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Sugar Free Cinnamon Pecans

These holiday-favorite spiced nuts get a healthy upgrade with sticky-sweet Medjool dates instead of added sugars.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Sugar Free Cinnamon Pecans
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Calories 554kcal


  • 12 medium dates, Medjool
  • 6 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cup, halves pecans


  • Soak dates for 1 hour or longer in water.
  • After dates have soaked sufficiently (soft to the touch), place in blender.
  • Add water, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and blend until it’s saucy.  Pour over the 2 cups of pecans.
  • Pour coated nuts onto cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.  Put in oven at the lowest setting your oven can go (170° was mine).  Bake for 2-3 hours, stirring once or twice.


Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 887mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 50g