Spiced Nuts

Nuts are a great snack (not a meal- don’t eat the entire lot in one go!) and are easy to pack in a ziplock bag in your bag, car or desk drawer in case of an emergency…. By emergency I mean the 3 o’clock munchies where you’re searching for the nearest chocolate bar or bag of chips or are on the verge of a “hangry” meltdown- a term invented by Trav to describe the hunger x anger that occurs when I need food ASAP. Nuts are rich in energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.

4 cups raw nuts- any you like, I used mixed
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbs honey (optional)
1 tbs smokey paprika
1 tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
2 egg whites

Preheat your oven to about 140 C and line a tray with baking paper. In a big mixing bowl gently whisk egg whites and spices together. Add nuts and stir them around so they are coated in the mix. Pour onto the tray and pop into the oven for about 20-25mins. Check them halfway and give them a bit of a shake about, keep an eye on them because they have a tendency to go from nicely toasted to completely charred in a few unwatched minutes. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container. I keep mine in the fridge to keep them nice and crunchy.

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