Sweet and Spicy Nuts

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These little nuts pack in a whole lot of bold, mouthwatering flavor.

Sweet and spicy might sound like opposing flavors; but in this recipe, they unify as a tasty match-made in heaven. Coated with savory sweetness from maple syrup along with fiery zest from the cayenne pepper and chili powder, these little nuts pack in a whole lot of bold, mouthwatering flavor.

This recipe is a breeze to make, and the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth or craving for something indulgent. Not to mention, these fragrant nuts come with a list of nutritional properties to offer. Not only are they loaded with protein helping you feel full, their low-glycemic profile helps stabilize your blood sugar levels and offer slow-burning energy. The mix makes the perfect appetizer to hold guests over until dinner, while spicing up any party or festive gathering. Your guests will go nuts over them!

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Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Bursting with flavor, these nuts are the perfect snack food for anyone looking for a little sweet and spicy treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 0.25 cup
Course Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup pecan halves raw
  • 1 cup almonds raw
  • 1 cup hazelnuts or macadamia nuts, raw
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil optional coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray.
  • Mix olive oil, maple syrup, salt, cayenne pepper, salt, and chili powder in a bowl until combined, and then toss in the nuts to coat evenly.
  • Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so to move nuts around.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Quick and Easy

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