It’s getting colder and fall will soon turn into winter (which is not necessarily a bad thing). Yet for a lot of areas around the country, local fruit and veggie season is coming to a close. Smart snacking might be getting a little bit harder, but I have a scrumptious solution that is perfect for the fall season and it's called Spice Up My Life Nuts.

At my old culinary school, we had to do an autumn-inspired lunch while keeping the price down. My chef showed my partner and I this seasonal, spiced nut recipe that we used as a salad topping, a crust on our chicken, and served them on the side with our pumpkin pie. These nuts are always a huge success and so versatile.

Not only will Spice Up My Life Nuts fulfill your cravings, but it is also a healthier alternative to lots of other snacks. There are no preservatives, but it includes healthy spices such as cinnamon. Nuts also supply your body with energy and are a healthy fat.

Whenever I make Spice Up My Life Nuts, I usually have to do a double batch because they disappear within minutes after they cool. So give my Spice Up My Life Nuts a try and see if you and your family like them. I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Spice Up My Life Nuts

  • Prep Time:8 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:38 mins
  • Servings:3
  • Medium


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablesponn water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
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  • Step 1

    Gather all the ingredients and preheat oven to 250 Fahrenheit.

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  • Step 2

    Whisk the egg white and water together until foamy; stir in the nuts and be sure to coat evenly. Drain off the excess liquid.

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  • Step 3

    Put the nuts in a seal-able bag. Add all of the spices over the nuts. Close the bag and shake well.

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  • Step 4

    Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and dump the nuts out on the tray, making sure that the nuts are not too close together. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove, stir, and lower the heat to 225 Fahrenheit and bake another 10-15 minutes.

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  • Step 5

    Remove the nuts from the oven and allow them to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container. Or simply eat them all immediately.

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