Gifts from the Kitchen: Maple-Chipotle Spiced Nuts


Since I’m teaching a cooking class next week -“Gifts from the Kitchen”, I thought I would share with you my recipe for Maple-Chipotle Spiced Nuts. There’s no oil or butter in this recipe. Just egg whites, some of my favorite seasonings and nuts. I love Priesters Pecans, especially this time of year. This makes a great Christmas gift but is wonderful anytime. For more information on my class, see Birmingham Bake and Cook. I am also taping a “Gifts from the Kitchen” television segment Tuesday for NBC 13 Daytime Alabama and will let you know when it’s going to air.

Maple-Chipotle Spiced Nuts

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Prep Times:

10 minutes


8 to 10 servings


2 (6-ounce) packages pecan halves
1 (6-ounce) can whole natural almonds
11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chipotle seasoning
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 egg whites
Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 325F.

2. Combine pecans, almonds and next 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir in maple syrup and egg whites, stirring well. Spread evenly onto a foil-lined baking sheet coated well with cooking spray. Bake at 325F for 10 minutes. Stir mixture and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp. Cool and break into pieces, if needed

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