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Spicy Sesame-Nut Mix

Leigh Beisch
Yield Makes about 6 cups; 8 servings
Flavored with a heady blend of cayenne, sage, and cinnamon, this snack sets the stage for the offerings to come. Prep and Cook Time: 35 minutes. Notes: Make nuts up to 1 week ahead; store airtight at room temperature.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups party (salted) peanuts
  • 1 3/4 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup pine nuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 463
  • caloriesfromfat 80 %
  • protein 15 g
  • fat 41 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • fiber 5.2 g
  • sodium 289 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°. In a bowl, whisk egg white until frothy; whisk in honey, sesame seeds, sage, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Add nuts and stir. Divide mixture between two large nonstick or parchment-lined baking pans and spread into an even layer.

  2. Bake, stirring often with a wide spatula, until nuts are golden and fragrant, 20 to 25 minutes. To prevent sticking, turn mixture often with spatula as it cools. Serve warm or cool.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.