Roasted Cinnamon Spiced Mixed Nuts

These perfectly spiced, sweet, crunchy Roasted Cinnamon Spiced Mixed Nuts are coated with a cinnamon-sugar mixture and baked in the oven. A quick and easy recipe to make for gift-giving or homemade stocking stuffers for the holidays.

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Best mixed nuts

I grew up loving to eat Planters mixed nuts especially during the holiday season when company would come over. We would get so excited as we knew my parents were going to put out a new can of salted mixed nuts.

When I got older I started making candied mixed nuts and cinnamon nuts to share with my family at Christmas time. The almond and cashew mixed nuts were shared with friends and people started to ask me to make them for them.

I started to get more demands for my recipes, so I started a gourmet food company to sell at local markets. This sweet spiced nuts recipe got to be so popular I would be making these roasted cinnamon nuts all night long, just to try to keep up with the demand for them.

Holiday nuts!

Spiced holiday nuts are a great food gift idea

So these nuts were always a best-seller for me, especially during the Christmas season, they would buy them for gifts. There are so many cute packaging options now that you can buy in craft scores or on Amazon, so that you can easily craft this into a lovely hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

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.

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.

This easy holiday spicy nuts, takes very little time to prepare and will have your kitchen smelling like holiday spices. This recipe for spiced nuts is one of those holiday snacks that you cannot stop eating!

Perfect snack to have on hand for holiday guests, or for a quick on-the-go snack to enjoy during fun holiday activities with family and friends.

Try my holiday classic cinnamon spiced cookies or Christmas Chex mix with my homemade peppermint hot chocolate or white hot chocolate as well this holiday season!

Why you’ll love this recipes for spiced nuts

  • Easy sweet spiced mixed nuts
  • Cheap seasoned mixed nuts recipe
  • Perfect for holiday gift giving or stocking stuffers for nut lovers
  • Scaling recipe option for larger batches of spicy mixed nuts

Ingredients for winter spiced nuts

  • Mixed nuts
  • Egg – egg white,
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • Salt

I used a salted nice mixed nuts with a mixture peanuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and pecans to make our cinnamon sugar nuts, spiced nuts recipe.

You can use your favorite mixed nuts to make this cinnamon spiced holiday mix.

Substitutions for gourmet mixed nuts

If you have certain nuts that you do not enjoy you can simply not use them in the recipe or buy a mixed nuts bag that does not have them.

I sometimes like to make pistachios mixed nuts by just adding in some pistachios to the nut mix.

You can use unsalted mixed nuts or lightly salted mixed nuts in this mixed nut recipe and just add a bit more salt.

How to make Cinnamon Spiced Mixed Nuts

Ingredients for cinnamon spiced mixed nuts recipe in three white bowl sitting on a wooden board.

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.

Ingredients for Cinnamon Spiced Mixed Nuts are mixed in a silver mixing bowl ready to be poured onto the baking sheet. A wooden spoon is sitting in the nut mixture.

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.

Variations for spiced Cashew nuts

Adding in candied cherries, raisins, and holiday M&M’s are all great ideas for holiday spiced nuts.

Other great recipes for spiced nuts:

Top tips for making the best spiced candied mixed nuts

  • Allow the cinnamon nuts to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before breaking them apart
  • I have tested using parchment paper for easier cleanup

What nuts are in mixed nuts?

The names of mixed nuts

There are so many different salted mixed nuts out there now to buy for a mixed nuts recipe.

The most common nuts in a bag of mixed nuts are peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts and walnuts or pecans. Or, you can pay more for premium mixed nuts with no peanuts and more cashews.

For example a fancy mixed nuts or extra fancy mixed nuts made by the Kirkland brand you can get at Costco, will have a mix of cashews, almonds, pecans, Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts.

A Planters premium deluxe mixed nuts you can buy from Walmart, will have a mix of cashews, almonds, pecans, Brazil nuts and pistachios.

Serving size mixed nuts

The serving size for mixed nuts is usually a 1/4 cup per person.

Calories mixed nuts

This sweet mixed nut recipe has 246 calories for a 1/4 cup serving.

Storage and freezing instructions for cinnamon spiced pecans

Store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Freeze using a freezer-safe container or freezing zippered bag for 2 to 3 months.

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Roasted Cinnamon Spiced Mixed Nuts

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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 over the holidays.


2 cups mixed nuts

1 egg white, beaten

7 tbsp. granulated sugar

1 tbsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. salt


1. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg white until smooth and foamy. (about 45 seconds). 

2. Add nuts and mix well to coat.

3. In a small mixing bowl, combine  granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

4. Stir into nut mixture and combine thoroughly. 

5. Spread nut mixture onto a baking sheet.

6. Bake in 325F oven for 20 minutes, stirring every ten minutes.

7. Remove from oven and continue to stir occasionally (keep them on the baking sheet) for about 5 minutes.

8. Transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl and cool completely.

8. Serve once nuts have cooled completely. 

Store in airtight container for up to 1 month. May be frozen for up to three months.


An individual type of nut can be used in this recipe instead of mixed nuts. Pecans, walnuts and almonds would all be good choices.

Store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Freeze using a freezer-safe container or freezing zippered bag for 2 to 3 months.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers and Snacks
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 246
  • Sugar: 12.7 g
  • Sodium: 81.1 mg
  • Fat: 17.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


  1. Made these to add to gifts this year and had to make a second batch as they were gone pretty fast. Delicious holiday for any nut lovers!!

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