Spiced nuts and seeds – the perfect snack

 

Who doesn’t love a little munch?

Snacks around Christmas and New Years are key as there are always friends around, and having a few bowls out makes a big difference, especially if you are not so keen on a big cooking.

 

This spiced nuts recipe is a great alternative the to shop bought one, as it probably has one-quarter of the sugar that you can find in the shop bought packages. Nuts are a great way to enjoy a healthy snack. With protein, fiber and the right kind of unsaturated fats there are a healthier alternative for all snackers out there.

Ps. This mix will be perfect on salads.

 

Spiced nuts and seeds – the perfect snack
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecan nuts
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp black sesame
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil, melted ( we are using Coconut Merchant)
  • 1 tbs sesame oil or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut honey, agave or any other liquid sweetener( Coconut Merchant)
  • 1 tsp salt ( you can add more if you prefer more salty flavors)
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper ( we used Little Spice)
  • 3 tsp of mixed spices ( cayenne, turmeric, paprika, powdered garlic)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Mix all nuts until well covered in spices, oil and honey.
  3. Place all the nuts on a large roasting tray.
  4. Roast for 15-17 minutes, stirring occasionally until the nuts turn dark brown. carefully shake the tray every 5 minutes to make sure they cook evenly.
  5. Remove, stir in some more pepper and cayenne.
  6. Leave to cool in the tray, stirring from time to time.
  7. Once cool, transfer to an air-tight container.