4 Ingredient Vegan Candied Pecans

Learn how to make candied pecans with just 4 healthy ingredients and 5 mins of prep!

Happy October! Fall + Pecans = Tasty Awesomeness. Just thought I’d start out with a bit of yummy math this lovely morning. 😉 Let’s face it, yummy math is the only math I like.

Remember how I told you that something about the fall makes me crave ALL of the pecans? And then I proceed to share ALL of the recipes bursting with pecans?

SEE: Maple Pecan Paleo Vegan Granola, Healthy Pecan Pie Vegan Overnight Oats, and Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies. And more. Yes, MORE!!

Well, it turns out that y’all love pecans as much as I do! High-five for shared likes! High-five for edible commonalities! Oooh… edible commonalities. Doesn’t that totally sound like a fancy restaurant or something?

Anywho, a while back, I shared my skillet-roasted cinnamon maple pecans, and while they were a big hit on Pinterest and the like… they lacked one very important thing.

BAKING.

Like, who even cares about baking on a baking blog, right? 😉

Vegan Candied Pecans: learn how to make candied pecans with just 4 healthy ingredients! Prep time is just 5 mins for deliciously glazed candied pecans in this lower sugar recipe! #Pecans #Healthy #Vegan #Fall | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Oven Roasted versus Skillet Roasted Pecans: Who wins?

All sarcasm aside (like anyone has time for sarcasm in the fall), some folks didn’t always prefer the whole “watch very carefully while stirring frequently, and try not to burn the pecans” thing. Imagine that. Dang it, what did I say about sarcasm?

Oven roasted wins!! For now… 😉

I present to you the easiest of the EASIEST, 4 ingredient vegan candied pecans. Yes, they totally qualify as healthy candied pecans, and yes, we’ll be covering everything you need to know to learn how to make candied pecans!! YUM!!

This vegan candied pecans recipe comes together so quick, you’ll be mildly suspicious of how fast it came together. Dare I say it, even a touch doubtful that it’ll work. Gasp!

The easiest candied pecans recipe: made with just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep! Glazed, crunchy, sweet and delicious.

Vegan Candied Pecans: learn how to make candied pecans with just 4 healthy ingredients! Prep time is just 5 mins for deliciously glazed candied pecans in this lower sugar recipe! #Pecans #Healthy #Vegan #Fall | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

How to Make Candied Pecans

Without further ado, let’s get into how to make candied pecans.

Stir… All you have to do is throw together pecans, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Stir with vigor (if you’re so inclined), as this is like the only “tough” thing you’ll have to do. I kid. About it being tough! 😉 Then, pour that maple syrup and coconut sugar over the pecans like it’s your job and you love it. Yeah!!

Stir More & Fold until the pecans are well coated. Then, dump those pecans ever so gracefully on the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 15 minutes, stir and flip, then bake for a few more minutes. Cool, then boom! All done! 

Cool and Eat… Most importantly, cool and eat the vegan candied pecans you learned how to make. 😉

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Vegan Candied Pecans: learn how to make candied pecans with just 4 healthy ingredients! Prep time is just 5 mins for deliciously glazed candied pecans in this lower sugar recipe! #Pecans #Healthy #Vegan #Fall | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

The 4 ingredients you need for Vegan Candied Pecans

Pecans

Ground Cinnamon

Pure Maple Syrup

Coconut Sugar

The Taste & Texture

Taste: Healthy candied pecans that are sweet and caramel-y with a hint of salt. Satisfying, cozy flavors with a hint of cinnamon.

Texture: Crispy, crunchy vegan candied pecans with a caramelized exterior of candy coating.

An easy, lower sugar recipe for healthy candied pecans that are crispy, crunchy and caramelized.

Vegan Candied Pecans: learn how to make candied pecans with just 4 healthy ingredients! Prep time is just 5 mins for deliciously glazed candied pecans in this lower sugar recipe! #Pecans #Healthy #Vegan #Fall | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Are you ready to enjoy all the candied pecans? 🙂 You grab the maple syrup and I’ll grab the pecans! It’s the tastiest time to learn how to make candied pecans. I’m so thankful that you’re here with me, baking all the fantastic treats for the ones we love. ‘Til the next kitchen adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Vegan Candied Pecans: learn how to make candied pecans with just 4 healthy ingredients! Prep time is just 5 mins for deliciously glazed candied pecans in this lower sugar recipe! #Pecans #Healthy #Vegan #Fall | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

4 Ingredient Vegan Candied Pecans


  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 ¼ cup-servings (total: about 3 ¼ cups) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Vegan Candied Pecans: learn how to make candied pecans with just 4 healthy ingredients! Prep time is just 5 mins for deliciously glazed candied pecans in this lower sugar recipe.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ½ cups pecans
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. Add pecans, cinnamon and salt (if using) to a large bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Add maple syrup and coconut sugar. Stir and fold until pecans are fully coated.
  4. Pour pecans onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread into an even layer, with empty pockets at regular intervals to let air through.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, flip pecans to evenly crisp the other side. Bake for an additional 6-12 minutes. Mine took a total of 24 minutes.
  6. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!

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Notes

Storing Instructions: Cool completely before storing. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 months at room temperature, in a cool, dark environment.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 24 mins
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan candied pecans, healthy candied pecans

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71 Comments

  1. Yayyyy! Just made this again for our church’s Friendsgiving potluck tomorrow this time. Used our regular, big oven and I was afraid of the burnt taste like last time when I used our toaster oven. I set it to 320F as opposed to 325. Absolutely no burnt taste so maybe the 5 degrees lower helped? 😂 Not sure. Slightly less yummy than I remember but not defeated by any means! I doubled the recipe because this is supposed to be 25 servings. Looks less than I expected. I used a 1 1/2 measuring cup and I wonder if I had forgotten 3 full pecans of those plus roughly a one half cup or I just did the 2 cups and 1/2! I separated them in my head. For 2x the recipe, I needed 5 cups of pecans so I thought ok 2 of the 1 1/2 cup will equal to 3 cups and then I would do 1 full of that measuring cup and then roughly 1/2 cup of pecans to equal 5 cups. 😂 User error than yours! Baked for a total of 25 minutes and 4 1/2 tablespoons of agave syrup. Thank you again, Demeter! I still love your recipes! ❤️

  2. I’ll be making this Saturday for our church’s Friendsgiving. If I want to add some spice, how much chili or powdered Sriracha for x2 the recipe? So like 5 cups of pecans? Thank you in advance!

  3. I’m guessing the timing is different in convection ovens… I put mine in 425 oven on parment lined cookie sheet for just 12 mins, flipped with spatula, set timer for 5 and had to pull them at 4 minutes in as they were just starting to smoke! I pulled them out and immediately took off the sheet with the parchment so they wouldn’t keep cooking but I probably could’ve pulled them out at the first 12 minutes without turning as the one I sampled then seemed done enough. Live and learn. Just adding this tip for those with convection!! Pecans are too yummy to waste. I’m still going to eat my dark brown pecans!!