- Buy pecan halves or unshelled pecans. Fresh, whole pecans are best!
- Make sure to use cooking spray or a little butter to coat pecans before toasting. It will help prevent sticking and burning. If you prefer to toast dry pecans, you may want to use parchment paper.
- If you have been storing pecans in the freezer, let them thaw completely before toasting.
- Once you have toasted your pecans, you can chop them into pieces and store them in the freezer for later use.
Toasted pecans are wonderful as a topping on desserts, pancakes or a warm bowl of oatmeal. Store them in an airtight container for snacking! Here are a few tips for toasting your pecans: