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Cinnamon Spiced Pecans (Low Carb)

I’m always looking for a crunchy snack that is low in carbs but high in flavor.  This treat fits the bill. The sweet cinnamon flavor and spicy cayenne pepper make for a winning combination. Throw the simple ingredients together and this recipe takes about 5-10 minutes from start to finish.  The aroma of cinnamon and nuts warming over the heat  is simply devine!  Eat them alone or sprinkle them over a bed of lettuce with sliced berries and a light vinaigrette dressing.  YUMMY!

Cinnamon Spiced Pecans (Low Carb)

2 cups pecan halves

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 packets of Splenda artificial sweetener (or to suit your taste)

4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large non-stick skillet, melt butter and add cayenne pepper. In a single layer, add pecans to skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly just until they begin to brown.  Be careful to regulate the heat as not to burn the nuts or butter.  Stir in cinnamon, salt, and powdered sweetener.  Remove from pan and cool.  Adjust seasonings to suit your taste.


17 thoughts on “Cinnamon Spiced Pecans (Low Carb)

  1. Oh my gosh, I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been looking for one more finger food for a classy party soon enough. We’ve done bacon wrapped dates and fried prosciutto (the last of which isn’t so healthy…)!


  2. Oh wow! See, our local mall used to have a nut roaster around the holidays. You’d walk in, starting about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving (USA), and the smell of roasting cinnamon sugar nuts would be wafting through the air.
    Your post made me nostalgic for that smell lol.
    Thanks for posting the recipe 🙂


    1. I agree! When I was making these nuts, I was reminds of the exact same thing. What and awesome memory!


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