Super Spice Snack Mix

Submitted by: Dr. Wendy Bazilian

Nutty, chewy, and spicey too! For Diabetes-Friendly, 1/4 cup = 1 carb choice.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup


  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, ground
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper -optional 'heat'
  • 1 cup unsalted whole almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsalted pecan halves
  • 1 cup roasted salted pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup salted shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 2/3 cup California raisins or California golden raisins
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries


Preheat oven to 250ºF.  Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and paprika in a small bowl.  Set aside.  Place almonds, oats, pecans, pepitas and pistachios in large bowl.  Add thawed apple juice concentrate; toss until nuts are evenly coated.  Sprinkle with spice mixture, tossing to coat well. Spread evenly on two 15x10x1-inch baking pans.  Bake 30 minutes, stirring halfway through cook time.  Cool completely on the same or another baking pan on a wire rack.  Stir in raisins and dried cherries.  Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 190 (53% from fat); Total Fat 100g (sat 10g, mono 4g, poly 2.5g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 18g; (Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 10g; ); Iron 1.31mg; Sodium 35mg; Calcium 35.44mg; Potassium 160mg

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Special Diet

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