Move over croutons, there’s a new kid on the block, and it’s got you beat on everything from taste to nutrition. This tasty, crunchy combination of almonds and seeds is irresistible thanks to a dusting of garlic and onion powder. It’s incredibly easy to make resulting in flavorful clusters of nutritious nuts and seeds to each bite. The cayenne pepper adds a surprising kick for just ¼ teaspoon, so cut it in half if you’re sensitive to heat. Keep on hand for everything from hearty salads to vegetable grain bowls, or even a savory yogurt parfait (try it with Greek yogurt, chopped cucumber and tomatoes).

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Stir together almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, several grinds of pepper, and cayenne (if using) in a large bowl. Spread in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden and fragrant, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet, about 10 minutes.

  • Sprinkle over salads or grain bowls.