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Holiday spiced nuts

Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. She works full time as a consultant in higher education. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, r...

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At a loss for gifts? These spiced nuts are an easy one!

 Holiday spiced nuts

Not only are edible gifts easy, quick and done in the comfort of your kitchen rather than braving the crazy malls, they're far more likely to actually be enjoyed! These three variations of roasted nuts are the perfect little gift for those last few names on your list this year.

1

Sweet cinnamon

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 tablespoon egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Whisk the egg whites in a small bowl until frothy.
  2. Add the nuts and toss to coat.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and toss again until all the spices are evenly coated.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F on a greased baking sheet for about 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Watch carefully from about the 12-minute mark on as the nuts can go from roasted to burnt very quickly!
2

Spicy

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • Pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Melt the butter in a small bowl.
  2. Add the nuts and toss to coat.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and toss again until all the spices are evenly coated.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F on a greased baking sheet for about 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Watch carefully from about the 12-minute mark on as the nuts can go from roasted to burnt very quickly!
3

Rosemary & lemon

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 tablespoon egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. Whisk the egg whites in a small bowl until frothy.
  2. Add the nuts and toss to coat.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and toss again until all the spices are evenly coated.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F on a greased baking sheet for about 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Watch carefully from about the 12-minute mark on as the nuts can go from roasted to burnt very quickly!

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