Cinnamon glazed nuts are the perfect topping for many dessert recipes, or they can be enjoyed all on their own.
Our cinnamon glazed nut recipe can be used with any type of nuts, not just pecans. You can select your choice of nuts using this nut glaze on walnuts, cashews or almonds would work well.
Cinnamon glazed nuts are a sweet nut recipe, but the cinnamon does tone the sweetness down a little.
You can include these glazed nuts as an added flavor punch or a garnish on desserts like sundaes, ice cream, chocolate mousse, or cakes.
Sweet nut recipes are fairly versatile. You can use a 1:2 ratio for water to sugar for the sugar syrup if you’re looking to make a larger or smaller batch size.
How to sweeten nut recipes
You can add a little butter to sweeten up candied nut recipes if your recipe isn’t as sweet as what you’re looking for.
There is no need to add more sugar to the recipe because the syrup has a 1:2 ratio.
The butter calms overpowering flavors like cinnamon that may be overpowering the sweet flavor.
These types of flavors tone down the sweetness. Butter adds a creaminess to the nuts making them more sweet.
Cinnamon Glazed Nuts Recipe
- 3 cups pecans
- 1 cup sugar granulated
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Roast pecans on an aluminum baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
- Make a sugar syrup by mixing water and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat.
- Add cinnamon and vanilla extract.
- Once the pecans are finished roasting, add them to your saucepan.
- Coat the pecans in the sugar syrup and let cook for 5-10 minutes until the pecans are fully saturated.
- Pour the pecan mixture on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Let the pecans cool to room temperature.
- Store pecans in an airtight container until ready to eat. Cinnamon glazed pecan nuts are good for 2 weeks at room temperature.