Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Elevate your snacking experience with a delightful combination of sweet and spicy flavors in our Vegan Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts. What makes this snack extra special? The secret ingredient lies in aquafaba – the liquid gold found in a can of chickpeas. Join us as we embark on a flavor-packed journey, exploring the magic of aquafaba and the art of crafting the perfect crunchy, sweet, and spicy mixed nuts that will tantalize your taste buds.

Aquafaba: The Vegan Kitchen Wizard

1. What is Aquafaba?

Derived from the brine of canned chickpeas, aquafaba has gained fame in the vegan culinary world for its remarkable ability to mimic the properties of egg whites. Its unique composition makes it an excellent binder and stabilizer in recipes ranging from meringues to, yes, sweet and spicy mixed nuts.

2. The Magic of Aquafaba in Mixed Nuts:

Aquafaba acts as a fantastic adhesive, allowing the sweet and spicy seasoning to cling to the nuts, creating a caramelized coating that’s both crispy and irresistible.

Plant Based Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Nuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Entertaining, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 121



  • 2 cups whole raw almonds
  • 2 cups raw pecans or walnuts
  • ½ cup raw brazil nuts
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup aquafaba, whipped
  • 1 ½ tsp flaked salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper(or your preferred heat level)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a bowl, which the aquafaba until soft peaks. Toss in the nuts and fold until well coated.
  • Add remaining ingredients and toss well to combine and coat the nuts.
  • Transfer to the baking sheet and spread mixture evenly. Bake for 10 minutes and then remove from oven and toss and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes until bown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

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Keyword Beginner, Easy, Entertaining, Nuts, Plant Based, Spicy, Sweet, Vegan, Vegetarian
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