Baked Vanilla-Cinnamon-Coated Nuts

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Stacey Baker 0 Comments

The hardest part of cleaning my diet up is feeling like I am missing out.  I can pass on the donuts, the ice cream, the snickers...but sometimes I need just a little something. 
 Baked Vanilla-Cinnamon Nuts!  These Little beauties are SINFUL!  It's almost like cheating....almost.   Protein, some healthy fats and sweet...Yummmmmm!

Makes 20 servings
2 large eggs*
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup splenda
5 cups raw, unsalted nuts
 (almonds, cashews and or pecans)
1.Preheat oven to 300 and spray baking sheet with nonstick spray.
2.  Break *eggs into large bowl and beat well with whisk.  Add vanilla, cinnamon, salt and sugar      until well blended.
3.  Add nuts and stir until all are coated.  Let stand 5 min.
4.Transfer nuts onto the prepared baking sheet and lay them flat so they are touching but not covering other nuts.
5.  Bake on the center rack for 15 minutes, then use a spatula to scrape the nuts and their coating from the bottomof the baking sheet, then rearrange them.  Bake another 15 min, then remove from theoven.  Let the nuts cool before serving.

 serving size: 11 nuts                              * to reduce the fat content, I use only the eggwhites.

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