Holiday Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts. So simple, so delicious. If you are in need or a last minute holiday gift, or just something small to serve guests at a party/dinner/etc - try making these! The spices can be changed based on what you have on hand, personal preference, etc. I used this spice combination because I love cinnamon, all spice & cinnamon together. Plus, cinnamon is probably my favorite spice these days. I find a way to sneak it into almost everything I bake or cook, regardless if it savory or sweet. Also, feel free to change the nuts - I am sure cashew nuts and maybe even hazelnuts will work well.

You can have a lot of fun with it when you get creative with it and add your own personal twist! Here is my version...


Holiday Spiced Nut

Ingredients

  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • Egg whites from 2 small eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut (palm) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (non alcohol)
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place the nuts in a big bow. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites for ~30 seconds
  3. Add vanilla and coconut sugar and beat to combine. Add to the bowl with the nuts and mix until all the nuts are covered
  4. Mix the spices together and add to the nuts
  5. Mix well until all the nuts are covered in the spices
  6. Spread the nuts on the baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 25-30, rotating the tray half way through
  7. Let cool on parchment paper and transfer to an air tight container, or package any way you like to be given as gifts

Notes - To make this vegan, use maple syrup or apple sauce instead of the eggs!