Low Carb Cinnamon Vanilla Pecans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

I pulled this recipe off the net in 2003 when I was initially started low carbing. It has since become my go to recipe for something that will always add that sweet crunch that will keep me on the straight and narrow. If you are really watching your carbs, vanilla, pure or imitation, does have sugar in it. You need to look for the sugar free variety which can get quite expensive. I find they make great toppings for a low sugar ice cream dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat eggs, water and vanilla until thick and foamy but not stiff.
  3. Stir in pecans until thoroughly coated with egg mixture.
  4. Mix dry ingredients thoroughly in large measuring cup.
  5. Pour over pecans and stir well. Making sure the dry ingredients get a chance to coat all pecans.
  6. Pour the mixture into a 9 X 13 baking pan and bake fore about 35-40 minutes turning over and breaking up the pecans (they will stick to the pan and to each other) every 10 minutes or so.
  7. Cool to warm before eating. They do taste great warm!
Most Helpful

OMG Tastes just like Cinnabon! I love it. Never found a low carb dessert recipe that I enjoyed more!

mrssperry January 10, 2013

These are good, but I find that with so much splenda and the sugar free vanilla, there is a really overwhelming fake sweetener after taste. Thanks for the recipe! Made for PAC Fall 2012

Cadillacgirl October 23, 2012

OMG these are so good. I can't stop eating them. I didn't use the egg whites but followed the rest of the recipe as written. Next time I would cut back on the salt for us. Mine were done in 20 minutes. Made for Spring PAC 2011.

bmcnichol March 14, 2011