Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Mixed Nuts

This weekend I’ll be attending a holiday dinner with lots of extended family. Rather than spending a fortune on impersonal gifts or fearing leaving someone out I made a trip to the Bulk Barn and decided to do some baking so that everyone has something to take home with them.

These cinnamon sugar mixed nuts are a sweet treat that was easy to make (and left my house smelling amazing, which was a little bonus).

What you need:

  • 6 cups mixed nuts, unsalted
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

What to do:

  1. Place mixed nuts in a large bowl (I used 4 cups of a mix of cashews, pecans, almonds + 1 extra cup of almonds and 1 extra cup of pecans)
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Separate the egg whites from the yolks and whip them until frothy.
  4. Pour egg whites over nuts and toss until fully coated.
  5. Sprinkle sugar mixture over the nuts and mix. I poured half the sugar mixture first, stirred, and then added the rest to ensure everything was evenly combined.
  6. Pour nuts on a baking tray lined with tinfoil.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Give them a few minutes to cool once out of the oven, but be sure to separate them from the foil before they harden so they don’t stick to the pan!

With the amount I made, I was able to fill 7  x 330mL glass jars. Like I mentioned, they make great handmade gifts to give to family and friends, or to keep on hand for unexpected guests during the holidays.

Cinnamon Sugared Mixed Nuts


Xo Jen