What Can You Do With Extra Honey Roasted Pecans?

When you order wholesale honey roasted pecans in a large quantity, it is easy to find yourself with a lot of extras. Of course you can eat them as a snack, but there are also lots of other creative ways to use them up. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Use them as a salad topping

If you've never tried honey roasted pecans as a salad topping, now is the time to do it. The crunchy pecans give your salad texture, and the honey coating adds a hint of sweetness. They are wonderful when paired with tart vinaigrette dressings. You can even sprinkle a few on a fruit salad, perhaps along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, for something a bit different.

Bake them into cookies

Pecan cookies are tasty. Now, imagine them with honey roasted pecans. You can add about a cup of chopped, honey roasted pecans to the average cookie recipe without overwhelming them. Another option is to make your favorite cookie recipe and then add a couple of pecans to the top of each cookie before you bake them. This way, they'll get a little extra toasted and delicious.

Stir them into banana bread

Making banana bread is a great way to use up extra bananas. If you make the bread with some of your extra pecans, you'll be using those up, too — and getting some amazingly delicious bread in the process. You can stir about a cup of pecans into the average banana bread recipe. If you want, you can sprinkle a few extras on top of the bread before baking. If the honey roasted pecans that you have are particularly sweet, you may want to cut down the amount of sugar in your banana bread recipe by 1/4 cup or so.

Make a granola snack

Another option is to bake your honey roasted pecans into a granola snack that you can enjoy for breakfast or on-the-go. Put a cup of pecans in a bowl with two cups of oats, 2 tablespoons honey, and 2 tablespoons canola oil. Mix well, and spread out onto a baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees F, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven, and stir in a cup of raisins or dried cranberries. Once the granola has cooled, transfer it to a storage container.

With these delicious ideas, you'll never wonder how to use up your honey roasted pecans again. Contact a company like Selman Nut Co. to learn more.