This mildly spiced mix of crunchy nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, tangy dried cranberries and sweet sultanas is great for nibbling as a healthy snack or with drinks. Children love it too!
*If you don't have a spice mill, you can use 1 tbsp curry powder instead of the whole spices.
Hot-spiced nuts and seeds: Add 1 garlic clove, crushed, and ½ tsp crushed dried chillies to the spice mixture. Use nuts and seeds only, omitting the sultanas and cranberries.
Sweet-spiced fruits, nuts and seeds: Replace all spices used in the main recipe with 1 tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp ground ginger and ½ tsp grated nutmeg. Stir these into the egg white and oats, and use to coat the nuts and seeds. Bake and cool. Mix with 55g (2oz) each chopped dried mango, dried cherries and chopped dried apple.
Almonds are a good source of unsaturated fat. They are also rich in vitamin E and provide protein, fibre and zinc.