Rosemary Salted Pecans

Some well-meaning individual fed me some amazing rosemary flavoured pecans at work this week. I munched away in denial for a few minutes before deciding I really should check the ingredients – sadly sugar was fairly high up on the list. I decided I could probably do better (and more paleo friendly) myself, and must admit these are pretty close and very tasty. I think they’d probably keep for a week or so in an airtight jar, but in all honesty given the rate they’re disappearing at I can’t see myself finding out. Probably a good sign!

Finally: I tried these without the honey to make them fully 100% sweetener free, but they just tasted a bit dull. I know it seems like a silly tiny amount but it makes a massive difference – you need that simultaneous sweet/salty thing.

Ingredients double or treble if you want a bigger batch
100g pecans
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp honey
1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to about 180c. Lay your pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet/roasting tray and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until they’ve gone golden and smell nicely toasted. Be very very careful at this stage: when it comes to nuts and ovens there is a nanosecond between beautifully toasted and burnt. So don’t wander off, keep an close eye on them!
When the pecans are done, melt your coconut oil in a big frying pan or saucepan until melted. Add the other flavourings, turn off the heat and then throw in your toasted pecans. Give them a good mix to make sure all of them are nicely coated in flavourings, then tip out onto a plate to cool.

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4 comments

  1. wow… i just made these… they are AMAZING!! they are definately going out as a snack before my christmas dinner party this friday!! Do u mind if i re-blog?

    1. Glad you like them! Do go ahead and reblog. Hope the dinner party goes well!

  2. Reblogged this on Eat, Move, Love and commented:
    I LOVE sweet and savory flavours mixed together. If was Queen of the food world, I would make everything taste this way.
    And if you agree, then you simply HAVE to try the following recipe from the London Paleo Kitchen! It literally almost blew my out of my chair when I tried the goods…. I think it taste like salt and sweet popcorn mixed together, although healthier and with more intense flavours..
    Try the recipe out for yourself, and i ASSURE you, you won’t be disapointed! πŸ™‚

  3. Kate Burgess · · Reply

    Totally delicious!

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