Sunday, June 16, 2013

SRC: Moroccan-Spiced Nuts {Orphan Rescue}

I'm on Orphan-detail again today for the Secret Recipe Club and I am very excited about having been introduced to Jen at Jen's Journey. Not only does she have gobs of recipes, she writes about motherhood, homeschooling, marriage, and her life in general.

Looking through her recipes, I was reminded how much I love spiced nuts...and how easy they are to make. I happened to have many cups of almonds from a friend's orchard, so that made my decision an easy one.

These were adapted from the Jen's Spiced Nuts recipe. I went a little wild with the spices, making more of a Moroccan-inspired version. And, since I had a ton of nuts, I tripled her recipe.

3 egg whites
6 C nuts
1 C organic sugar
2 T Moroccan spice blend*
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Beat egg whites until soft and foamy. Combine all remaining ingredients except the nuts; whisk into egg white. Stir in nuts until well coated; spread mixture in single layer onto an baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven. Using a metal spatula, toss, stir, and separate nuts. Reduce oven to 250 degrees and return nuts to bake until medium brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven; toss, and stir again.

Place a wire cookie tray inside another baking pan and transfer your nuts to that wire tray to cool off. Break into single nuts once they have cooled all the way.

Jen suggests putting them on top of your favorite salad. Me, I just eat them as a snack by the handful. Enjoy!

*Moroccan Spice Blend (makes 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Oooh, I love spiced nuts! That Morrocan spice blend sounds incredible!

  2. What a great recipe and looks super tasty. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  3. Of course we never want orphans in SRC, but the perk is we get to "met" some new bloggers from other groups. I love love spiced nuts but haven't made them for awhile - can't wait to try your spice combo here :) Thanks for being a orphan rescuer this month!

  4. I love spiced nuts but haven't made them since around Christmas. That's a stupid habit! Thanks for sharing this delicious choice!

  5. Mmmmm, spiced nuts are addictive and the Moroccan spice blend packs a ton of flavor. What a great accompaniment for a curry dish.
    Visiting from SRC Group B.

  6. I adore spiced nuts, so delicious to snack on and they make great gifts. The Moroccan spice flavor sounds wonderful.

  7. I totally don't blame you for tripling this recipe. The nuts sound amazing!

  8. Can't have too many seasoned nut recipes. These look terrific, would make a terrific hostess gift because I'd need to get rid of them or risk eating them all myself!


  9. Mmmm...spiced nuts are my kryptonite. Once I start, I can't stop. This spice combo looks yummy, will have to try it out!

  10. These look fantastic! I think the spice combo sounds amazing :)

  11. These look yummy! I love spiced nuts. I am putting these on my "must make" list!

  12. These look absolutely delicious! Would be perfect tossed in a salad for lunch!

  13. i never think to make spiced nuts except at christmas time - what a great idea for summer salads!

    Happy SRC reveal from a fellow group C member!

  14. These sound so good! I love nuts.
    ~Jamie (visiting from src group c)


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