These sweet and savory mixed nuts are sure to be a hit at your next holiday party. They’re also perfect when you need a thoughtful last-minute hostess gift as you make your rounds this holiday season.
This recipe is extremely adaptable. You may easily customize the nuts and seasonings to your liking.
How do you get the seasoning to stick to nuts?
Use egg white, butter, or blanch the nuts in boiling water to get the spices to stick to the nuts. Some recipes ask for frying the nuts in oil before seasoning them, but this adds unnecessary fat, and you can make them just as tasty without the extra calories.
What can I do with stale mixed nuts?
Stale nuts can revive them by toasting them in a dry pan or oven, but nuts can also use them in any recipe that calls for nuts. We eat most of ours by toasting them with spices and snacking on them or adding crunch to soups, stews, and salads.
What are the worst nuts to eat?
Macadamia nuts (10 to 12 nuts; 2 grams protein, 21 grams fat) and pecans (18 to 20 halves; 3 grams protein, 20 grams fat) have the greatest calories (200 per ounce) while also having the least protein and the most fats.
What ingredients should I use to make seasoned mixed nuts?
To yield 4 cups of seasoned mixed nuts for 25 minutes, here are the ingredients you will need:
Sea salt -Since we’re using raw nuts, it’s important to add some salt. You will need 1 T. for this recipe.
Ground black pepper -Black pepper has a full-bodied, woody flavor with spicy heat. 2 T would be enough for this.
Garlic powder – A flavor boost seasoning. You will need 1 T to boost the flavor completely.
Cinnamon – For that sweet taste that pairs well with the cayenne. 2 t. would be fit to have the sweetened taste.
Cayenne pepper – Cayenne pepper gives a hint of heat and helps to offset the maple syrup’s sweetness. ½ t. will be the right amount to at least have the hint of heat.
Brown sugar – Should be tightly packed. After baking, the nuts are coated with brown sugar to avoid becoming too sticky. 2 T of this would help stickiness.
Real maple syrup -This will make the nuts lightly sweet. It also condenses and turns into a light candy coating while the mixture roasts in the oven. 2 T. will be just the proper amount to have this light-sweetened taste.
Butter. It should be unsalted and melted. These mixed nuts get a boost of richness and depth from a little melted butter. 2 T.
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How to Make Seasoned Mixed Nuts?
Now that you have all the ingredients to make seasoned mixed nuts, it’s time to make the recipe by following the steps below:
First, you should preheat the oven to 350 degrees and set aside a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Next, toss all items in a large mixing bowl until the nuts are totally covered and evenly distributed in seasonings.
Then spread the nuts onto a lined baking sheet into a single layer. Bake for 8–10 minutes before stirring nuts to ensure they are evenly toasting. Continue baking for another 8–10 minutes or until nuts are a nice golden brown. Watch closely in the final minutes to ensure the nuts do not overcook.
Finally, remove the nuts from the oven and, if desired, season with more sea salt or other flavors. Serve right away or cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Your seasoned mixed nuts are ready to serve!
- 4 cups unsalted mixed nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds, pecans, or pistachios)
- 1 T. sea salt
- 2 t. ground black pepper
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 2 t. cinnamon
- ½ t. cayenne pepper
- 2 T. brown sugar, tightly packed
- 2 T. real maple syrup
- 2 T. unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss until nuts are completely coated, and all seasonings are evenly distributed.
- Spread nuts onto a lined baking sheet into a single layer. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes before stirring nuts to ensure they are evenly toasting.
- Continue baking for another 8 – 10 minutes or until nuts are a nice golden brown. Watch closely in the final minutes to ensure the nuts do not overcook.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional sea salt or other seasonings, if desired. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container once cooled.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 921Total Fat: 76gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 60gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 2221mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 13gSugar: 18gProtein: 24g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.