Spiced nuts are probably one of my favorite Christmas recipes. They’re basically our only Christmas goodie tradition around here. It’s the one thing that I WILL manage to cook up during the holidays and disperse among friends.
I have convinced myself that they’re a “healthy” alternative to the usual goodies you are
bombarded blessed with during the holidays. I don’t know how much that is reality and how much is denial, but it makes it easier to sleep at night.
Plus, they’re so easy to make. Hence my ability to do them consecutive years in a row.
After you’ve set your oven to preheat at 275, scrounge up these ingredients:
Cinnamon Spiced Nuts Ingredients:
2 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 Cup Sugar
4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
6 Cups of nuts
Whisk together your egg and vanilla until it’s a tad frothy. Then add your sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. You’ll have a nice, brown, gooey mixture. You may think it won’t be nearly enough to cover 6 cups of nuts, but I promise it will.
Next, mix in your nuts until their coated nicely. I usually use salted, roasted peanuts but any nut will do.
Spray something non-sticky onto a large baking pan and then spread those puppies out. Bake at 275 for 30 minutes. Give the nuts a bit of a mix and respread at the 15 minute mark.
As soon as they’re done, transfer your nuts to some other bowl or container. They’re going to cool off and crunch up so you do not want that solidifying in your pan. In fact, go ahead and wash your pan out immediately. Trust me.
You’ll fall in love, I promise. They’re fast, easy, delicious and if we squint hard enough and float down that river in Egypt, a healthy alternative to most Christmas goodies.
Your taste buds and your friends and family will thank you.