Spicy Nut Mix

Posted by Lorna Macchia on

Nuts are a powerhouse of essential nutrients, providing minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc & potassium, as well as selenium, manganese and copper. They are a good source of vitamin E, mono & polyunsaturated fats, phytochemicals and also dietary fibre. Tossing mixed nuts in spices like cinnamon, ginger & turmeric give them some  immune boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits, particularly If you use activated nuts which generally have less anti-nutrients like lectins & phytates.

Enjoy as a warm snack, with a good book or move.

 Spicy Nut Mix

INGREDIENTS

Vegan Option, Gluten Free

  • 2 cups mixed organic, activated nuts – e.g macadamias, pecans, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pistachios,
  • ¼ cup pepita seeds
  • 1tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (to taste)
  • Salt & ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1-3 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (to taste)

 

TO MAKE

  • Heat non stick pan and add nuts and spices/seasonings.
  • Toast on moderate heat, stirring often until mix is golden and crunchy.
  • Add honey/maple syrup and toast for further 1-2 minutes on lower heat.
  • Tip onto parchment paper and spread out, allowing to cool. 

Alternatively these can be made in the oven on a parchment lined tray.

  • Mix nuts & spices and toast in oven at 200oC for 5-10 minutes until golden (mixing a few times).
  • Add honey/maple syrup and toast for a further 2-3 minutes at 150 oC.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.

 

SERVING

Delicious as a snack or tossed through salad or as a topping on stuffed vegetables.

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