Whip up a batch of these super tasty, buttery buffalo spiced pecans to curb your hanger or as a delicious and nutritious topping for a buffalo chicken salad! They buffalo spice flavor gives these naturally slightly sweet pecans the perfect 3 S’s: sweet, salty, and spicy!
This post is in partnership with American Pecan Council. All opinions are my own.
Okay, gonna confess something… I tried buffalo wings for the first time a few months ago and fell in love. Like, have I been hiding under a rock for all these years or what?! Honestly it was more of this weird thing I have against eating chicken wings cuz the bones really freak me out. Anyway, I’m now a fan.
So when I was shopping at the grocery store the other day, I saw a bag of buffalo seasoned nuts and they were SO GOOD. The flavor and seasoning tasted amazing. But, I’m not gonna lie, they had a lot of crappy ingredients in them. So, naturally I thought I could make my own clean version at home!
You only need a handful of ingredients to whip these up and you probably already have most of them on hand in your pantry:
- Buffalo/hot sauce
- Cayenne Pepper
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
Actually making these buffalo spiced pecans couldn’t get any easier. Just add all ingredients in a bowl, stir to coat pecans evenly, then spread on a baking sheet and bake!
These buffalo spiced pecans are the perfect addition to your on the go snack repertoire, perfect on a buffalo chicken salad, crush them up and use them as a coating for chicken tenders, idk, do whatever you want with them, but please MAKE THEM!
I chose pecans because a) they’re delicious, b) they’re nutritious, and c) I wanted to switch things up.
Did you know that compared to other nuts, pecans area among the lowest in carbs, the highest in monounsaturated fats, a good source of fiber, and essential minerals including copper, manganese, and zinc?
Don’t let their buttery texture and naturally sweet flavor fool you!
Another fun fact for ya…
Out of all the major tree nuts in the U.S., pecans are the only ones native to America. They were once grown wild and enjoyed by Native Americans, and are now harvested in over a dozen Southern states. Who knew?!
Anyway, I’m a huge fan of them on their own and love a good salad with pecans, but these buffalo spiced pecans are next level!!
Make a batch of these delicious and nutritious pecans and let me know what you think!