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Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts

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Give the gift of maple cinnamon spiced nuts this holiday season! I can think of a million reasons why you should have these at your next dinner party or why you should gift them to friends, but the most important reason is because they’re absolutely the most delightful holiday treat that smell phenomenal.

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts are perfect for holiday gift giving and year-round snacking!! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts are perfect for holiday gift giving and year-round snacking! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts are perfect for holiday gift giving and year-round snacking! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

One of my favorite things about holiday time is the scent. You know, that nostalgic smell that brings you back to childhood or brings you back to a certain time. I feel like the holidays have so much SMELL. Cinnamon, pine, snow, firewood, peppermint; there’s just so much! It’s interesting how a specific scent can evoke so much emotion. Just like hearing that song on the radio that you haven’t heard in years; but as soon as you hear it, it brings you right back and you remember the exact time and moment and you can swear you’re there.

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts are perfect for holiday gift giving and year-round snacking! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

That’s kind of how I feel about these maple cinnamon spiced nuts. I remember going through the city or mall with my parents when I was young and smelling these amazing spiced nuts. I have always wondered how they were able to make it smell so good. I loved the sweet and spicy note that they gave off. It was a nice marketing ploy to have this amazing smell lure you to the stands. I never attempted to make them because I thought, if this is something you only really see at kiosks or street cars, it must be something that’s hard to make. Ha, my naive mind. Most food items are easy to make, which is why they sell them. After some researching and testing, I came up with this version and oh my gosh, you seriously have got to make this for every family member and friend.

Put them in mason jars and tie a red ribbon around it. Christmas gift, done. Stocking stuffer, done. And this is not just any old spiced nuts, these are marvelous. I don’t know how to describe to you how addicting they are. I bet you family and friends will ask you for these over and over again. And it’s totally up to you if you want to share the recipe or if you want them to think you slaved over this :)

[simple-recipe]

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Give the gift of maple cinnamon spiced nuts this holiday season! I can think of a million reasons why you should have these at your next dinner party or why you should gift them to friends, but the most important reason is because they're absolutely the most delightful holiday treat that smell phenomenal.

Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat the egg white until frothy with the maple syrup.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Pour the pecans and almonds into the bowl of the egg white and maple syrup. Toss the nuts and coat them well.
  5. Pour the bowl of the sugar and spices over the nuts and toss and make sure everything is coated well with the spice mixture.
  6. Pour the entire bowl onto the lined baking sheet and spread in an even layer.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, occasionally turning the nuts so they don't burn.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
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Posted on November 13, 2013

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  1. Jen
    11/06/2017 at 8:26 pm

    Where is the actual recipe. I’ve scoured this page 4 times !! Help!

    • Julie
      11/06/2017 at 8:35 pm

      Omg, so sorry — I recently switched recipe plugins and it didn’t convert this recipe for some reason. Anyway – it’s back! :) refresh your browser!

  2. Susan Claire
    11/20/2017 at 12:05 pm

    I made a test run with this recipe today. I used walnuts rather than pecans and almonds, and they came out beautifully. Sweet and crunchy, nice cinnamon note, but I think I am going to try doubling the cayenne. I used a cooling rack sprayed with non-stick spray set on a cookie sheet to roast the nuts-this way no turning is necessary. This recipe is definitely a keeper, it’s perfect for Christmas gifts!

    • Julie
      11/21/2017 at 10:59 am

      It really is! I’m glad this recipe passed your test run! :)

  3. Peggy
    11/21/2017 at 9:03 pm

    I have been unable to find a way to print this recipe. What am I missing?

    • Julie
      11/22/2017 at 6:20 am

      Are you on a desktop computer or on a mobile device? If you are on a desktop computer, there is a ‘PRINT’ button at the top right of the recipe. If it comes up blank, refresh the page and it should show up. Please let me know if you need more help.

  4. Victoria
    11/23/2017 at 1:13 am

    Can you just use almonds instead of pecans? And how much almonds do I use?

    • Julie
      11/23/2017 at 8:20 am

      Yes, you can. Just replace the pecans with almonds. So you’d use a total of 3 cups of almonds for this recipe.

  5. Victoria
    11/23/2017 at 1:21 am

    Can you make these in the crockpot? I’m making a big batch for church.

    • Julie
      11/23/2017 at 8:20 am

      I have not tried that so I can’t give any tips :(

  6. Samantha
    12/10/2017 at 6:05 am

    How long do the last for? I am hoping everyone will love them and eat them quickly but just for my timing on making before giving as presents :)

    • Julie
      12/11/2017 at 10:30 am

      They last for a bit! I would say about a month or so. :)

  7. Linda Hall-Hems
    04/11/2018 at 3:40 pm

    What a delicious recipe, made some as gifts for friends at Christmas and again today to take to another friend tomorrow. They are the best recipe I have tried by far. Thanks for sharing.

    • Julie Wampler
      04/13/2018 at 7:10 am

      So sweet!

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