This toasted pecans recipe is a delicious treat for kids and adults alike. These are great on salads, in chicken salad or just as a Yeast Free snack!
• 4 egg whites
• 4 cups pecan halves
• ¼ – ½ cup Xylitol (depending on desired sweetness) extract or spice of choice (Vanilla, maple and cinnamon are all good.)
If using liquid extracts, start with ¼ teaspoon and add just a drop or two at a time until you get the desired depth of flavor. Extracts are very potent and too much can ruin the pecans.
Whip the egg whites until fluffy, not too stiff. Add sweetener and flavorings. Toss pecans and spread on a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees until crunchy. (About 30-45 minutes)
You can alter this recipe to a salty version by eliminating the sweetener and adding salt and desired spices. Try Cajun, Mediterranean, or Italian. Yum!