Roasting Pecans - Glendas Farmhouse

The benefits of roasting pecans far outweigh any inconvenience you might imagine it would create. In fact, the process is quite uncomplicated. Grab your supply of Glenda’s Farmhouse pecans, and keep reading to discover how and why you should definitely start roasting your pecans.

Roasting Pecans Pecans have a sweeter flavor than other nuts, and their texture is softer as well. By roasting them, you elevate the incredible flavor even more while adding a satisfying crunch. If you can make delicious food even better, wouldn’t you take that extra step?

When recipes call for roasting your pecans, there’s a reason, and it’s important not to omit that step. Failing to do so will leave something to be desired from the final result.

How to Roast Pecans

Begin the process of roasting pecans with whole pecan halves. If your recipe calls for chopped and roasted pecans, roast them before any chopping.

You can roast pecans on the stovetop, the oven, or the air fryer. 

Stovetop Instructions

  1. Cook the pecans in a stainless-steel pan on medium heat.
  2. Stir often in order to prevent scorching for about 5 minutes. The pecans should be fragrant and deep brown.
  3. Move the pecans to a cutting board to cool.

This method is ideal when you need a small batch of pecans. Take care to stir regularly to prevent uneven cooking, and do not overcrowd your pan.

Oven Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Spread out the pecans in a single layer.
  4. Roast for about 5 minutes. Stir.
  5. Roast another 5 minutes, until the pecans are fragrant and brown.
  6. Take the pecans out of the oven, and transfer them to a cutting board to cool.

The oven-roasted method ensures even cooking for larger batches. 

Air Fryer Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350ºF.
  2. Place the pecans in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer.
  3. Roast for 8 minutes, shaking the basket after 4 minutes.
  4. Remove the pecans to a cutting board to cool.

How to Store Roasted Pecans

No matter how you decide to roast the pecans, once they’re done, store them in an airtight container. If you plan to use them within a couple of weeks, put them in the fridge, and if not, put them in the freezer. When you’re ready to use them, simply defrost them overnight in the refrigerator. Keeping a supply of pecans roasted and ready to go will save you time when you’re ready to use them in dishes.

Choose Glenda’s Farmhouse 

Glenda’s Farmhouse, a brand of Andersen & Sons Shelling, operates out of Vina, California, with an entirely peanut-free facility and policies and processes that embrace sustainable agricultural practices. We prioritize quality, nutrition, and community in the full catalog of products that we offer. From pecans to walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, sea salt, and more, Glenda’s Farmhouse is a worthy and convenient choice for a host of kitchen staples.

Plant-based protein like that you find in nuts and seeds is an excellent source of nutrition, and when you have these foods on hand, you’re more likely to use them.

Whether you need pecans for roasting or pie baking, choose Glenda’s Farmhouse for convenient delivery and affordable pricing. We welcome any feedback, questions, and orders: phone us at (530) 839-2236 or click here to reach out online.