December 12, 2013

Holiday Baking with McCormick: Spiced Nuts Recipe

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of McCormick. I received compensation in exchange for this post. As always all opinions expressed are solely my own.

McCormick Spiced Nuts
McCormick Spiced Nuts

As most of you know I cook and bake almost everyday. Since I eat gluten free I often have to modify baked recipes to fit my needs. Over the past year of eating gluten free I have learned a number of things. The biggest of which is that I prefer snacks like nuts or other high protein snacks more than I did when I could eat baked goods with gluten. I absolutely love trying new snack recipes with nuts. They are an easy snack to grab and go and keep my energy levels up and my sugars from crashing. Nuts are also a great party food. I often make 2 or 3 different type of nuts as appetizer during the holidays. They are delicious and easy to put in bowls without needing forks, toothpicks etc.

I know that most of us are trying desperately to finish the last bits of our holiday planning. One of the biggest challenges can be what to serve. While I love using traditional recipes I also love trying out a few new ones. Need a little inspiration in the recipe department? Look no further, here is a great recipe using McCormick brand spices that is easy to put together and I'm sure will please your guests. Best of all the ingredients are easy to find at most grocery stores and I was able to buy everything for less than 10 dollars. Who doesn't like saving money during the holidays? Without further ado here is the McCormick recipe for Spiced Nuts using three of their spices:
McCormick Products Needed For Spiced Nuts Recipe
McCormick Products Needed For Recipe

Spiced Nuts
Printed with Permission
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Makes 18 servings

1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons McCormick ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon McCormick ground Allspice
1/2 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1 egg white
3 cups mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans etc.)

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix sugar, cinnamon, allspice and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl beat eggwhite until foamy. Add nuts to egg white, mix well. Add spice mix and coat nuts evenly.

2. Spread nuts in an even layer on a greased baking sheet.

3. Bake one hour, stirring once. Cool slightly and break apart. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

A great recipe to add to your recipe collection this holiday season!

For the recipe for the McCormick spiced nuts go to Spiced Nuts. You can also find other great recipes to try in your home kitchen during the holidays and year round. 
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