Sweet and Spicy Nuts

By nutritionchick

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Allspice, Ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground

  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground

  • 1-2 Tbsp grated Orange Zest

  • 1 egg white

  • 3 cups mixed nuts, such as almonds, cashews, peanuts and pecans

  • *Serves 18 not 10(each 1 serving =3 Tbsp)

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Mix sugar, cinnamon, allspice, Season-All, pepper and nutmeg in small bowl until well blended. Beat egg white in large bowl until foamy. Add nuts; toss to coat well. Add spice mixture and grated orange zest; toss to coat nuts evenly.

  2. Spread nuts in a single layer on lightly greased baking sheet.

  3. Bake 1 hour, stirring once. Cool slightly and break apart. Cool completely. Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Information (per serving – 3 tablespoons)
Calories: 169
13 g
9 g
0 mg
137 mg
2 g
4 g


5 replies

lkh6951 2010-12-29 21:48:11 -0600 Report

Joanne, the amount of sugar in this recipe is allowable for diabetics. If you eat bread bought at the grocery store you are eating sugar in it, just about the same amount you'd get in a serving of these nuts.

joanne denison
joanne denison 2010-12-29 20:17:42 -0600 Report

just when does sugar belong on the menu of a diabetic?

the idea is great, nuts are low in carbs, but skip the sugar, add half splenda and then stevia.

stevia is 0 on the glycemic index and is believed to lower blood pressure.

anyone see love and other drugs? why are they advertising (diabetic) drugs on this website. what an awful conflict of interest!

PinePienaarInfo 2010-12-29 11:06:06 -0600 Report

This sounds Like my kind of thing. I don't need an excuse to snack but in this case I will make a exception and do it in the name of science.??

chigger77 2010-12-29 10:34:46 -0600 Report

I'm going to try this one for sure. I'm a type 2 diabetic and eat a lot of nuts for protein, and mid afternoon, late night snacks.

CECEE 2009-12-27 13:14:58 -0600 Report

I have two friends with type 2 diabetes.
I made this (tripled the recipe) I tripled the recipe and gave it as a Christmas gift. Everyone enjoyed especially because of the almonds. Next time I make this I am going to add walnuts.