RECIPE: Maple Spiced Nuts

These roasted sweet (thanks to maple syrup) and spicy (cayenne pepper) mixed nuts are the perfect snack.


1 1/2 cup pecans
1 cup almonds
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


1) Preheat oven to 300ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2) In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing well. Spread nuts in single layer on prepared baking sheet and bake until golden, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Yield: 3 cups


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