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Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

Gingerbread Spiced Nuts are the perfect holiday snack. Serve them all for your parties and gatherings all season long!

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This Gingerbread Spiced Nuts recipeย is sponsored by Fisher Nuts.

‘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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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!

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Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

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

Directions:

  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!

Gingerbread Spiced Nuts are the perfect holiday snack. Serve them all for your parties and gatherings all season long!

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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37 comments on “Gingerbread Spiced Nuts”

  1. 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.

  2. Aggie, these sound delish. Will make them pronto.

  3. 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

    • Thanks Erica, I love them both too ๐Ÿ™‚ yes! its all good, right? Hope you try the nuts, Ive made them 3 times, the kids love them.

    • Thanks Erica, I love them both too ๐Ÿ™‚ yes! its all good, right? Hope you try the nuts, Ive made them 3 times, the kids love them.

  4. Great flavor for these nuts and I love that you used coconut oil! Happy Holidays Aggie ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy holidays to you too!

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

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

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

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

  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. 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!

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

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  21. 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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  24. Very unusual

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  26. I can’t wait to make these this week! How long do they keep? Do they need to be refrigerated? I’m thinking these would be good to make ahead, but I don’t want to make them too far ahead if they won’t keep. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!

    • I have always just stored them in tupperware on the counter. Honestly, I’ve made them quite a few times and they’ve never lasted more than a couple of days (because we ate them all!), but I would think they should be fine for at least 3-5 days if stored in an air tight container. Enjoy them and the holiday and thanks!

  27. mine were very liquidy and the spices did not stick to the nuts! any advice? ย