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Ras el Hanout Spiced Mixed Nuts

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Ras el hanout, literally translated as “head of shop,” is a spice mixture used in North African cooking. The mixture usually consists of over a dozen spices, in different proportions. Common ingredients include cardamom, cumin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, dry ginger, chili peppers, coriander seed, peppercorn, sweet and hot paprika, fenugreek, and dry turmeric. I bought the spice blend in a local supermarket, but it's super easy to make your own. Here is a simplified recipe if you want to try it.
The spice blend gives extra oomph to this simple homemade nut mix. The nuts are delicious and provide the perfect balance of healthy fats, protein, and fiber that help beat in-between meal blahs and also great as a homemade gift too. I have used a mixture of pecans, walnuts, cashews and almonds, but any other nut combination would work too.

  • 125 g Pecans, untoasted
  • 125 g Walnuts, untoasted
  • 125 g Dry roasted cashews, unsalted
  • 125 g Dry roasted almonds, unsalted (skin-on or blanched)
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 2 tsp Ras el hanout
  • 75 g Granulated sugar
  • 50 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside.
  2. Combine pecans, walnuts, cashews and almonds in a large bowl. Add salt and ras el hanout. Toss to coat.
  3. Heat sugar, water, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Slowly pour butter mixture over nuts and stir to coat.
  4. Transfer nuts to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake nuts in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, stir nuts to coat with warm syrup and spread them out again in a single layer. Return to the oven and bake for a further 6-8 minutes until nuts are sticky and roasted. Remove and allow to cool and store in an air-tight container.

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May your holidays be filled with lots of happiness, peace, and love!


Anonymous 24/12/22 13:34

It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z blog.. I love the flavors of this spice mixture and your photos and presentation of the nuts are spectacular. I want to dig right in.

Anonymous 24/12/22 16:17

It's Judee again. Came back to wish you a Merry Christmas

Grace 24/12/22 17:29

Querida Angie; te deseo una bendita Navidad, rodeada de amor y paz.
Bendita nuestra comunicación.
Gracias por tu presente siempre.
Permíteme un abrazo fraterno.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 24/12/22 18:50

I'm not familiar with Ras el hanout mix, but most of spices in it are my favourite. And this sweet and savoury nuts look terrific!

DEZMOND 24/12/22 19:52

That looks so nice and crunchy! Wishing you a delightful Christmas weekend and Christmas Eve tonight! We cook bean soup with garlic and paprika roux on Christmas Eve traditionally.

roentare 24/12/22 20:55

It looks so healthy that I want to eat healthy! Beautiful image. Merry Christmas and wish you the best

Anonymous 24/12/22 21:22

I like the spice mix Ras el hanout and I'm sure it turns nuts into a delicious treat. Karen (Back Road Journal)

Brian's Home Blog 25/12/22 00:21

Those look so good! Happy Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas from all of us!

J.P. Alexander 25/12/22 03:24

Gracias por la receta. Te deseo una feliz navidad para ti y tu familia. Te mando un beso.

Torviewtoronto 25/12/22 04:50

healthy flavours snack for anytime happy. holidays

Eha 25/12/22 06:32

Late Xmas Day afternoon from Down Under . . . I have used ras el hanout for over 70 years and would be absolutely lost without it . . . Surely one of the most classic spice mixtures alongside Baharat, Berbere, Shichimi Togarishi et al - oddly enough have not used it for nuts - interesting - must try !!!

Rainbow Evening 25/12/22 12:09

we buy "mixed nuts" sometimes, healthy and tasteful.....
Happy Holiday

Rose world 25/12/22 13:42

I love such mixed nuts. Usually bought a tub for Chinese New Year to enjoy. Which reminded me that is less than a month away!!!

Merry Christmas to you and family!!

Anonymous 25/12/22 13:53

Merry Christmas Angie! Hugs, Bernadette

Noob Cook 25/12/22 16:46

This is a festive and beautiful looking mix nuts dish!

Wishing you and your loved ones Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I’m busy with work, so I’ll come back next week to read your blog. Take care and enjoy the festive feasting :)

My name is Erika. 25/12/22 21:36

Yum. A little sweet, a little spice. What could be tastier. Merry Christmas to you Angie. Hugs-Erika

Nancy Chan 26/12/22 09:17

The spiced mixed nuts look so yummy. I would love this snack.

Cooking Julia 26/12/22 18:24

I've already made this kind of treat, it is so delicious!

Mbul Kecil 27/12/22 01:53

yummy! pecan and walnut are great cimbination for chruncy their texture in my mouth...You are a good chef Angie. Great job!

speedy70 27/12/22 13:19

Mi piacciono tantissimo, perfette per le feste!!!

Anonymous 27/12/22 16:07

Such a creative flavour to add to nuts and perfect for the holidays. Merry Christmas Angie, hope you have a happy and healthy new year!

David 27/12/22 19:42

Angie, Looks pretty and mostly healthy too! A perfect snack for the Holidays and well a sports on TV... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Muriel de PETITES MARMITES ET COMPAGNIE 27/12/22 20:16

Rohhhh! difficile de résister à pareilles gourmandises ! Je te souhaite une belle fin d'année

Marcepanowy Kącik 27/12/22 20:32

Lubię takie prazone chrupiące orzechy 💗

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 27/12/22 22:28

Ooh! sticky roasted nuts with all those delicious spicy flavours, you are making me drool just thinking about it! I am a bit of a nut fiend, so count me in :)

bread&salt 28/12/22 11:15

OMG looks yummy! Merry Christmas to you dear Angie! Happy and healthy 2023. Greetings.

tigerfish 4/1/23 16:55

Dangerously addictive ! :p


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