Maple glazed pecan nuts (great for Halloween!)

Halloween has become a sugar-fest that can be hard to survive if you’re trying to stick to a way of eating that is gentle on your blood sugar. But rather than just throwing in the towel and using it as an excuse to binge (and feel horrible after), there is always the option of finding something yummy to make that doesn’t give you quite such a crazy sugar rush. I reckon these maple glazed pecans are the perfect answer – full of protein and healthy fat (to help balance the effects of the carbs from the maple syrup), and utterly delicious too. I’m definitely whipping up a batch before the ghosts and ghouls come out on Saturday night!

maple pecans


30 ml (2 tbsp) coconut oil

45 ml (3 tbsp) pure maple syrup (NB. “maple flavoured syrup” is NOT the same thing!

pinch of sea salt

2 cups pecan nuts



  1. Heat oven to 200’C.
  2. Spread pecan nuts on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat, add the maple syrup and salt, stirring continuously.
  4. Bring the maple glaze mixture to a gentle simmer and then add the toasted nuts, still stirring all the time.
  5. Make sure the nuts are well coated in the glaze, continue to simmer (stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.
  6. Tip the pecan nuts onto a piece of waxed paper or baking parchment paper to cool.


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