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An easy recipe for how to toast pecans in the oven or on the stove. Enhance the flavor of pecans, then add to salads, snack mixes, baked goods, and more!

How to Toast Pecans

An easy recipe for how to toast pecans in the oven or on the stove. Enhance the flavor of pecans, then add to salads, snack mixes, baked goods, and more!

Course Appetizer, Pantry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 (1/4 cup) servings
Calories 30 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans or more
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or clarified butter, optional
  • Salt optional
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

To toast pecans in the oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup.

  2. Toss pecans in oil and salt if desired. Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Toast until browned and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 7 to 10 minutes. 

  3. Remove from oven and chop or use as desired. Or, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

To toast pecans on the stove:

  1. Toss pecans in oil and salt if desired. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat pecans until browned and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 2 to 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from skillet and chop or use as desired. Or, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.