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Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans

This easy recipe for Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans is egg free, dairy free, gluten free, and perfect for the holidays! Add into cookie boxes, charcuterie boards, or serve in a bowl with cocktails. These also make a great homemade gift!

If you’re looking for more easy holiday inspired recipes, check out some of my other favorites like my Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cashew Clusters, Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Granola, or my Maple Cream Cheese Spread.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Easy: This recipe for Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans couldn’t be easier. Add everything to a bowl, stir it up, and spread onto a baking sheet. It’s that simple!

Delicious: These Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans are insanely delicious, addicting! And even my husband, who usually doesn’t eat my vegan things out of principle (saying there’s no need to make vegan things haha), well he loves these! So, trust me, they will impress anyone who is a fan of candied nuts.

Perfect for Gifting: I made these this year for Christmas gifts and they make the best gift! Especially if you don’t know if someone is gluten free, vegan, or egg free – as long as they don’t have a pecan allergy these are a really allergy friendly gift! They also have a longer shelf life so it makes it incredibly easy to mail them or even make ahead of time and they will still taste amazing! I listed the bags I used in the photos below in the tips section!

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Ingredients for Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans

Organic Aquafaba (you can use chickpea brine, or you can use Aquafaba Powder and mix it with water, I have instructions in the tips)

Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Organic Pecans

Tools Needed

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off Kana, my favorite non toxic parchment paper!)

Large Mixing Bowl

Whisk

Spatula

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How to Make Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a large bowl, add the aquafaba and whisk until frothy. Add in the cinnamon and fine sea salt and whisk together.

Step 3

Add the cane sugar and pecans and stir with a spatula to coat them completely.

Step 4

Spread the pecans out onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the pecans are toasted and fragrant, opening the oven and stirring halfway through.

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Tips for Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans

• Aquafaba is just the brine from chickpeas. So, if you are making hummus, just reserve some of the liquid and you have aquafaba!

• If you want to use Aquafaba powder, you can do that too! To use that, add 1/3 teaspoon of Aquafaba powder to 3 tablespoons of water and whisk to combine. Then you have what you need!

• Parchment paper is key for this recipe as the sugar bakes and hardens, so it really helps to have parchment paper! My favorite nontoxic parchment is from Kana, use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off your order!

• I use Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon, which is my favorite! This has a different flavor than Ceylon cinnamon or others. If you want to know more about cinnamon, read my article Best Cinnamon to Bake With. But you should use a high quality cinnamon that you like the flavor of.

• It’s important to stir them halfway through as the nuts on the edges will cook faster than the ones in the middle.

• If for some reason when the nuts cool there are spots that are soft (like in the middle), you can twice bake them. This happened to me when I made 4 trays at a time, as ovens have to work harder with more items in it. So, if your oven is a bit off, runs low, or you’re baking a ton of things, and you find your nuts are a bit soft, just throw them back in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes and they’ll be just perfect!

• These make great gifts! If you want to gift them, you can use a mason jar, another kind of glass jar or even a tin tie bag like I did. The bags I show here, can be found here. And one tray makes 4 bags of this size!

vegan roasted cinnamon pecans

FAQ's

What is aquafaba?

Aquafaba is the leftover liquid (or brine) from the can of chickpeas. This magical little ingredient, that most people just throw away, can be used in place of egg whites or eggs in many recipes! I use this in this recipe as it helps bind the sugars to the pecans as they bake, similar to how egg whites would work in this type of recipe. If you don't have aquafaba from a can of chickpeas, you can also purchase it in powder form and they hydrate it with water.

What if I don't have aquafaba?

You can make this recipe with egg whites if you are not vegan. I use aquafaba because this is a vegan recipe and I love using it when I make hummus as I don't like waste.

Can I use another kind of nuts?

Of course, you can replace the pecans with almonds, walnuts, or cashews or you can even use a mix of all kinds of nuts. Just be sure that you are using raw nuts because this recipe is roasting them, so you don't want to use roasted nuts as then you would double roast and they could end up tasting burnt.

How long will these last?

These will last for about 2 weeks in an airtight container. You can just store them at room temperature in a tupperware, zip bag, or airtight cookie jar.

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans

Mimi Council
These Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans are a quick and easy recipe to whip up for the holidays. Add to cookie boxes, charcuterie boards, or serve in a bowl to go with cocktails! They also make a great gift!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Makes 16 servings
Calories 251 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the aquafaba and whisk until frothy.
  • Add in the cinnamon and fine sea salt and whisk together.
  • Add the cane sugar and pecans and stir with a spatula to coat them completely.
  • Spread the pecans out onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the pecans are toasted and fragrant, opening the oven and stirring halfway through.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 weeks.

Video

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Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 73mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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