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Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

by Aggies Kitchen on December 12, 2013

This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts.
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‘Tis the season…for so much, right? The holidays for my family feel very low key this year, and I have to admit, I kind of like it. Between a new baby and transitioning into a new house, there just isn’t much extra time (or let’s be honest, energy) for stuff that really isn’t all that important as it has been in the past. For example, our tree, our stockings, and a few decorations are up, but I am wondering what’s in the 3 other large plastic bins sitting in the garage marked Christmas and if I really need all that “stuff”. I’m not missing anything so I guess I don’t need it right? Maybe next year it’ll come back out…but for now, I’m truly enjoying Simple. I’m also a little (a lot) behind on Christmas shopping (hello Amazon Prime), Christmas cards and pretty much everything else relating to the holiday..although I’m proud that I did get manage to get about 1/3 of my Christmas lights out in the yard. ;)

Like I said, the theme for this year’s holiday for me is truly…Simple. And it’s ok.

Speaking of simple, this spiced holiday nut recipe is pretty simple – just the way I like it! Although I mentioned our holidays are more low key this year, we are still spending time with family and friends and of course when people get together there is usually food involved. Spiced nuts are always a welcomed treat at any get together and they can’t be easier to make – take it from a slightly sleep deprived mom who is not spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. These nuts take less than 20 minutes to put together and that includes oven time. You can package them up in a pretty holiday tin to take with you to a holiday party, or set them out for guests that are stopping by. Of course you can just treat your kids to some as an after school snack, I’m sure they won’t mind. :)

Gingerbread Spiced Nuts | www.aggieskitchen.com

I was inspired by the flavors of the season when I made these nuts using Fisher’s Nuts. I used a blend of Walnut and Pecan Halves but any combination of nuts will work. These bake up in just 10 – 12 minutes, you know they are done when you start to smell something delicious in the air!

Happy Snacking!

Gingerbread Spiced Nuts | www.aggieskitchen.com

Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

A bowl of spiced nuts makes a perfect snack during the holidays - whether you are entertaining or are being entertained. These nuts come together quickly and easily - perfect for this busy time of year!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Fisher Nuts (I used 1 1/2 cups Walnut Halves and 1 1/2 cups Pecan Halves)
  • 1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • big pinch coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add nuts to a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine spices, sugar and coconut oil. Add to nuts and toss well until nuts are completely coated.
  4. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until fragrant. Let cool before serving.
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Fisher Nuts is partnering with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli for the second year in a row to share fresh twists on traditional recipes. You may recognize Chef Guarnaschelli as a regular judge on the shows Chopped and The Next Iron Chef. She’s known for transforming every day food into savory and simple dishes like her Twice Baked Potatoes with Pecans and Spinach with Almonds and Red Pepper Flakes – both would make a fantastic addition to any holiday menu!

 

Disclosure: I am honored to be sharing this recipe with you on behalf of Fisher Nuts as a product ambassador. I received compensation for creating this recipe but as always all opinions expressed are my own!

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Erin | The Law Student's Wife December 12, 2013 at 8:36 am

I love love LOVE nuts and think they magically make any dish even better. So a dish that’s all about the nuts like the one? I am sold! Love that it is simple too. I hate how stressful the holidays can be and this is a great reminder to focus on what matters.

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Aggies Kitchen December 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I totally share your love for nuts…these are even a great little add in to a salad!

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Lois December 12, 2013 at 10:16 am

Aggie, these sound delish. Will make them pronto.

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Aggies Kitchen December 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Thank you LoLo!

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Erica December 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm

First off, you have the BEST sponsors. I love both Bush’s and Fisher. I am totally with you on the decorating. We’re at a minimum this year and its just fine :). These look very yum. Might need to make these for our Christmas

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Aggies Kitchen December 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Thanks Erica, I love them both too :) yes! its all good, right? Hope you try the nuts, Ive made them 3 times, the kids love them.

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Aggies Kitchen December 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Thanks Erica, I love them both too :) yes! its all good, right? Hope you try the nuts, Ive made them 3 times, the kids love them.

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Alyssa (Everyday Maven) December 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Great flavor for these nuts and I love that you used coconut oil! Happy Holidays Aggie :)

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Aggies Kitchen December 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

I love using coconut oil in so much lately! I got a HUGE container from Costco so there’s definitely a reason to try it on everything :) Happy holidays to you too!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl December 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I love that these aren’t coated in 40 cups of sugar and oil. I could eat these all night!!

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Aggies Kitchen December 13, 2013 at 9:32 am

Seriously — on both!

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Karen Petersen December 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm

These look so yummy! I will definitely have to try over the Christmas bread!
Karen

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Aggie, what an awesome idea. I bet they taste amazing!!

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Aggies Kitchen December 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

Thanks Sommer – they are definitely addictive!

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes December 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

Such a great way to dress up nuts for the holidays.

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Cookin Canuck December 13, 2013 at 10:45 am

Okay, I don’t have the excuse of a new baby or a new house, but somehow I am still behind on my Christmas preparations. This time of year definitely calls for fast, easy recipes and these nuts sound perfect for that!

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patsyk December 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I love when holidays become “simple” – it takes the pressure off and you can just enjoy it so much more!

Love these spiced nuts! Would be perfect packaged up as part of a holiday treat basket!

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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen December 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Great recipe, Aggie! I love the sound of these.

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Kim Beaulieu December 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I absolutely love spiced nuts so the idea of gingerbread spiced nuts is super appealing. Perfect for the holidays.

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Aimee @ Simple Bites December 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I’m skipping holiday cards this year, but I am not going without a bowl of these nuts!

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

I’m a big spiced snack fan so this would be delicious!

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TidyMom December 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

oh these sound amazing Aggie!! I wish I had a bowl infront of me right now!!

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Aggies Kitchen December 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Thanks so much Cheryl – happy new year friend!

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jane December 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

these look beautiful and delicious – and my husband would eat the whole batch on his own!

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katie December 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I feel ya–I’m right their with you. My current theme this season is “simple”. I’ve picked through a few of the items I wanted to use to decorate and the rest is just sitting in the garage! These nuts sound wonderful. I’m all for simple and tasty recipes these days!

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Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer December 19, 2013 at 8:10 am

I love spiced nuts. They’re so easy to make and make great gifts, too! Love you, girl!

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ALison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

LOVE THIS

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Ice December 29, 2013 at 12:41 am

Wow! I would definitely enjoy making this recipe. I go gaga over nuts and walnuts do not only taste great but an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Thanks for posting!

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