Sweet and crunchy with a hint of salt, momme meals Ginger Pecans are the perfect snack for pregnant and nursing moms or anyone in the family for that matter.
I mean, why reach for a candy bar when these bit-size whole food treats are loaded with nutritional goodness like protein, iron, Vitamin B5, B6, E and zinc?
Make a tray or two and keep them on the counter for a go-to snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth as well as your hunger.
2 cups pecan halves or pecan pieces
4 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (½ teaspoon ground ginger)
¼ teaspoon cardamom
⅛ teaspoon sea salt
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
Preheat your oven to 250˚.
Slightly warm the honey to make it easier to work with.
In a large bowl, mix together the honey, ginger, cardamom, cayenne pepper and sea salt.
Add in the pecans and mix until all of the pecans are fully coated.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Evenly spread out honey coated pecans on the parchment paper.
Place in the oven for 12 minutes or until the pecans begin to brown.
Remove the pecans from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Place the pecans in a glass jar or other lidded container to snack on anytime.