• 1/4 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 2 Teaspoons ginger, ground
  • 2 Teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Cup unsalted whole almonds
  • 1 Cup rolled oats
  • 1 Cup unsalted pecan halves
  • 1 Cup roasted salted pepitas
  • 1 Cup salted shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 Cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 2/3 Cup California 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.

Thanks to Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RDN for this delicious recipe!  

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 53%); Total Fat 100 ( Saturated Fat 10; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 35; Potassium 160; Total Carbohydrate 18; Dietary Fiber 4; Sugars 10; Protein 5; Calcium 35.44; Iron 1.31;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.