Have you ever passed a hot nut vendor? The aroma fills the air with nutty sweet goodness that makes you crave a bag. Making this snack at home is simple. But watch yourself—many roasted nut recipes include a large amount of butter. This recipe is much lighter, with no added fat.
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- 5 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup raw almonds
Preheat oven to 250° F. Whisk egg white and water in one bowl until egg white is light and fluffy. In another bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon. Pour almonds into egg white mixture and mix to coat. Then, carefully remove the nuts with a slotted spoon and allow extra liquid to drip off. Place nuts in the bowl with sugars and mix. Spread the nuts out on a foil-covered baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, flipping nuts about halfway. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Analysis: 260 calories, 18 g fat, 0 mg chol, 15 mg sodium, 24 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 15 g sugar, 6 g protein
Laura Hahn Carroll, author of the cookbook Around the Word One Gluten-Free Meal at a Time, is a regular contributor to Gluten-Free Living. She also blogs about gluten-free food at GuiltFreeFoodieCutie.com.
Photo by Angela Sackett.