These easy cinnamon glazed pecans are great to top salads or to eat on their own!
I hear we should be incorporating more nuts into our diets. Good fats and all that. The trouble is, if I try to enjoy a few nuts, I end up eating half a jar and surely doing more damage than good. I think I’m better off adding a reasonable number of nuts to a recipe to keep me honest. These glazed pecans are a perfect way to do that! These babies are tasty, easy, and make you look super fancy. (You don’t have to tell anyone that a microwave is involved.) Not only are these bad boys good on salad like the pear and arugula salad seen here, they also make a great homemade gift!
If you are making these glazed pecans for salad, might I suggest a mix of spinach, arugula, and blue cheese? This made a mighty fine side dish! I used bottled poppy seed dressing in this recipe because, come on, I already made glazed nuts. I’m weary over here, remember? If you’d like to make your own dressing, the poppy dressing fro my spinach strawberry salad would be perfect.
You could use this glazed nuts recipe with other nuts like walnuts or even peanuts. I have a soft spot for pecans though because I grew up gathering them from my grandma’s tree with my cousins when I was a kid. Finding, cracking, and eating pecans was a favorite past time when I went to visit her. I also loved picking huckleberries and blackberries when they were in season. I don’t think I’ve ever seen huckleberries except at her house! Do you have any foods that you associate with your childhood like that? I would love hear your memories and stories in the comments!