Maple and Cinnamon Spiced Nuts

Recently I made a batch of Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts and served them at a birthday dinner for my husband.  Pecans, cashews and almonds are coated in a small amount of maple syrup and beaten egg white, then tossed with sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon and a touch of cayenne pepper, and  baked until done (and delicious!). Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
They were really quite good; we enjoyed them alongside other snacks/appetizers before dinner!  They are really easy to make – here’s how:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Whisk granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, cardamom, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl until spices are well blended. Set aside.

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

In a separate large bowl, beat or whisk the egg white with the maple syrup until the liquid is bubbly and frothy.

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Add pecans, cashews and almonds to the egg white mixture. Stir well, to fully coat the nuts with the egg white/maple syrup mixture.

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Once the nuts are coated, add the spice mixture, and stir well, to fully coat the nuts with the spices.  Line a large (13×9) rimmed baking sheet with a layer of parchment paper.

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Pour the coated nut mixture out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spread them out so they are in a single layer, separating them from each other as much as possible.  Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes (then re-spread them out), so the nuts and sugar won’t burn.

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

When they are done baking in 25-30 minutes (mine took 25), they will be dark brown, and almost all of the liquid will have dried onto the nuts.  Spread the nuts out on a clean piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil to let them continue drying (and are not sticky).

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Store the nuts in an airtight container.  You can serve them as a wonderful tasting snack OR they would be a great gift idea for a friend any time of the year, when packaged in a cute mason jar or decorative container!

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These Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts are delicious! Not too sweet, not too spicy… just right!  Sure hope you will give this recipe a try. I really appreciated how easy they were to make!

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Recipe Adapted From: http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/maple-cinnamon-spiced-nuts/

Maple and Cinnamon Spiced Nuts
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups pecans
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom (optional- I left it out)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, cardamom, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl until spices are well blended. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat or whisk egg white with maple syrup until the liquid is bubbly and frothy.
  4. Add pecans, cashews and almonds to egg white mixture. Stir well, to fully coat the nuts with egg white/maple syrup mixture.
  5. Once the nuts are coated, add the spice mixture, and stir well, to fully coat the nuts with the spices. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a layer of parchment paper.
  6. Pour the coated nut mixture out onto a parchment paper-lined large baking sheet. Spread them out so that they are in a single layer, and separate them from each other as much as possible. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes (then re-spread them out), so the nuts and sugar won't burn. When they are done in 25-30 minutes, they will be dark brown, and almost all of the liquid will have dried onto the nuts. Remove from oven, and spread the nuts out on a clean piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil to let them continue drying (and are not sticky). Store the nuts at room temperature in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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