Spicy and sweet nuts



20 min


3 Cups

Spicy and sweet nuts


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch cayenne , or chili powder, smoked paprika
  • 3 cups unsalted nuts


  • Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C). In a large bowl, whisk 1 egg white with 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt. Whisk in generous pinches of cinnamon and hot chili powder or smoked paprika. Stir in 3 cups (750 mL) unsalted nuts. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread nuts overtop. Roast, stirring occasionally, until dry, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Switch It Up!

Use honey in place of sugar and curry in place of chili powder. Omit cinnamon.

Gift Idea:

Nuts will keep well stored in the freezer for up to 1 month – ideal for packing in pretty containers for hostess or birthday presents.

Lunch Suggestions:

Spiced nuts make a great snack during the day. Opt for the healthiest nuts – almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, or pistachios are all good choices.