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Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Simple and delicious Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pecans have only five ingredients and make a great party appetizer or gifts to give.  


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds pecan halves


  • This is a pretty simple recipe with only 5 simple ingredients.  When pecans are in season I tend to buy extra and freeze them so I can make this recipe anytime I need to. 
  • Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper - keeps the pecans from sticking as they bake and makes for easy cleanup. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk two egg whites until they are frothy.  This takes only a couple of minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of white granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 2 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon to the bowl and whisk well.  Some recipes call for half that amount of cinnamon, but I find that the sweetness comes out more with the 2 teaspoons.  
  • Add in the 2 pounds of pecan halves (unsalted) and toss well so that pecans are coated with the cinnamon sugar mixture. 
  • Spread coated pecans out onto prepared baking sheets in a single layer.  Bake in oven for 1 hours - stirring the pecans every 15 minutes, so they don't stick and so they will bake on both sides.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on baking sheets before storing in an airtight container or packaging up in gift containers.