Snack Today: Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Spread the love

nuts in a bottleIf you want to give a gift that is meaningful and delicious, then look no further. This recipe for sweet and spicy nuts is simple and fun to make. Place the nuts in a reusable Mason jar and tie them with a pretty ribbon and handwritten note, and you have a healthy gift that will be appreciated and savored. When I make these, they never last long!

You can use any nuts, but I usually use walnuts. But they would be just as delicious if you use cashews, almonds or a blend of all of them. Walnuts are also an excellent source of protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are also rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Studies have shown that diets that contain walnuts can lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol in the short term. So, you can also feel good that your gift is a healthy one!

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

• 1 egg white
• 2 cups walnuts
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1 tsp ground cumin
• 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne (depending on how much heat you want)
• 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325 F. In a bowl, lightly beat the egg white. Add the nuts and stir until evenly moistened. Combine brown sugar, cumin, cayenne and salt; sprinkle over the nuts and toss well to coat evenly.

Spread the nuts on a rimmed baking sheet lined with natural parchment paper. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to separate nuts, until coating is crisp and nuts are fragrant.

Remove from the oven and let the cool completely. Put them in small jars with tight lids.

Photo from here, with thanks

Our Bloggers

  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
    read more..
  • Margo Gladding
    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
    read more..
  • Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
    read more..
  • Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
    read more..
  • Debi Silber
    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
    read more..
  • Teri Cochrane
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
    read more..
  • Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
    read more..
  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
    read more..
  • Rob Brown
    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
    read more..
December 2019
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031