I’ve wrapped up my Whole30, perhaps a few days early, but I feel as great as I did after the first one. And now that it’s officially over, I’m thinking about how I want to continue many of the lifestyle changes that the Whole30 encourages. A few things I’m sure I’ll add back in before long include: wine (only occasionally, of course, but it has been missed), popcorn (I can’t explain why, but I’ve been craving it so much!), and then the occasional very-non-paleo splurge.
But for now, mostly trying to stick in the paleo world, particularly when it comes to grains and processed sugars. When I found a 6 ounce bag of pecans in the pantry this weekend, I decided to make a little healthy sweet treat. I MIGHT have burned these guys a little, but they are still tasty. Don’t burn them!
Cinnamon Honey Pecans
1 tablespoon egg whites
a splash of water (about 1 teaspoon)
6 oz pecans
1/4 cup honey (just a little less than full)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment or a silipat liner.
2. Combine water and egg white in a bowl. Whisk for a minute or so until it gets a bit frothy. Stir in pecans.
3. Combine honey, cinnamon, and salt in a plastic measuring cup. Add to pecans and stir well.
4. Spread the pecans out on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes.
Again, make sure you don’t burn them like I did! once they come out of the oven, put them in a glass baking dish to cool off. Be sure to wash the baking sheet and liner as soon as possible so you don’t end up with a honey-glue mess.
Enjoy your treat!