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How to toast pecans

Three easy and fast ways to toast and or roast our favorite nuts.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to roast pecans, how to roast pecasn in the microwave, how to toast pecan on the stovetop, how to toast pecans, how to toast pecans in the oven
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author One Sarcastic Baker


  • 1 Cup Raw pecan halves or pieces (100 g / 3.5 g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for seasoned option only)
  • 1/4 cup Everything but the bagel seasoning (for seasoned option only)


Roasting in the oven

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Spread the nuts in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes tossing at the 5 minute point.

  3. Remove from the oven and let cook completely.

Toasting on the stovetop

  1. Place the raw nuts in a wide skillet and place the skillet on the stove medium heat.

  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes while shaking the skillet every 20-30 seconds.

  3. Remove from heat, place on a plate or a baking pan and allow to completely cool.

Roasting pecans in the microwave

  1. Line a microwave proff plate with paper towel.

  2. Spread the nuts ontop in a single layer and cook for 2.5-3 minutes.

  3. Toss and cook for another 2.5-3 minutes. Remove from the microwave and allow to completely cool.

Flvored pecans

  1. Drizzle the oil over the pecans followed by the seasoning. Use a spoon to mix.

  2. Spread the nuts in a pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes.

  3. Remove from the oven and let cool. (avoid from over stirring)

Recipe Notes

  • Do not mix halves and pieces together. They each take different times to cook.
  • If a recipe calls for roughly chopped nuts using a large knife on top of a cutting board is a great option. For finely ground nuts use your food processor, a coffee grinder, or a nut grinder (affiliate link).
  • Pay attention to the color. Raw nuts have a beautiful golden brown color to them, when ready they should have a slightly deeper color to them, so pay attention to the change in color.
  • Each stove/oven/microwave is different so pay attention to the color and smell.