The rich, buttery taste of pecans makes them one of the most popular nuts for baking, snacking and a whole host of other treats. With more than 19 vitamins and minerals, pecans are also good for you. Pecans are high in health unsaturated fat and just a handful a day can lower your bad cholesterol.

We found six great recipes that showcase the delicious flavor and crunch of pecans.

Vegan Maple Pecan Pie Smoothie by The Blender Girl  
Whether or not you’re observing a vegan diet, this healthy vegan maple pecan pie smoothie will taste so good you’ll forget it’s also super nutritious.

Salted Pecan Caramel Popcorn by The Pioneer Woman
Sweet caramel, crunchy pecans and just a hint of salt take popcorn to the next level.

Healthy Pecan Berry Coffee Cake by Eating Well 
Apple replaces some of the butter in this recipe, making it a healthier choice for your next teatime snack.

Chilli-Lime Pecans by Southern Living  
If you love spice like we do, you’ll have to try these seriously addictive chilli-lime pecans!

Mixed Green Salad with Pecans, Goat Cheese and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette  
Pecans are a fantastic addition to any salad, giving added texture and crunch to every bite.

Croissant French Toast with Pecans  
For a decadent brunch treat, you can’t go wrong with this simple French toast recipe.