Spicy and Bright Nut and Seed Mix

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Spicy and bright nut and seed mix…too tasty!

I’ve got nothin’. No story behind this one. No fun facts. Just nuts. Seeds. Spice. And it’s gooooood.  the citric acid powder lends a tartness and brightness kin to lemon juice without all the sogginess (it can be found amongst cheese-making supplies online). You can make the nut and seed mix without it, but I personally think the mix is much better with it.  Be careful, a little goes a LONG way!  Do monkey with the heat by adding more or less ancho or cayenne–the heat is a great contrast to the brightness offered by the citric acid powder. Make a big batch…you’ll find yourself sneaking into the kitchen to refill that snack bowl!

Spicy Nut and Seed Mix

1 cup almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ancho chili powder
1-2 pinches cayenne powder
2-3 pinches citric acid powder
Salt to taste

Toast your almonds, seeds, and coconut flakes in a wee bit of coconut oil (this will help the spices stick).  Toss with all spices and sprinkle with citric acid powder and salt to taste.  It’s that simple!

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Toast your nuts, seeds, and coconut flakes. Don’t be afraid to try different nuts or seeds (except walnuts–they’re just plain nasty!).

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Coat well with seasonings and snack away!