*The cinnamon pecans takes extra work and extra dishes that I’m not fond of. So lots of times I skip this step. But if you’ve got spare time, here’s how to make the cinnamon nuts: Heat 1/4 cup water in a skillet over medium heat. Add the 1/2 cup pecans or almonds, 1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup, and 1 tsp cinnamon. Stir constantly until all the water is evaporated. Move nuts onto parchment paper on counter and let cool before using.