Healthy Party Nuts

The following recipe appeared in the Jan 2014 issue of Bon Appétit magazine, and  I’ve been making it since.
I thought I would share it with you now because this is a great alternative to the too salty or too sweet, sometimes greasy, nuts we tend to find everywhere this time of the year.
This recipe is an easy-to-make mixture of seeds and nuts that you could indulge in throughout the year and not feel guilty about eating.

We hope you have a lovely and peaceful holiday with friends and family, whatever you are celebrating.


Healthy Party Nuts


Spiced Pumpkin Seed And Cashew Crunch




  • Nonstick olive oil spray
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon light agave syrup (nectar)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup raw cashews, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 300°.  Coat a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl mix  egg white, agave, garam masala, salt, and cayenne.  Pour mixture over the nuts and seeds, toss to coat.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer mixture to baking sheet, make sure to leave the excess egg drip back into bowl.  Bake 20–25 minutes, carefully shake the tray a few times between cooking.  Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet.
You can make this 5 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.


Adapted from Sara Dickerman’s recipe

Makes about 1 cup

Healthy Party Nuts