Sweet Salty Spicy Nuts Recipe

Recipe Category: Meal-Prep

Sweet Salty Spicy Nuts Recipe


Makes 7 :Servings

Prep: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Serving size about 1/3 cup

Calories 249 Protein 4 g Carbohydrates 16 g Fat 20 g Fiber 2 g Sugar 8 g Sodium 336 mg

For the spice mix

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less, depending on the preferred level of heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 cup whole raw cashews
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or melted raw honey or maple syrup
  • garnish: coarse sea salt, 1 tablespoon coconut sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, cayenne, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper
  4. To a large bowl, add the nuts, then pour in the olive oil and agave nectar
  5. Fold the nuts together in a bowl, ensuring that they are completely coated
  6. Sprinkle in the spice mix and fold the nuts into the seasonings using a spatula
  7. Place the nuts on a baking sheet
  8. Spread them out to allow them room to breathe
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes
  10. Once they are finished, immediately garnish them with coarse sea salt and/or coconut sugar so that as they cool, the garnish will stick to them
  11. Allow them to slightly cool, then enjoy!
  12. Repeat
  13. These will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a few months
  14. For maximum freshness, store them in an airtight container or resealable bag in the fridge
  15. Just be sure to allow them to cool to room temperature before placing them in any airtight container
  16. Place smoothie ingredients in separate resealable plastic bags per serving, and store them in the freezer
  17. When you’re ready to enjoy a smoothie, just empty the contents of a bag into a blender, add liquid, and blend
  18. Blend Well

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