Diabetic Cooking

Hot and spicy nuts

Preparation time: 15–20 minutes.


  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dash of white pepper


Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss the nuts with oil in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the spices. Add spices to the nuts, stirring until the nuts are covered evenly. Spread the nuts on a baking tray in a single layer. Bake the nuts for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool before serving.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups. Serving size: 1/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 96, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 1 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 fat.

This recipe was developed by Angie Sharp, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.