Roasted Cinnamon Pecans

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Serves: 10-12
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Cooking Method: Bake


2 egg whites
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 lb pecan halves
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp cheyenne pepper, optional
1/4 c raw sugar or granulated sugar

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Lisa Ann DiNunzio Recipe
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Vineland, NJ (pop. 60,724)
Member Since Feb 2011
Lisa Ann's notes for this recipe:
I make this recipe two ways, one batch with raw sugar, and another using Xylitol for family members watching their sugar intake. These pecans are good for you, yummy & easy to make! There is a lot of cinnamon in this recipe because it's said that it helps people with diabetes. Even though I don't have diabetes, I still make the recipe with all the cinnamon, I like the "spicy sweet" flavor!!! Feel free to add less cinnamon, if desired! Hope you enjoy!
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Preheat oven to 325°. In a bowl beat egg whites till frothy, add vanilla and pecans, stir nuts until coated with egg white mixture. Add in cinnamon, Cheyenne pepper and sugar, stir well. Spread pecans evenly onto a baking pan greased with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring once after 10 minutes. Allow pecans to cool completely before serving. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Note: You can use 1/2 cup Xylitol (which is an all natural sugar substitute), in place of sugar.

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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 14, 2011
I think I will be making these this year! Thank You! :o)
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 14, 2011
Quick question though...should that be tablespoons of cinnamon? Most other recipes are teaspoons. :o)
user Lisa Ann DiNunzio Lisa_Ann - Dec 14, 2011
The recipe truly calls for tablespoons....cinnamon is suppose to help those who have that is why that amount is used. You can use less if you like, but I have always used the whole amount, and everyone seems to love them! =)
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 14, 2011
Okay! gonna do it! :o) Just wanted to be sure...Thank You!!! :o)
user Lisa Ann DiNunzio Lisa_Ann - Feb 9, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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