Did you know that April is National Pecan Month? But did you know the many health benefits of pecans include vitamins, nutrients and minerals? Pecan nuts are packed full of the antioxidant ellagic acid. It’s these compounds that can kick out toxins such as cancers and infections. Not to mention that pecans are a good source of protein.

In honor of National Pecan Month here is a roundup of the best pecan recipes:

Classic Pecan Pie Recipe

If you are more of a traditionalist then this pecan pie recipe is for you. Before you get scared off, this recipe (as most traditional pecan pie recipes are) is quite simple and requires minimal effort.

Spicy Pecan Rice Recipe

Side dishes such as rice do not have to be bland or boring. In fact, this recipe is not only spicy but perfectly balances the nutty flavor of pecans and bursting with flavors and spices.

Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans

 

This summertime recipe keeps kitchens cool and packs a punch of tasty ingredients culminating in a cacophony of sweet and salty. Plus it’s healthy!

Sugar Coated Pecan Recipe

This recipe is literally sugar-coated and it will be hard to resist popping these all day long! If you’ve got a skillet, sugar and fresh-shelled pecans and you’ve got a tasty snack.

Salted Chocolate Pecan Butter

What’s better than smooth, creamy pecan butter? Well, chocolate pecan butter of course! Simple, rich, and delicious this makes the perfect snack to scoop right out of the jar and enjoy or substitute for peanut butter on a sandwich.