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IN GOOD TASTE: Sweet and savory roasted seeds and nuts
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By Dianne Bunis

The holiday season is in full swing, give a gift in the true spirit of giving from the heart. Treat friends and family to a homemade food gift that is a healthy snack, perfect to munch on or add to salads.

It takes little time to create this special gift that is healthy, gluten-free and surely will be appreciated. I recommend doubling the recipe!

Present your gift in glass jars or cellophane bags with festive ribbons and tags.

Wishing you a healthy holiday season,

Dianne

INGREDIENTS

Makes 4 1/2 cups

2 cups unsalted walnuts quarters, halves

1 1/2 cup unsalted raw almonds

1/2 cup unsalted raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1/2 cup unsalted raw sunflower seeds

1 egg white

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Coconut oil cooking spray

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly coat with cooking spray.

Beat egg white in a medium bowl until slightly frothy; add nuts and seeds. Add black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika and sugar; toss to coat.

Transfer seed and nut mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread in a single layer; sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 minutes; stirring once or twice, until well toasted (careful not to burn); remove and cool completely.

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place and the nuts will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks.

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