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Holiday Spiced Pecans (Da Vinci's Nuts)

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Patty Sanders

Holiday Spiced Pecans (Da Vinci's Nuts)

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Ho, ho, ho, holiday nuts! Bringing you a roasted Holiday Spiced Pecans recipe that our nutritionist Patty calls “Da Vinci’s Nuts.” There are no refined sugars in this unique spiced nuts recipe—and it’s very healthy as well as deliciously addictive! The scent is amazing, too. This was such a big hit with our guests! It makes a great holiday gift for relatives and friends, too. Notes: If you don’t have garam masala on hand, you can certainly use some of the ingredients that this Indian space is made of (cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper and coriander). The dust of powered rue at the end of roasting is completely optional; only use small amounts. Rue was known to be Leonardo da Vinci‘s favorite herb for helping awaken creativity. Note: Rue is contraindicated during pregnancy.

Watch Patty Sanders, Almanac contributor and nutritionist from Purdue University Extension, show us how to make these yummy roasted spiced nuts!

Ingredients
12 ounces pecans
1 teaspoon butter
1 Tablespoon garam masala ( Indian Spice made with cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper and coriander)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup maple syrup
Dust of powdered Rue (optional)
Instructions

In a warm skillet, melt butter. Add pecans, garam masala, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt. Add maple syrup and stir continuously for 7 minutes. Add dust of rue (optional).