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Cinnamon Pecans Recipe

Skillet Cinnamon Pecans make a delicious nibble to serve when entertaining and make a scrumptious homemade gift. So quick and easy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon pecans, cinnamon pecans recipe, cinnamon roasted pecans, cinnamon sugar pecans, how to make cinnamon pecans, skillet cinnamon pecans
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 3 cups whole pecans shelled and cleaned
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Add all ingredients to a large (10 - 12-inch) skillet over medium-low heat. Stir to mix all ingredients together and then stir continuously as the sugar begins to melt, making sure to coat pecan well. Cook until pecans have begun to toast lightly, about five minutes and then remove from heat. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container for gifting.



Other nuts may be substituted in place of pecans, such as almonds, walnuts, and cashews.