Sweet and Spicy Nuts!

I am a huge nut fan. Are you?

Rich in magnesium, healthy fats and fiber…a handful of most nuts (peanuts, walnuts, pecans, macadamia, Brazil) are allowed on the low FODMAP diet.

baked nuts This delicious spicy nut recipe came across my desk from my client, Esther! Thanks Esther for sharing this with me.  🙂

To make these spiced pecans you simply mix a collection of  spices, light brown sugar, butter and soy sauce. Drizzle the mixture over the nuts.spiced nuts drizzled

Then bake them up.  Honestly, I expected them to taste good…but they exceeded my expectations! Superb!

spiced nutsI actually followed the recipe for these spicy pecans without even one tweak….You can find the Spicy Pecan recipe here! Just be sure to use chili powder that is free of onion and garlic. I like McCormick’s Chipotle chili powder which gives a hint of smoky flavor.

Oh…and while we are on the subject of nuts! I am also quite addicted to the Union Square Cafe Nut recipe found on the Food Network site here.  These nuts include brown sugar, butter, fresh chopped rosemary and cayenne pepper which is mixed and simply drizzled over warm toasted nuts.  I use a mixture of peanuts, walnuts, pecans and hulled pumpkin seeds. Ridiculously amazing.

The hardest part is keeping the portion reasonable. FODMAPers: limit to one handful per sitting!! Note: Brazil nuts just got the Monash ‘green light’! Check out the Brazil nut info and Monash’s new blog!  And note: small amounts of almonds (10) and hazelnuts (10) are ‘green lighted’ too!

I love both of these recipes for holiday gatherings….and I hope you do too! 🙂