Winter Vegan Recipe Wednesday

February 20, 2013

Marla Meridith and Family Fresh Cooking presents Maple Citrus Roasted PecansWinter is here; can you believe it? The bitter cold is settling in and that means we need hearty food to keep us warm. Of course, we also can’t forget those yummy sweets that also come with the season. To help you prepare for winter, every Wednesday we will post some delicious vegan recipes that will turn your season around and keep your palate asking for more. Enjoy!

Are you in the mood for some tasty snack foods? Then, you should definitely try these Maple Citrus Roasted Pecans from Marla Meridith. They’re perfect for lunches, a late night snack and even when you’re on the go.

Maple Citrus Roasted Pecans

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 8 ounces (8 servings)
Serving Size: 1 ounce

8 ounces Raw Pecan Halves
1/4 cup pure Maple Syrup (we prefer Grade B ~ the darker, more flavorful syrup)
pinch of fine Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Orange Extract
pinch of ground Ginger

-Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Place nuts in a single layer on a parchment or Silpat lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast until fragrant about 10 minutes. Flip once during with a pair of tongs. Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees F.
-In a medium saucepan bring the rest of the ingredients to a boil over medium high heat. Turn off the heat. Toss roasted pecans in the mixture with a heat proof spatula.
-Evenly spread the pecans back onto the lined cookie tray. Be sure they are in a single layer. Bake nuts for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let the nuts cool before serving.
-Store in a airtight container in the refrigerator.

Simply double or triple this recipe according to your needs.

-Allyson Koerner

Photo Credit: Marla Meridith Photography

Marla Meridith is the creator, photographer, stylist and go to gal behind the blog Family Fresh Cooking. She believes in real, whole foods for a happy, healthy, high energy life. She is obsessed with her family, food, travel, and coffee. Look for her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and StumbleUpon too.