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Air Fryer Roasted Pecans Recipe

Petranka
Air Fryer Roasted Pecans are quick and easy to make, and ready in less than 10 minutes! Perfect as a snack, and topped over soups and salads!
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 342 kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups raw pecans

Salted pecans

  • Cooking spray (optional, for better sticking)
  • teaspoon salt (or more to taste)

Maple rosemary pecans

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • teaspoon salt (or more to taste)

Cinnamon sugar pecans

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (vegan or regular)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Sweet and spicy pecans

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more for more spicy nuts)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or more to taste)

Instructions
 

General roasting instructions

  • Pre-heat air fryer to 350ºF (180ºC). Add pecans in the basket in a single layer, and roast for 8 minutes.
  • Stop halfway through and shake the basket, to make sure they're roasting evenly. You can cook them for additional 2 minutes if you want them extra toasty.
  • Once golden, transfer pecans to a plate and let them cool completely before storing in a container or a jar.

Salted pecans

  • Pre-heat air fryer to 350ºF (180ºC). Add pecans in the basket in a single layer, and spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat. Roast for 8 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let them cool completely before storing them in a container or a jar.

Maple rosemary flavor

  • To a medium bowl, toss pecans with olive oil, maple syrup, salt, and chopped rosemary until well coated. Transfer to air fryer basket and arrange in a single layer. Roast for 8 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let them cool completely before storing them in a container or a jar.

Cinnamon sugar flavor

  • To a medium bowl, mix together melted butter, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Add the pecans and stir to coat. Transfer to air fryer basket and arrange in a single layer. Roast for 8 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let them cool completely before storing them in a container or a jar.

Sweet and spicy flavor

  • To a medium bowl, toss pecans with olive oil or butter, maple syrup, salt, and cayenne pepper until well coated. Transfer to air fryer basket and arrange in a single layer. Roast for 8 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let them cool completely before storing them in a container or a jar.

Notes

Storage
Store in a jar or a container, in a dry place, away from direct light. They will keep up for up to 6 months.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients and is for ¼ cup plain roasted pecans.
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