Crunchy, Salty, Sweet and Healthy. Those words don’t go together very often when you are talking snacks. But these Sweet and Salty Spiced Nuts do!
They are fun to make, and a great choice for a snack. A serving size of nuts is smaller, but they are totally satisfying!……..AND they can be eaten with other things. They are really good sprinkled on salad, over yogurt if you tolerate it, and used as a muffin or quick bread topping. They are really pretty to put out in a bowl for pre-dinner or party munchies for guests too. I like to throw a bag of them in my purse for when I get hungry when away from home.
Spiced nuts are so easy to make, and they fill the house with a warm spice smell that is better than potpourri! I used Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews and Pumpkin Seeds in this recipe.
Sweet and Salty Spiced Nuts
Preheat your oven to 350º degrees. Lay out two parchment lined cookie sheets.
2 Cups of Raw Pecans
2 Cups of Raw Walnuts
1 Cup of Raw Cashews
1 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
2 Egg Whites
2 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Dried Crushed Rosemary
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cardamom
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Allspice
1/8 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
In a large bowl, add the Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews and Pumpkin Seeds. Mix your spices, rosemary and salt In a small bowl, and set aside. Whisk together the egg whites and honey until frothy. Pour over the nuts and toss thoroughly. Sprinkle half of the spice mixture over the nuts and seeds, and toss well! Do it again with the remaining spice mixture, coating the mixture evenly.
Spread onto your two prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes in your preheated oven. Toss them with a spatula, and bake another 7 to ten minutes until dry and golden brown. Watch them carefully, so they don’t get too dark at the end of the baking time!
Cool Completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature for everyone to enjoy. I put them on the counter in a petty jar so the kids and hubby grab them as a snack! The power of visual suggestion! 🙂
Enjoy your day!!!