These easy sugar-free keto Candied Pecans Recipe are quick to make, perfect as a low carb snack for holidays or salad topper. Made with just 5 ingredients, these glazed pecans are addictive with only 10-minute prep.
Sharing my favorite recipe for candied pecans has been on my list for a while, and I always wanted to share the recipe with you just before holidays.
You’ll love these keto butter roasted pecans because they’re crunchy crispy with a hint of cinnamon.
Usually, candied pecans you can get from the store are covered in a high sugar coating. I had to come with the best keto candied pecans recipe that’s keto-friendly and low carb.
I use pecans a lot in my recipes like this keto pecan pie mug cake, my favorite, and Easy Chocolate Pecan Keto Fudge.
By the way, if you enjoy this recipe, you can find more festive keto recipes, perfect for holidays in my new The Keto Holidays 40+ recipes e-cookbook.
Ingredients You’ll need for Low Carb Candied Pecans
- Butter – unsalted
- Brown Sugar Substitute – I recommend using my favorites Sukrin Gold’s brown sugar alternative or Lakanto Golden Monkfruit. Of course, you can use any granulated sweetener you have on hand such as Erythritol or Monk Fruit.
- Cinnamon and Vanilla extract – to add that holiday kick use pumpkin pie spice instead.
How to Make Keto Candied Pecans:
Making homemade low carb candied pecans is ridiculously easy. You just combine butter and sweetener until you get a thick sauce. Then add the pecans until fragrant. Season with vanilla extract and cinnamon and voila -there you have the best keto-friendly candied pecans.
This recipe requires no baking, so it’s super quick to make, but if you prefer extra crispy and fragrant pecans, you can bake the coated pecans at 350°F for 5-7 minutes, until fragrant and lightly crisp.
- Get all your ingredients ready.
- Melt the butter and sweetener in a pan over medium heat.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes or just until your sauce starts to thicken.
- Add pecans and stir to coat. Continue cooking until the pecans are fragrant and smell toasty.
- Remove from heat, add vanilla extract and cinnamon.
- Transfer the caramel-coated sugar-free pecans to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow it to cool in the refrigerator.
- Once set, break apart and enjoy!
Are pecans good for keto?
Pecans are nuts low in carbs, so their profile fits a keto diet. Enjoy high in fiber , vitamin E, and zinc nuts.
Pecans can be used on a keto diet as a snack or included in keto recipes.
The Easiest Keto Candied Pecans
- 2 cup pecans
- ¼ cup butter unsalted
- ½ cup golden sweetener replacement
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 tbsp water
- In a medium pan over medium heat, add the butter, sugar substitute, water, and stir to combine.
- Once the mixture starts to bubble, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 7-8 minutes.
- Add the pecans and continue stirring for about 5 minutes or until all the pecans are coated in caramel, and they smell fragrant.
- Remove from heat. Add cinnamon and vanilla extract.
- Transfer the coated pecans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, in a single layer
- Allow the pecans to cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, then break apart. Enjoy!
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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