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Maple Rosemary Pecans

January 13, 2017

 

 

I love combining sweet and savory in snacks. While you could do a typical trail mix for a healthy snack, why not try new flavors and add antioxidants? Rosemary has been found to improve memory and learning (1). Other studies show it has anti-cancer effects (2, 3) and may reduce the stress hormone cortisol (4), promoting a state of relaxation. Pecans are a great source of good fats, protein, fiber, B vitamins and minerals. Together, this packs delicious flavor and nutrition in under 10 minutes!

 

 

MAPLE ROSEMARY PECANS

 

Prep time:    7 min                      Cook time:   5 min                      Total time:  7 min

Makes 5-6 servings

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 cup pecans

3 sprigs of rosemary, de-stemmed and chopped

1 tbsp maple syrup

2tsp sea salt

2 tsp olive oil

 

DIRECTIONS

 

1.  Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat

2.  Add in pecans and toss regularly until toasted

3.  Add in maple syrup and rosemary and mix well

4.  Cool in a bowl or jar

5.  Enjoy!

 

 

TIPS

  • Eat as a snack, or on top of salads, soups, and desserts.

  • Add pumpkin seeds or other nuts to the mixture to increase variety

  • For a spiced version, substitute rosemary for cumin, turmeric and coriander

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