a bowl of spiced cashews
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5 from 1 vote

Sweet and Spicy Holiday Nuts

A perfect festive snack that will make your home smell amazing while they bake! Use your prefered nuts and adjust the cayenne to add more kick if you like!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday sanck, make ahead breakfast, roasted nuts, sweet and spicy
Category: snacks
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 212kcal


  • baking sheet
  • large mixing bowl
  • whisk


  • 3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 whole egg white from a small-medium size egg, if using larger egg use about 3/4 of the white and discard the rest.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a large baking sheet wtih parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl add spices, salt and sugar. Mix until well combined.
  • In a small bowl whisk egg white and 1 table spoon water until frothy
  • Add 3 cups of nuts to a larger bowl. The bowl should have enough toss the nuts without spilling over.
  • Add the frothy eggwhite mixture to the nuts and toss until all the nuts are well covered.
  • Next add the sugar and spices mix to the larger bowl of nuts and toss until well covered.
  • Once all nuts are well covered pour the mixture and spread out evenly on the baking sheet. Making sure that all nuts in one layer and not clumped together.
  • Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Then remove and stir the nuts with a spatula. Break up any clumps and stiring to move any that have started to stick.
  • Place the baking sheet back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and stir again. Then let cool and enjoy!


Serving: 0.25cups | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg
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