Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans
This is going to be a pretty fantastic week. I don’t know if you’ve heard or not but today kicks off VanillaWeek! That’s right, my friends, an entire week dedicated to vanilla!

VanillaWeek is hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and she’s invited myself and a handful of other bloggers to join in! Chocolate normally takes over the internet around this time of year but the VanillaWeek Bloggers have come together to focus on one of our favorite flavors – Vanilla. We hope you join us throughout the week where we will be sharing vanilla recipes from breakfasts, drinks, desserts and even savory dishes! Also, don’t forget to check the end of this post for our big VanillaWeek giveaway!

My first recipe of the week? Cinnamon Sugar Pecans ! These are ridiculously tasty and they couldn’t be easier to make.

I’ve always loved candied pecans but I was reminded of them again during Christmas when Meghan brought a jar of them home from work one day. A girl she knew in Lynchburg made them and sold them in big mason jars! I really wanted that recipe but I heard that this candied pecan maker was quite intent on keeping her recipes under lock and key. ?*fine…if you must*

What’s a girl to do? I wanted more of these pecans! So, I made some.


1 egg white
2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1lb pecan halves (1 pound)
1 cup sugar
½ – 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (your preference)
½ teaspoon salt
how to make it:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray
Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large ziploc bag
Whisk egg white, water and vanilla in a large bowl until frothy (you can use a fork or electric mixer, either works just fine)
Add pecans to large bowl and stir to combine, coating each pecan in egg white mixture
Pour coated pecans into ziploc bag, seal and shake to fully coat in cinnamon/sugar mixture
Spread out in a single layer onto prepared baking sheet
Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.