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Sweet and Spicy Nuts

 
One serving costs about $0.13

$0.13 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

32 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian,fodmap friendly antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:5%

Spoonacular Score: 5%

 

Sweet and Spicy Nuts might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. This recipe makes 32 servings with 67 calories, 2g of protein, and 5g of fat each. For 13 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 3 people have made this recipe and would make it again. If you have nuts such as walnuts, brown sugar, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, fodmap friendly, and vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 10%. This score is rather bad. Try Sweet & Spicy Nuts, Sweet and spicy bar nuts, and Sweet & spicy nuts for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground cumin
ground cumin
0.25 cups
0.25 cups light brown sugar
light brown sugar
2 cups
2 cups mixed nuts
mixed nuts
some
some salt
salt
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps water
water
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter
0.5 tsps cayenne pepper
0.5 tsps
cayenne pepper
0.25 tsps ground cinnamon
0.25 tsps
ground cinnamon
0.5 tsps ground cumin
0.5 tsps
ground cumin
0.25 cups light brown sugar
0.25 cups
light brown sugar
2 cups mixed nuts
2 cups
mixed nuts
some salt
some
salt
2 Tbsps water
2 Tbsps
water

Equipment

aluminum foil
aluminum foil
baking sheet
baking sheet
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
baking sheet
baking sheet
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. Mix together cumin, cayenne, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside until later use.
  2. Heat nuts in a dry skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until begin to toast, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Add the butter, sugar, water and spices to the hot skillet and cook, stirring, until a glaze forms, about 1 minute. Return the nuts to the skillet and toss to combine with the glaze. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the nuts are glazed and golden brown.
  3. Remove from the heat and transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, separating with a fork. Let rest until cooled and the sugar has hardened, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.13
Ingredient
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoons ground cumin
¼ cups light brown sugar
2 cups mixed nuts
some salt
Price
$0.24
$0.11
$0.02
$0.07
$0.18
$3.50
$0.02
$4.13

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
66 Calories
1g Protein
5g Total Fat
4g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
66
3%

Fat
5g
8%

  Saturated Fat
1g
7%

Carbohydrates
4g
1%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
1mg
1%

Sodium
201mg
9%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
3%

Manganese
0.18mg
9%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Magnesium
20mg
5%

Phosphorus
39mg
4%

Fiber
0.83g
3%

Zinc
0.35mg
2%

Vitamin B3
0.43mg
2%

Iron
0.37mg
2%

Potassium
57mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
1%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
1%

Folate
4µg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.11mg
1%

Vitamin B2
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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