Nuts are a great snack. They are my go to as a bedtime snack most nights. So I thought I would share my spicy nut recipe with you.
1 large egg white
1/4 cup sugar (I use monks fruit sugar for less calories)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground all spice
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
4 cups nuts (any mix will do, cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds)
Preheat oven to 300 deg. Beat egg white until frothy. Combine all the spices and add to egg white. Mix well. Stir in nuts until well coated and spread mixture in a single layer onto a ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake nuts for 15 min and remove from oven. Toss using a spatula to help separate nuts. Reduce oven temperature to 250 deg. and return nuts to bake for another 10min or medium brown. Remove from oven and toss and stir again, then place cookie sheet onto a wire rack to cool. They will crisp as they cool. Break up any that stick together and enjoy.
|Into the oven|
|Don't they look yummy!!|
I must admit I do take short cuts occasionally; this morning I used 2 1/2 tsp of Cajun spice and it works well. For an Asian flair, 5 spice is another but cut the spice down to 1 tsp and use brown sugar instead. Italian spice, Montreal speak spice, just to name a few.
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