is too easy to grab the carbs.
You know how it goes... hit the pantry, grab the chips or crackers or a snack bar. The quick fix that is sweet, tastes good and hits the spot... for about a minute.
In my attempts to greatly reduce not only the sugars I consume but also make a conscious effort to not load up on carbohydrates all day, I've found myself snacking a lot on pecans.
Pecans are high in fiber and magnesium, both great for gut health. They contain a healthy dose of ellagic acid and Vitamin E, which are tremendous antioxidants. Not to mention the healthy nut fats, that are great for heart health and just about everything else.
Growing up in Texas with a grandfather who had pecan trees all over his property made me into a pecan lover. I remember years in college when I'd receive a cardboard box loaded with just pecans in their shells mailed from his Floresville home. I still carry that love with me now.
The only thing better than a handful of those nuts, is warming them up in some cinnamon-scented butter. Who needs candy sugar-coated nuts? Leave it out and just go with their delicious natural flavor.
Add these to your snacking list, or even better, to your appetizer plate. They'll be gone in a flash!
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Warm Cinnamon Buttered Pecans
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups pecan halves
- pinch Maldon salt flakes
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Stir in cinnamon and pecan halves. Cook until pecans are toasted and mixture is wonderfully fragrant.
- Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with Maldon salt flakes.