Most snack foods that you’ll find at parties, at the movies, or at amusement parks are filled with refined sugar and unnecessary fats. Making your own quick and wholesome snack, like these Spiced Party Nuts, is a fantastic way to avoid those fattening snacks without missing out.
This recipe is super quick to make — literally 10 minutes of prep. Put a bowl of these out when you have company over, take a bag of them with you for an on-the-go snack, or give it away as a healthy hostess gift.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
4 cups mixed nuts – pecans, almonds, pistachio, walnuts, cashews, and/or brazil nuts
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup water
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
2. In a large bowl combine the nuts, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, chili powder, ginger and garlic.
3. In a small skillet combine the coconut sugar, water and coconut oil over medium heat. Mix until the sugar has dissolved, about one minute. Pour the mixture over the nuts and spices. Mix until fully coated.
4. Spread the coated nuts over the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven and then stir. Bake for an additional 10 minutes until golden.
One ¼ cup serving equals: 135 calories, 12g fat, 139mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 3g sugar, and 4g protein.