Spiced Maple Pecans

Spiced Maple Pecans
  • 3 cups unsalted pecan halves
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom

Preheat your oven to 350°. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl mix the maple syrup and spices together. Add in the pecans and stir until well coated. Spread the pecans on the prepared pan in a single layer. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until toasted and most of the syrup is absorbed.

Let cool, then shake the nuts off of the paper. Store in a tightly sealed freezer bag till trail time – and use up within a couple weeks.

For those who like a little salt, add a few shakes of kosher or sea salt when coating with maple syrup – or when the hot nuts come out of the oven. Buy your nuts at Costco or similar to save money. Store the big bags in a tightly sealed container in your refrigerator or freezer.