The other day I happened to find an interesting recipe on Pinterest. It was Vegan in the Freezer’s Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Walnuts. I loved the idea of cooking the nuts in the crock pot. Something I had never thought to try. I am not a fan of walnuts, so I made slow cooked nuts with pecans.
My recipe is loosely adapted from hers. These came out amazing! I didn’t even cook them that long, but the maple syrup almost caramelizes. So good! I love the salty sweet combo. It reminded me of the flavors in kettle corn. The crock pot will seem like it’s going to be hard to clean. Here is a trick. Once the nuts are done, fill the crock pot with soapy water and turn it back on for a few minutes. Then it will be super easy to clean.
These Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Pecans are quite addicting and probably won’t last long! Enjoy!
- 3 cups raw pecans
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp ground vanilla beans (vanilla extract would probably work as well)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 T coconut oil
- Throw all the ingredients in a crock pot
- Cook on low for a 1-3 hours making sure to stir often.
- Store them in a mason jar after they have cooled completely.