Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Spiced Nuts & Seeds

Roasted nuts & seeds

If you need a last minute Christmas gift idea, and fancy making something which is quick but has that hand-made touch, then this recipe for spiced nuts and seeds might be just what you're looking for. It's very, very simple - all you have to do is stir the ingredients together, then keep an eye on them in the oven to make sure nothing burns.

The resulting nuts are very slightly sweet, but mostly spicy. To present them, I used two (well-rinsed) glass coffee jars, the size that comes with 100g of instant coffee. But a large jam jar would work just as well.

Of course, they'd also make a delicious snack for your next Christmas party.

These should be fine for at least a week. Unfortunately, we didn't hang on to any for long enough to see how well they last over a longer period!

Spiced Nuts & Seeds

350g (14oz) whole nuts
150g (6oz) seeds
1 egg white
25g (1oz) icing sugar
¼tsp salt
½tsp paprika
½tsp garam masala
¼tsp mixed spice
  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C.
  2. Weigh out the nuts and seeds, and (optionally) chop any large nuts into bite-size pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg white until stiff.
  4. Stir in the sugar, salt, and spices.
  5. Add the nuts and seeds to the egg mixture, and stir until well coated.
  6. Spread out on a non-stick baking tray, and bake for one hour, stirring every twenty minutes to turn the nuts.
  7. Allow to cool before packaging in an airtight jar.


Rachel said...

They sound very "moreish" - I'm not surprised you've never kept them long enough to know how long they last!

Becky Jerdee said...

Gonna try this right now! thanks for the great gift idea :)

Angie Schneider said...

We love snacks made with nuts and seeds! Those look divine!

Virtually Vegan Mama said...

this is a great idea...I'm going to try this!


Karen Main said...

Yum Yum and a great gift idea.
Happy Sharefest

Nicola said...

Yum! Totally trying these...

Diane Roark said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Saturday Dishes Snacks and sharing these delicious looking spiced nuts & seeds.
I pinned it.
Diane Roark

Jamie H said...

What a great gift idea! With all the "stuff" we've got these days, I prefer gifts that can be consumed!
Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! Pinning, and hoping to see you back this weekend!

Nicole @ OrWhateverYouDo said...

Wow! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing with the Happy Holidays Link Party!

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