Indulge your taste buds with the perfect blend of sweetness and heat in our delectable Sweet & Spicy Nut Mix! This irresistible concoction features a medley of raw, unsalted nuts—think walnuts, pecans, almonds, and cashews—coated in a flavorful fusion of coconut sugar, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and a touch of salt. The result? A crunchy and satisfying snack that will tantalize your senses. The simple yet precise preparation involves whisking frothy egg whites with water, creating a luscious base to envelop the nuts. With each toss and turn in the aromatic spice blend, these nuts are ready for their transformation in the oven. Follow our easy-to-follow steps, preheat to 350°F, and soon you’ll be savoring the delicious outcome—a batch of perfectly toasted and crisp nuts that are ideal for any occasion. Plus, with a storage life of up to one week, you can enjoy this delightful treat at your leisure. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that harmonizes sweet and spicy notes, elevating your snacking experience to new heights!.
1 cup coconut sugar
¾ tsp. cayenne pepper
¾ tsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. salt
2 egg whites
1 tbsp. water
6 cups raw, unsalted nuts (e.g., walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews)
How to Prepare
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cayenne pepper, cumin, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites and water together until very frothy.
Add the nuts to the egg wash and toss to coat. Now add the spice blend and toss until the nuts are completely covered.
Spread the nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes then stir and bake for a further 10 minutes until the nuts are toasted and crisp.
Remove the sheet from the oven and set aside to cool as the nuts will get crisper as they cool down.
Place into an airtight container and store for up to 1 week.