Sunday, November 28, 2010

I just needed a little something

I wasn't really that hungry today for some reason. Maybe the consumption of high fat, high sugar, high everything the last couple days has sent me feeling all sorts of bloated and tired.
I'm done with it all! For a little while anyway.

I needed a snack and realized I still had some spiced nuts I made for Thanksgiving. For myself, these were perfect in every way. Not to sweet, not to salty, not to spicy. The perfect Holiday nuts to set out for your guests.

Spiced nuts

The process

Two cups mixed nuts

Go ahead, pour in the maple syrup

Sprinkle with spices

Spread on sheet and roast

These crunchy little snacks are delightful, and with that hint of rosemary it sets them apart from the typical spiced nut.

Spiced nuts(inspired by Ellie Krieger)


2 cups quality salted mixed nuts(I use the Costco brand mixed nuts)
2 generous Tb pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper(or more for your liking)
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp chili powder
Cooking spray

Heat oven to 325

In a medium size bowl add nuts, maple syrup, and spices; stir to coat. Spread out on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; roast for 15-18 minutes turning once. Remove from oven and transfer to a nice size piece of parchment paper; let cool.



  1. These were so yummy! I am going to do some for myself ----- all by meself!

    Love, Mom

  2. Oh I still have some left:) But no pie:(

  3. Oh man, you are singing my tune. Well, minus the honey for me, but spiced nuts are just my thing and these look fantastic!