Tuesday, November 11, 2014

12 days of baking || sweet + spicy mixed nuts

nuts are always a favourite snack of mine, and around the holidays they are extra great as they don''t carry with them the same guilt factor that cookies and other festive treats tend to.

this sweet and spicy mixed nut recipe fancy's up the most basic of nuts- adding just a little hit of intense flavour that we all crave when indulging over the holidays (but still better for you than that cookie.) simple to whip up, they look extra beautiful perched on a side table in your living room in that glass dish your grandma gave you that doesn't get used as often as you might like.

sweet + spicy mixed nuts

:: ingredients ::
1 large egg white
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt + more to garnish
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
3 cups unsalted mixed nuts
(i used almonds because we had them in the cupboard, but feel free to use whatever you have/like)

:: directions ::
heat your oven to 325 degrees
line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil
in a large bowl, whisk together egg white, sugar, salt, and all the spices
add the nuts and toss to coat
spread nuts out onto the baking sheet and arrange in an even layer
bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until nuts are dry, approximately 30-40 minutes
transfer to a clean sheet of aluminum foil, sprinkle with an extra few grinds of sea salt and let cool
once cooled, display nuts in your favourite pretty bowl, and enjoy!

view the rest of the 12 days of baking recipes HERE