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Super Spice Snack Mix from Dr. Wendy Bazilian


Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Makes 24 (~1/4-cup) servings.
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, ground
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne—Optional ‘heat’
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsalted whole almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted walnut halves
  • 1 cup roasted salted pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup salted shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup dried tart (Montmorency) cherries


  • Preheat oven to 250°F. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and paprika in small bowl. Cayenne—optional, too. Set aside.
  • Place oats, almonds, walnuts, 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.