PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOKING TIME: 45 minutes

MAKES 12 servings

Nuts are a classic low-carb snack, but store-bought flavored mixes often feature additives and sugars. This homemade nut mix is delicious, crunchy, and cheesy, and it can be made with any of your favorite nuts.

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

PARMESAN COATING

1½ cups (165 g) grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

½ teaspoon dried ground oregano

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 large egg whites

NUT MIX

1 cup (135 g) raw almonds

1 cup (145 g) raw peanuts

½ cup (65 g) raw Brazil nuts

½ cup (65 g) raw macadamia nuts

½ cup (50 g) raw pecan halves

½ cup (65 g) raw hazelnuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the oil.
  2. Make the Parmesan coating: Place the Parmesan, salt, and spices in a bowl and mix well until combined.
  3. Whisk the egg whites in a separate medium-sized bowl until they form soft peaks.
  4. Add the mixed nuts and the Parmesan coating mixture to the egg whites and stir well until the nuts are thoroughly coated with the mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the nuts onto the prepared sheet pan and drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over the top.
  6. Place the sheet pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Stir the nut mixture well and continue to bake for 5 to 10 minutes more, until golden and aromatic. Switch off the oven and leave the nuts inside with the door ajar for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove the nuts from the oven and cool completely in the pan, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
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