Spiced nuts are a personal favorite! If your mouth doesn’t start watering at the smell of cinnamon spiced nuts roasting away in the oven, I’m convinced you may be a robot.
When Ryan and I would visit the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando to see various musicals and plays, during intermission we’d walk out into the lobby and inevitably be hit with the sweet smell of spiced candied pecans. I could never resist buying a small cone of the nuts and Ryan and I would always polish them off before we managed to make it back to our seats for the rest of the show. Love ‘em!
I recently received an email from Nuts.com offering me the opportunity to try some of their healthy snacks, nuts, dried fruit, assorted quality baking and cooking ingredients and other treats on their website. I was already familiar with Nuts.com, as Ryan regularly orders the spirulina and chlorella powders he uses in his smoothies (I call them his “Swamp Smoothies”) from Nuts.com and I usually ask him to throw in a bag of their no-sugar-added dried mango and some trail mix when he places an order on the site.
This time around, I selected four bags of raw nuts from Nuts.com to try: Pecans, cashews, walnuts and almonds. I was immediately impressed with the quality. The whole nuts were, in fact, whole (you’d think this would be a given, but I’ve ordered nuts online in the past only to receive broken pieces) and the almonds tasted just as delicious raw as they did when I roasted them and used them on top of green beans and Brussels sprouts.
Of course tossing them in a bit of maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract takes them to the next level!
Holiday Spiced Nuts
Makes 6 cups spiced nuts
- 2 egg whites
- 3/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 cups raw pecans
- 2 cups raw walnuts
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk together egg whites with vanilla extract and maple syrup. Combine all nuts together and toss in egg white mixture.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Pour spice mixture over nuts and toss to coat.
- Spread nuts onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray and roast for 15 minutes. Flip and roast for an additional 5 – 10 minutes, watching closely so nuts brown slightly but do not burn.
- Allow to cool before storing in an air-tight container. Enjoy!
Nuts.com Offer for PBF Readers
The Nuts.com family taste tests all of their products and works with Registered Dieticians to recommend the most nutritious snacks and foods and create their recipes. The “Health Nut” logo highlights the healthy snacks featured on the site that have 160 calories or less (and less than 2 grams of saturated fat!) and provide a good source of fiber or protein.
If you’d like to make my holiday spiced nuts or give some of the other delicious goodies on the Nuts.com website a try (including tons of certified gluten-free and organic options), they are offering PBF readers who are first-time Nuts.com customers FOUR free sample gifts from their site with any order over $25. Simply visit the site to select your samples and enjoy!
I think these tasty samples would make great stocking stuffers for the food lovers in your life! You can’t go wrong with the chocolate-covered pretzels, organic trail mix, milk chocolate pecan clusters or roasted macadamia nuts. Nuts.com also has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can order without concern!
And if you guys decide to give my holiday spiced nuts a try, I hope you love them!
I gifted them to friends and Chase’s gym childcare BFFs over Thanksgiving and think they would make a festive treat for coworkers and neighbors this holiday season as well.
Enjoy and happy holidays!!
Question of the Day
- Do you gift edible, homemade treats to family and friends over the holidays? What are some of your favorite treats to give to loved ones?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Nuts.com. I hope you enjoy the recipe and I truly appreciate your support surrounding sponsored posts. Thank you!!