Spiced Pepitas and Pecans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 cups
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Ingredients

2 large egg whites

1 tablespoon water 

1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar 

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

Pinch of cayenne pepper 

2 cups raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) 

2 cups shelled pecan halves 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and water until frothy. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cumin, salt and cayenne. Stir the sugar mixture into the egg whites, then add the pepitas and pecans. Toss until the nuts are completely coated.
  3. Evenly spread the nuts on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, until crispy. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.