From roasted pecans to pecan cookies, delicious and healthy pecan recipes.
Pecans are a healthy addition to many breads, pecan tarts, pecan cookies and main-course recipes. Our healthy pecan recipes, including roasted pecan recipes, pecan cookie recipes, pecan tart recipes and pecan pie recipes, are delicious ways to add more nuts to your diet. Pecans (19 halves, 193 calories per serving) contain more antioxidants—compounds that sweep up tissue-damaging free radicals—than any other tree nut, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Pecans also provide notable amounts of zinc, a mineral most often found in animal-based foods. Try a healthy pecan tart recipe the next time you entertain or Nana’s Creole Pecan Cake Bars for a delicious afternoon snack.