roasted pecansOne of the the many great things about visiting my grandparents is the fact that they send me home with goodies! They were so excited about the weight loss I have seen that they didn’t want to sabotage me. When they found out that pecans are a low carb snack option for me then they sent me how with two ziploc bags of freshly shelled pecans! I couldn’t wait to get them home and in the oven. I remember Mom used to butter, salt and roast pecans when I was younger. It was a favorirte snack of mine but it’s been several years since I’ve had them. I found a quick easy recipe on line to prepare these …  I did deviate from the recipe at little and added more salt that necessary. You live and learn. 🙂 I was so confident in my ability to make these that I decided to make some more last night and bumped the oven up to 375. Um … yea, they burned. There were about 10 pieces that we edible so … don’t do a Melody … follow the directions. I’m going to see if I can come up with a sweet version of these … maybe a little cocoa powder? Of course I know this will increase the carbs a little but some times you just need a little sweet goodness in your day. 🙂 Below is the recipe along with the website where I got the recipe from. As you can tell by the picture I didn’t do a whole pound of peacans. It was more like 3 cups or so.

1 cup of pecan halves = 4.6 net carbs

Simple Roasted Pecan Halves Recipe
Roasted pecans make everything  better. A quick, delicious recipe for roasted pecan halves that are great as an  appetizer, snack, or on your favorite salad.
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Serves: 12


  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 300  degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place pecan halves on a  half sheet pan or cookie sheet, being sure to spread evenly on the pan.
  3. Break pats of butter into  small pieces and place on pecan halves.
  4. Sprinkle salt all over the  pecans.
  5. Place pan into oven and  bake for 10 minutes, then stir gently, turning the pecans as you stir.
  6. Cook another 10 minutes,  watching carefully to make sure they do not over brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and  allow to cool slightly.

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