cinnamon pecan brittle gluten-free recipe

I came up with the recipe for this Cinnamon Pecan Brittle when I messed up a recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s lovely cookbook, Around My French Table.

I had thought I was making Spiced Nuts, though when I pulled these out of the oven, I realized that I had actually made a scrumptious nut brittle. So, I made the recipe several additional times, tweaking each version along the way until I was pleased with this new permutation.

Cinnamon Pecan Brittle
1 egg white
¼ cup agave nectar or honey
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups pecans

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together egg white, agave, salt and cinnamon
  2. Toss nuts in the egg white mixture to coat
  3. Pour nut mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  4. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes, until nuts are browned
  5. Allow nuts to cool for 5 minutes, then break apart and serve

This brittle is great for a party or nice to keep around as a snack.  It also makes a lovely hostess gift when placed in a little tin or box, that is then tied with a pretty ribbon.  By the way, this gluten free nut snack is one of my favorites. You can experiment with other nuts in this recipe instead of the pecans (though I haven’t tried this myself); if you do please let us know how it turns out.

You may also want to try some brittle type recipes from these bloggers:
-Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Brittle from Stephanie of Wasabimon
-CrockPot Peanut (Not Brittle) Candy from Stephanie of A Year of Slow Cooking
-Spiced Almond Brittle from Kelly of The Spunky Coconut

Stay tuned! I’ll be holding a giveaway for a copy of Around My French Table this Thursday.


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