These perfectly crunchy mixed nuts are coated with a cinnamon-sugar mixture and baked in the oven. A quick and easy recipe to make for gift-giving during the holidays.
Just a warning....these nuts are somewhat addictive! They're sweet, spicy and crunchy. This is an easy recipe that takes very little time to prepare and will have your kitchen smelling like holiday spice!
A great gift idea or bake sale item
I used to sell these nuts at a market and they were always a best-seller, especially during the Christmas season. There are so many cute packaging options now that you can buy in craft scores so that you can easily craft this into a lovely hostess gift or stocking stuffer.
This recipe makes a small batch of two cups. If you want to make a larger batch, there is a scaling option on the recipe card, to the right of 'Ingredients' at the bottom of this post.
How to make Cinnamon Spiced Mixed Nuts
Start by gathering up your ingredients. I like to use mixed nuts, although you can easily use just one type of nuts such as pecans, walnuts or almonds.
This recipe uses one beaten egg white. The photo above shows how much you should beat the egg white. It needs to be nice and frothy when you mix it into the nuts.
The granulated sugar, salt and cinnamon and nutmeg is mixed together, then added to the nut/egg mixture; then stirred until it's well-combined.
The coating does make a bit of a mess of your cooking sheet, but it cleans up easily. I've used parchment paper in the past but it isn't necessary and it can be expensive to buy.
Once the nuts are in the oven, give them a good stir every five or six minutes. When you remove them from the oven, keep stirring them as they cool on the cookie sheet, for about five minutes, then transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl to cool.
I found these jars at Michaels for $1.50 each, along with the ribbon. Print up the recipe card and tuck it in with the gift. The gift recipient will thank you for it 🙂