Air Fryer Pecans are perfect for adding to recipes calling for toasted pecans. This post also shows how to make sweet and savory pecans in your air fryer.
Plain toasted pecans are both great for snacking and adding to foods like cookies, pies, casseroles and even salads. Too often I have burned nuts in a skillet trying to toast them on my stove top. And turning on my oven to roast a small amount of nuts seems like a waste of energy. The air fryer really is the perfect way to roast pecans. Keep reading to find out how to make plain air fryer pecans, maple cinnamon pecans and salt and pepper pecans.
Are Pecans good for you?
Yes, they definitely are! Pecans are certified by the American Heart Association as a heart healthy food. Studies have shown that pecan oil is very beneficial to reducing the risk of heart disease. Pecans are packed with protein, plus more than 19 vitamins and minerals. And just one-ounce of pecans provides 10% of your recommended daily dose of fiber.
How to make Air Fryer Pecans
Add two cups of raw pecans to the basket of your air fryer. Air fry the pecans at 300 degrees F for 6 minutes. Open the basket and give the pecans a stir. Continue to air fry the pecans at 300 degrees for an additional 2 – 4 minutes, or until they are toasted to your liking.
How to make Maple Cinnamon Pecans
Combine 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of salt into a microwave-safe glass bowl or measuring cup. Microwave for about one minute, or until the butter is completely melted. Mix until well combined.
Pour the butter and maple mixture over 2 cups of raw pecans and stir until evenly coated. Line the basket of your air fryer with a square (or circle) of parchment paper and spread the coated pecans evenly onto the paper.
Follow the directions for making air fryer pecans as written above – 300 degrees F for 8 – 10 minutes.
How to make Salt and Pepper Pecans
Combine 1 tablespoon of oil (pecan, avocado or canola are good choices) with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
Pour the oil mixture over 2 cups of raw pecans and stir until evenly coated. Spread the pecans evenly into the air fryer basket.
Follow the directions as written above – 300 degrees F for 8 – 10 minutes.
- I use a Philips XXL Air Fryer to test all of my recipes
- Use kitchen shears to cut parchment paper to fit the inside of your air fryer basket
- Or purchase pre-cut parchment paper squares meant for the air fryer
- Store air fryer pecans in an air tight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for up to two months
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Air Fryer Pecans
- Air Fryer
- 2 cups Raw Pecans
- Place the pecans in the basket of the air fryer.
- Air fry the pecans at 300 degrees F for 6 minutes.
- Open the basket and give the pecans a stir.
- Continue to air fry the pecans at 300 degrees for an additional 2 - 4 minutes, or until they are toasted to your liking.