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Pumpkin Spice Pecans [vegan, oil-free, gluten-free]

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: ~30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A delicious, fall inspired twist on candied nuts made healthy. Easy, vegan and free of oil, gluten and refined sugars.


  • 1 cup of pecan halves (raw* or toasted)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1/41/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1/8  tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 315 degrees farenheit.
  2. Combine your coconut sugar, pumpkin spice and salt in a small bowl and whisk.
  3. Place pecans in a bowl and add maple syrup and dry ingredients to the bowl.
  4. Toss pecans using a spatula or your hands until all the nuts are evenly coated in the mixture.
  5. Transfer the pecans onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat and spread evenly so that no nut is overlapping.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then turn nuts over and return to the oven to bake for an additional 5-8 minutes. The glaze on the nuts should start to bubble and caramelize and brown a little bit before you flip them.
  7. Remove nuts from the oven and allow to cool completely before consuming or storing–ideally an hour at least. Store in an airtight container.


*If using raw pecans, I highly recommend you toast them in the oven for a few minutes before making this recipe as it will result in a better crunch and will store for longer.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pumpkin spice, candied nuts, vegan, gluten-free, oil free, healthy, paleo, snack